What are Monitored Alarm Systems?

Having your alarm monitored means, if activated, it will send a signal to our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) via a phone line or mobile network.

Monitored alarms are designed to alert you to the first sign of intrusion. If your monitored alarm is triggered, the ARC will act immediately to initiate an appropriate response.

What are my options?

Response options for monitored security systems


On receipt of a signal, the ARC will call you and any keyholders to notify you of the activation, so that immediate action can be taken, such as attending the property to investigate.


On receipt of a signal, as well as contacting your selected keyholders, the ARC will notify the Police (providing certain circumstances are met). Click here for more about Police Response.

Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) - A 24/7 monitoring facility dedicated to responding to alarm signals.
Keyholders - Persons nominated by you who can attend the property and manage the alarm, if activated.
Signal - The electronic message sent from the alarm system to the ARC with details of the activation.


Security monitoring is the most robust and reliable way of protecting your home with an alarm system. A monitored burglar alarm offers greater peace of mind by ensuring no alarm activation goes unnoticed, and is responded to quickly and efficiently. Whilst audible-only alarms are an excellent security measure, they are wholly reliant on neighbours and members of the public to notify you or the Police if needed.

Monitoring services be used for other home security systems, such as fire detection and CCTV.

If you would like to discuss a monitored burglar alarm from Allcooper, please contact us to arrange your free-of-charge surveyor visit.

To discuss your home security, call 01452 372626

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