Home Alarm Monitoring

Home Alarm Monitoring

Is it worth paying for alarm monitoring in Ireland?

Self monitoring is inexpensive and is worth it. You will recieve alerts to the hkc app and be able to arm/disarm the alarm from your smartphones.

How much does it cost to have a monitoring alarm?

Self monitoring with free online support is €120 per annum.

Central station monitoring for Garda response is €240 per annum.

How can I monitor my own alarm system?

You can monitor your alarm system by linking it to your phone. The hkc gsm-wifi can connect the alarm to the wifi in your home or to the mobile phone networks. This device can send texts and push notifications to your phones and can be used to arm/disarm the alarm with text message commands or the Hkc smartphone app. It can also be used to signal a monitoring station for Garda response.

For a demo and video see here:

https://gard.ie/hkc-smartphone-app-for-alarm

Dual Path for enhanced Security

The gsm-wifi can connect to your house wifi. If that gets switched off it can switch to the backup sim card and use any mobile network. It will use whatever is the best signal available to connect to the internet. Once your alarm is connected to the internet it can access the hkc securecomm service which will send alerts to your phone in case of an alarm activation. The alerts give details of the zones which caused the alarm. Also you can use the hkc app to arm/disarm the system from anywhere.

Self Monitoring

The hkc securecomm service is an automated monitoring service which sends the text messages and push notifications to the hkc app on your phones. The subscription is €120 per annum payable by direct debit. This includes online technical support in the event of an issue.

Central Station Monitoring

We install the gsm-wifi on your alarm system and also link it to a central station which will contact the police 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 costs €120 per annum for residential alarms. For this you will have the option of immediate Garda response for a panic alarm or in the event of a verified alarm. A verified alarm means that 2 separate zones have been activated.  The fee for central station monitoring is in addition to the fee for the securecomm service so the total will be €240 per annum.

Will home alarm work without monitoring?

The answer is yes, the internal and external siren will activate but you won’t receive any alerts or notifications.

Hkc Quantum 70 Wireless System

The hkc quantum wireless system comes with a built in wifi card which does everything the gsm-wifi does but without the sim card backup. that means you don’t have to purchase the gsm-wifi unit as long as there is a good wifi signal at the location of the quantum control panel. However you will not have the enhanced security of the dual path system without the gsm. If you prefer you can add the gsm-wifi to the hkc quantum system.

Is it worth paying for alarm monitoring in Ireland?

Self monitoring is inexpensive and is worth it. You will recieve alerts to the hkc app and be able to arm/disarm the alarm from your smartphones.

How much does it cost to have a monitoring alarm?

Self monitoring with free online support is €70 per annum.

Central station monitoring for Garda response is €240 per annum.

How can I monitor my own alarm system?

You can monitor your alarm system by linking it to your phone. The hkc gsm-wifi can connect the alarm to the wifi in your home or to the mobile phone networks. This device can send texts and push notifications to your phones and can be used to arm/disarm the alarm with text message commands or the Hkc smartphone app. It can also be used to signal a monitoring station for Garda response.

For a demo and video see here:

https://gard.ie/hkc-smartphone-app-for-alarm

Dual Path for enhanced Security

The gsm-wifi can connect to your house wifi. If that gets switched off it can switch to the backup sim card and use any mobile network. It will use whatever is the best signal available to connect to the internet. Once your alarm is connected to the internet it can access the hkc securecomm service which will send alerts to your phone in case of an alarm activation. The alerts give details of the zones which caused the alarm. Also you can use the hkc app to arm/disarm the system from anywhere.

Self Monitoring

The hkc securecomm service is an automated monitoring service which sends the text messages and push notifications to the hkc app on your phones. The subscription is €70 per annum payable by direct debit.

Central Station Monitoring

We install the gsm-wifi on your alarm system and also link it to a central station which will contact the police 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 €170 per annum for residential alarms. For this you will have the option of immediate Garda response for a panic alarm or in the event of a verified alarm. A verified alarm means that 2 separate zones have been activated.  The fee for central station monitoring is in addition to the fee for the securecomm service so the total will be €240 per annum.

Will home alarm work without monitoring?

The answer is yes, the internal and external siren will activate but you won’t receive any alerts or notifications.

Hkc Quantum 70 Wireless System

The hkc quantum wireless system comes with a built in wifi card which does everything the gsm-wifi does but without the sim card backup. that means you don’t have to purchase the gsm-wifi unit as long as there is a good wifi signal at the location of the quantum control panel. However you will not have the enhanced security of the dual path system without the gsm. If you prefer you can add the gsm-wifi to the hkc quantum system.