24×7 Fire Alarm Monitoring
A fire or break-in can occur at your home or place of business at any time — even when no one is there. That’s why it’s so important to install a reliable security system that includes 24/7 fire monitoring services.
In a typical monitoring scenario, the activation of a fire or burglar alarm or the triggering of a motion sensor immediately sends a signal to a central monitoring station staffed by fully trained professionals. These individuals can assess the nature of the security threat and quickly dispatch first responders if necessary.
The obvious advantage of having a reliable monitoring service is that help can be sent much more quickly to your home or business in an emergency. A faster response time can minimize the amount of property damage, and in some cases may mean the difference between life and death. A professional monitoring service can also determine whether a real threat exists, or if it’s nothing more than a false alarm that doesn’t warrant further investigation.
Fire Alarm Signaling Requirements
There are several ways that a signal can be delivered from an alarm system’s control panel to the central monitor station. Prior to 2010, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 72) National Fire Alarm Code stipulated that building owners were required to have at least one dedicated Plain Old Telephone System (POTS) line and a second, non-dedicated POTS or cellular line for transmitting monitoring signals.
However, the 2010 revision paved the way for the use of cellular communication as the sole means of signal delivery. This has led to an increase in the use of more cost-effective wireless signal options. These include AES-IntelliNet technology that can transmit two-way radio signals in only one to three seconds, as well as fast, reliable IP/Cellular Connection technology.
Choosing a Five Diamond-Certified Monitoring Station
Regardless of which type of signal delivery method your security system employs, you should consider choosing a monitoring station that has attained Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Five Diamond Certification.
CSAA is a non-profit trade association that’s dedicated to advancing the professional monitoring industry via education, advocacy and the fostering of strong public safety relationships with law enforcement, insurance companies and other relevant entities. This coveted certification is awarded to monitoring stations that have met high standards of excellence in the following areas:
- Commitment to random inspections and quality criteria standards by nationally recognized testing laboratories
- Commitment to delivering superior customer service
- Commitment to elevating industry standards through CSAA membership
- Commitment to ongoing job-related education through CSAA-provided training methods
- Commitment to minimizing the number of false dispatches
Titan Alarm Inc. Provides Advanced Monitoring Services to Our Phoenix Customers
Titan alarm offers superior security systems supported by professional monitoring services. Our systems feature technologically advanced cellular monitoring that enables fast and reliable two-way communication with our Five Diamond-certified central monitoring station.
Our monitoring station is staffed around the clock by certified monitoring personnel who serve as your property’s omnipresent, ever-vigilant security watchdog. Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive security and monitoring solutions today.