Alarm monitoring center

Central Station Services
– Security and fire detection system installers
– Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) retailers
– Devices connected to the Internet of Things
– Crash Detection Devices
– Integrated Security Cameras

Central Station Regulation in the United States
– Central stations regulated by third-party inspection companies like Underwriters Laboratories (UL), FM Approvals, and The Monitoring Association (TMA)
– Evaluation criteria include system redundancy, building security, and regulation compliance
– Certification obtained after demonstrating adherence to UL requirements
– The Monitoring Association (TMA) represents professional monitoring companies and inspects and certifies central stations
– TMA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories include UL, FM Global, and Intertek/ETL

Central Station Grading in Australia
– Central stations graded against Australian Standard 2201.2
– Grading based on physical construction and operational performance
– Physical performance graded A, B, or C (A being the highest)
– Operational performance graded 1, 2, or 3 (1 being the highest)
– Police may refuse to respond to alarms from non-graded companies, and insurers may deny claims for systems monitored by ungraded providers

Central Station Auditing in the United Kingdom
– Auditing conducted by the National Approval Council for Security Systems
– Compliance with standards like BS5979 required for passing alerts to the police force
– Emerging European standards replacing existing ones

Related Topics
– Burglar alarm
– Fire alarm
– Panic button alarm
– Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)Sources: