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With the cost of living crisis affecting most of the UK, 2023's crime rate is expected to increase over the course of the year due to the added pressure of financial hardship. Burglary rates in particular are set to rise, which doesn't come as a surprise after there were an average of 526 burglaries a day in March 2022.

In the face of increased crime risk, many customers are wondering whether house alarms are able to call the police.


Can House Alarms Call The Police?

In simple terms, no. The house alarm itself cannot call the police - but - the monitoring team on the other end of your monitored alarm can call the police or any other emergency services you may require.


What is a Monitored Alarm?

A monitored alarm is monitored and supervised around the clock from a monitoring station. At a monitoring station, engineers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

As the house alarm is consistently monitored, this guarantees that emergency services will be called in the event of an emergency.

At IDS, we offer maintenance contracts that include 24/7 alarm monitoring for intruders. Additionally, our security alarm installers can provide state-of-the-art alarm systems that monitor for:

  • Personal Attacks
  • Fires
  • Medical Emergencies

Our security systems specifically use BT RedCare digital signalling equipment which allows us to accurately and quickly provide emergency support in various situations.


How Can Digital Signalling Contact the Emergency Services?

BT RedCare consists of a single path system that monitors your alarm with the help of a BT phone line. This is so that the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) can be contacted through a digital signal to make them aware of an emergency within seconds.


What Are the Benefits of Installing a Monitored Alarm?

The biggest benefit of having a monitored alarm installed on your property is pure peace of mind. Whilst a 'bells only' security system is a great crime prevention tool, it doesn't always provide customers with the level of security they need in the unfortunate event of an emergency.

With a monitored alarm, you won't need to worry about anything going amiss. Think about it as having someone watching over your property, yourself, or your family, making sure that everything stays safe and under control at all times.

Christmas, Bank Holidays, rain or shine - someone will always be there to help you.


Trusted Monitored Alarm Installers: IDS Security

At IDS, we're proud to be experts in cutting-edge security solutions. With many years of experience under our belts, we make it our mission to protect our customers, their families and their properties.

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