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Alarm monitoring

Alarm monitoring

Alarm monitoring

What are the Benefits of Alarm Monitoring Services?

Alarm monitoring service is a must-have for every residential and commercial building. It is beneficial in increasing the resident’s safety and protecting the building from any potential damages. It involves instant communication between your building’s security system and a central station of the company providing security and monitoring services. The security company, once alerted, is going to take appropriate steps that can involve notifying the right authorities and initiating proper response to the type of alarm. Let’s explore how this service works.

Alarm Monitoring Centre

The central monitoring station of your security company monitors different types of alarms including fire, burglar, and other residential alarm systems.  Such an agency can also provide you with patrol services. The agency makes use of various communication technologies to monitor your security systems. They will alert the right authorities if there is an alarm. When choosing the right company, it is important to look for those which have been certified by independent organisations that have strict compliance requirements.

When choosing an alarm monitoring service, consider these points:

  • They follow all the industry standard regulations
  • They provide higher levels and range of services
  • They are not owned by companies that may have a conflict of interest with you or your company (if you are a business)
  • Automated alarm monitoring stations should adhere to the latest data and privacy regulations for storing and processing your data

Technical Aspects of Alarm Monitoring

The technical aspects can vary from one security service provider to another. However, the fundamentals of alarm monitoring are mostly same in a residential security system. The control panel is at the hub of a system that comprises of many sensors including the following:

  • Motion detectors
  • Fire & smoke detectors
  • Door/Window sensors
  • Tamper sensors
  • Temperature sensors
  • Flood sensors

If any of the sensors are activated, signals are sent to the central monitoring station through communication lines. Advanced systems can also make use of backup transmission systems that can come of use in case the primary communication channel fails.

How Does the Response System Work?

When a central station receives a signal from your control panel, the monitoring team gets alerted. You will immediately receive a call from them to confirm the emergency. In case of no response from your side, the personnel will call the appropriate agency to send a dispatch. Based on the type of security systems you may have, the confirmation call routine may be bypassed. Such systems can trigger silent alarms so that the intruders may not disable the system.

Your security system will send out two key types of information to the alarm monitoring station. This includes the type of sensor activated and your account details. There are emergencies that can be too complicated or serious for you to handle yourself. You may need different types of services including fire, law enforcement or medical help. Choosing an alarm monitoring service can be an efficient and effective way to ensure the safety and security of your loved ones or employees.

Watchdog Security can provide Alarm Monitoring Services within Goulburn, Crookwell, Marulan and other areas.

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Patrol & Alarm Response

Patrol & Alarm Response

Patrol & Alarm Response

What are the Benefits of Patrol & Alarm Response Services?

As the crime rate continues to increase, homeowners and business owners resort to different types of security systems. Mobile patrol and alarm response have been proven to be some of the most effective ways to prevent criminal activities. Both these services help in addressing many issues and creating a safer and secure environment in different types of settings. Let’s talk about how these services work and how they can benefit you.

Mobile Patrol Services

The main goal of a patrol officer is to prevent any potential criminal activities. They will also report any kind of suspicious activities and conditions whilst patrolling. The various kinds of conditions can include:

  • Damages to property
  • Unsecured doors
  • Lights that may be out

A patrol officer can also respond to alarms, which can help reduce the need for calling law enforcement or fire department. A patrol company can also provide after-hours services while you are away from your home and business.

Professional Patrol & Response Services

When choosing a patrol and response service, it is important to look for a professional company. Such a company has commissioned officers who patrol your area or building in professionally marked and equipped patrol vehicles. Some of the features of such services include:

  • Use of mobile communications for responding immediately
  • Providing regular after-hours patrols of the premises
  • Perimeter and door checking

Depending on your needs, you may also seek in-detail inspection.

Client Profile

All types of commercial facilities and residential settings can seek professional patrol services. This can include the following types of properties or premises:

  • Commercial office buildings
  • Factories
  • Banks
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial buildings
  • Community associations
  • Apartments
  • Condominiums
  • Retail buildings or areas
  • Government buildings
  • Hotels
  • Religious buildings

Some services can also provide patrolling enforcement services. This can include conducting a visual inspection or even using technology to detect vehicles that may not have the permission for parking on the property.

Alarm Response Services

Some companies provide alarm response services in addition to their patrolling your premises. This can include dispatching not just police, but also their own patrol agent in case a burglar alarm activates. A burglar alarm going off has increasingly become a low priority alert for law enforcement in many areas because of the shortfall in resources. In addition, law enforcement agencies are increasingly charging higher fees for responding to false alarms. This makes it more beneficial and cost-effective to choose a professional alarm response agency.

Vacation Monitoring

Some agencies also provide vacation monitoring and alarm response services. This means that you will be able to go on vacations without worrying about your property. The range of services can also include safety checks and daily mail and newspaper pick-up.

In addition to these range of security and response services, some patrol and alarm response companies also go a step further. You can have an agent be present at your home or business place at the time of arrival or departure. This can especially make you feel safe if you return home late or at any other time when you want to take additional precautions.

Talk to Watchdog Security today about how can provide you with Patrol & alarm response services for your home or business.

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Cash in transit

Cash in transit

Cash in Transit

What are the Benefits of Hiring Cash in Transit Services?

When a business involves cash handling, it is going to need assistance for cash transit. If your commercial activities require such a service, you can hire the services of a cash in transit company. Such a service helps you in moving cash in armored transportation. In fact, even individuals can avail such services for moving different types of financial instruments like money, coins, securities, and bullion. Such companies provide a wide range of services including protecting the assets during transportation or servicing ATMs.

The goal of Cash in Transit Companies

Cash in transit companies are focused on transporting your money with the highest level of safety. A quality service provider regularly reviews its security processes and makes changes. So its goal is to not just protect your cash or financial instruments, but also to stay up-to-date with their security procedures.

How do Cash in Transit Services Work?

Cash transit services are provided in unmarked or armoured vehicles. The guards may or may not carry firearms based on the potential threats involved. Some of the key aspects of a cash-in-transit service are as follows:

  • The pick-up and delivery times and the routes are changed to increase security and unpredictability
  • Special procedures are laid out for accidents or vehicle breakdowns
  • Procedures are laid out to monitor the cash
  • Policies are created to reduce the volume of cash handled at one time
  • Regular inspection of safety equipment and vehicles
  • Regular maintenance of vehicles to prevent breakdowns
  • Follow proper procedures for hold-ups

Such a company inspects the routes and makes changes to eliminate any room for prediction. Any potential risks of slips or trips at the pick-up or delivery site are checked to prevent the security team from becoming vulnerable. The sites and routes are also inspected for areas where potential attackers may hide. Part of the service is to verify and check the IDs, keys, and codes used for access.


No matter the size of your business operations, if you receive cash payments, you will need to transport it safely. There are many benefits of choosing the services of a cash-in-transit company.

  • Your staff will no longer have to travel to the bank. This can help increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Prevent attacks on your staff when moving cash to the bank.
  • You can create customised schedules for collections. This can help reduce costs whilst increasing safety.

Such a service can also help build better credibility amongst your clients and business stakeholders.

So cash in transit services are quite beneficial to businesses of different sizes and types. It is important to choose a company that is fully licensed, bonded, and insured such as Watchdog Security. It should have an excellent reputation and history of positive track record. They should be able to provide a bespoke service to keep your money safe from pick-up to delivery. They should also be able to adjust to the seasonal changes in your cash collection. And they should be able to plan everything whilst keeping the costs low.

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