Alert Monitoring monitor a range of burglar alarm systems right across New Zealand from their Dunedin monitoring centre.
There are two types of monitoring stations:- Manned, which is what we are, and unmanned - which some others operate.
A manned monitoring station, which we at Alert offer, means that we have trained staff available in our control room watching over your premises 24 hours a day. In the event of an activation the relevant emergency service is despatched and, if requested, a guard sent or keyholder notified.
In an unmanned station you have a receiver and computer in a room which relies on a signal being received and sent on to a pocket pager with no human supervision. If you ring for information in the silent hours you could be answered by anybody who happens to be carrying the phone that the number has been diverted to who won't necessarily know who you are or any historical information about you or your business.
When you are considering having your alarm monitored make sure its by a professional 24 hour manned monitoring station.
Ask the questions when you are deciding:-
Outside of Dunedin we can arrange guard response with professional companies, if required.
Alert offers 3 types of monitoring, these are:-