Alarm Receiving Centre
Our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) is fully accredited to the highest lone worker standards of BS 8484:2016 and BS5979 Category II. Operated 24/7 by highly-trained and experienced Controllers.
We have adhered to the thorough vetting process, in order to be certified to the latest BS 8484:2016 accreditation. Our ARC was in fact the first in the UK to receive this prestigious accreditation back in 2009
As a specialist in lone worker protection, we only deal with lone worker alarms in our ARC, unlike other monitoring centres that also covers CCTV, vehicle tracking or intruder alarms. It’s important to us to provide the best and fast response to your lone workers when they need it the most.
Fast, Accurate Police Dispatch
When a Red Alert is triggered, every second counts. That’s why we use the latest alarm handling technology to ensure that Controllers in the ARC can listen to, assess, record and process each alarm as soon as possible.
BS 8484:2016 certification enables the highest level of police response. Controllers can issue a Unique Reference Number (URN) at the push of a button, requesting a direct response from any regional Police control room.
This enables us to bypass the 999 service and guarantees the fastest possible response to a lone worker incident.
Our lone worker monitoring software, Vision, is the connection between you, your lone workers and the Alarm Receiving Centre. This enables you and your managers to view any lone worker activity in real-time.
Safe & Secure Data
Our Alarm Receiving Centre provides the highest standards in monitoring services. In addition to BS 8484:2016 and BS5979 Category II, it holds a number of other accreditations such as ISO 90001 and Secured by Design.
We have also taken the necessary steps to ensure our staff and your data is secure in the building by protecting it against smoke, fire, flood and vandalism – among many other things. We also have a robust disaster recovery plan in place, to ensure maximum uptime in the event of an emergency.
A self-managed Alarm Receiving Centre can be inexpensive to run and quick to implement. But, it can have serious implications on the safety of your lone workers.
The Benefits of Outsourced Support
Whilst greater initial financial investment is required, outsourcing to a dedicated BS5979 Alarm Receiving Centre can provide a wealth of benefits:
- Recognised by Police and Blue Light services who can provide optimal response times
- Dedicated resource 24/7 365 days a year
- Reassures lone workers knowing they have reliable support in place
- Experienced Controllers who can provide calm, methodical support in an emergency
- Relieves pressure from senior management to respond to lone worker alarms
Having expert support to hand 24/7 365 days a year, can mean the difference between a near injury or a serious one.