Home Alarm Monitoring
If you want to be informed when your alarm system is activated then you will need to link to it by phone. This can be done using a landline or the mobile phone networks. In order to connect your alarm system to your telephone landline or the mobile networks you will require a device called a dialler to be fitted to the alarm.
We can install 3 types of dialler on our new alarm systems:
HKC-GSM-Q can send text and voice messages to your phone and can be used to arm/disarm the alarm with text message commands. Price = 170 euro supply and fit.You supply and maintain a sim card for this gsm module.
HKC-GSM-SC can send text and voice messages to your phone and can be used to arm/disarm the alarm with text message commands. Also has an App which can be used to control the alarm. Price = 150 euro supply and fit plus 60 euro per annum subscription charge. This gsm module comes with a sim card already installed and all charges related to the sim card are covered by the 60 euro subscription charge.
HKC Landline digi modem can call any phone and play a pre-recorded voice message down the line. This device requires wiring into your telephone land-line. Price = 135 euro supply and fit.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT
We install any of the above diallers on your alarm system and link it to a central station which will contact the gardai in the event of an activation. If you wish to link to a central station you must pay them a yearly fee. Our monitoring station charges 180 euro including VAT per annum for residential alarms. For this you will have the Gardai come to investigate in the event of an alarm.
What happens if I don't have a telephone landline in my home or if I don't want to use the landline?
You will have to opt for a gsm dialler.
Monitoring over a upc/virgin land-line:
Monitoring is possible over a virgin line either through a monitoring station or by directly contacting you by voice message dialler.
Risks, drawbacks: Virgin line goes dead because virgin carry out maintenance in your area. Power failure causes your virgin modem to switch off. Burglar cuts your virgin line before it enters the house. Cable has to be run from alarm system to virgin modem. If you switch to any other service provider cable will have to be rerouted to the eircom line.
Monitoring over an eircom/eir based land-line such as eir, vodafone, sky:
Monitoring is possible over an eir based landline either through a monitoring station or by directly contacting you by voice message dialler.
Risks, drawbacks: Eir line goes dead because eircom carry out maintenance in your area. Burglar cuts your eir line before it enters the house. Cable has to be run from alarm system to phone line. If you switch to virgin then cable will have to be rerouted to your virgin box.
Monitoring by gsm dialler.
All forms of monitoring are available over gsm dialler including connection to monitoring stations, voice and text messages. Gsm diallers are easy to install with no wiring and have the advantage of being 2-way diallers which means that you can also send messages to the alarm to arm/disarm the system. There are some drawbacks: Gsm jammer is deployed by burglars blocking signal. Gsm signal is poor or temporarily goes dead in your area. In some diallers you have to provide a sim card which has to be topped up or it will become inactive.
I already have an alarm system can I get it monitored? Yes it may be possible - see here