July 25, 2018
In this interview Suretek’s managing director Glenn Smith talks about the disruptive nature of monitoring temperature alarms and how monitoring stations prefer to avoid them mainly because of the high ongoing costs in terms of operator time and telephone calls.
Glenn touches on the early days of his career in managing a monitoring station and how that experience eventually led him to working out a solution for monitoring temperature alarms that drastically reduces operator time and telephone calls by over 90% and ensure monitoring stations can earn good revenue every month.
April 27, 2017
The iView (Instant View) module is included free-of-charge within CAMS 9 and gives monitoring centers instant connection to an unlimited number of security cameras and systems. iView is compatible with all major makes and models of DVRs/NVRs, offering an array of customisable layout templates for easy viewing and access.
March 22, 2017
Interviewee: Operations manager Tim Huntley from Statewide Monitoring Services has over 20 years experience with ADSW and monitoring center operations.
Content: In this brief interview Tim outlines why Statewide moved away from ADSW and how they prepared to ensure a seamless migration. Tim also provides salient advice to monitoring center business owners.
December 20, 2016
Managed polling ensures the alarm monitoring centre is always informed whether your alarm devices are working correctly or not, while reducing false poll fails to less than 1%. In this episode we delve into the stark differences between managed vs. unmanaged polling, and the direct impact they have on both the monitoring centre and the client site.
December 14, 2016
The NBN rollout is impacting alarm monitoring centres with many experiencing alarm delivery failure and increased call costs in some instances. In this episode we discuss how the NBN network is impacting the alarm monitoring industry in Australia and what you can do to prepare in advance for a smoother transition.
November 22, 2016
What is the future for the 1345 business in Australia and will the outcome impact rebates? Plus some general advice for installers and bureaus and what to consider before partnering with a monitoring center.
November 16, 2016
Alarm communicators sit between the alarm panel and the control room and provide an array of services. Suretek's senior hardware engineer points out that while communicators may look the same on the outside they differ in reliability in terms of uptime and alarm delivery.
November 4, 2016
With the Telstra 2G network shutting down in three weeks, we discuss what options control rooms have in terms of wireless and fixed line redundancy.