What is a monitored alarm?
A monitored alarm is a burglar alarm that is connected to a remote Alarm Receiving Centre. , Signals can be transmitted over your phone line, internet connection and/or wirelessly over the cellular network. If the alarm is triggered the ARC will contact you, your key-holders, inform the police or guarding company.
Insurance companies often specify monitored alarms for higher-risk properties.
Self-monitoring, is becoming very popular. Either via a voice call, SMS or SmartPhone App. A SmartPhone App can typically include push notification and the ability to set, disarm and check the status of your alarm system.