Intruder Alarms: First Line of Defence

Intruder alarms are often the first line of defence against burglary and, when monitored by an ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre), you can rest assured that your property will be protected.

Intruders do not want to attract attention to themselves or their activities for obvious reasons, so an intruder alarm system with a highly visible external sounder unit will warn would-be thieves that the property is alarmed and is likely to attract a Police response if entered.

Dual Technology as Standard

Using our experience as one of the UK’s leading security companies, which extends over 30 years in the electronic security industry, we have developed an intruder alarm specification that is designed to reduce false alarms from the outset.

We achieve this primarily by using Dual Technology detectors. Utilising two completely different detection methods – a traditional PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor) and a microwave detector. These units are triggered by different sources, meaning the possibility of false alarms is greatly reduced.

Sequential Monitoring Reduces False Alarms

Reducing false alarms is further aided by implementing sequential monitoring.

This system ensures the first activation being transmitted to the ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre) only attracts key-holder response. However, when the second activation comes through from a separate detector, the ARC operative escalates the alarm for Police response.

A single activation could clearly be a false alarm, but when the second event occurs it is more likely to be a genuine intrusion event and the Police can be dispatched with confidence.

Dual Path Monitoring

There are many forms of monitoring, but we don’t recommend anything less than a Dual Path signalling system. With two communication paths to the ARC, you can be assured of getting that all important alarm transmitted and responded to.

The systems we recommend utilise a combination of PSTN telephone lines, 3G Sims and/or IP internet broadband – we recommend Dualcom and Emizon in most cases but where specified we also install BT RedCARE GSM.

The main benefit of a dual path signalling system is that if an intruder pulls out, damages or disables the main PSTN telephone line, the system can send the line failure out over the second path, the 3G Sim.

Monitored 24/7

Our ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre), is professionally manned 24/7 for your peace of mind and is compliant with BS:5979:2007.

By meeting this criteria for alarm monitoring, you can be assured that your system, and any subsequent transmitted activations, will be dealt with in a swift and timely manner -reducing any potential loss.


For your peace of mind, we are SSAIB and insurance approved intruder alarm installers ensuring that our systems are installed to the highest specification and in accordance with the British Standard PD662/BS 8243.


If your enquiry is urgent, please call us on 0800 170 13 12.