– Remote monitoring alarm system: your home is monitored remotely

    – Remote monitoring sensors for every situation

    – Remote monitoring system: compatible with all types of lines

    – Remote monitoring system: wired or radio alarm?

The installation of a remote monitoring system ensures the security of a remote location.

The monitoring is ensured by sensors, an alarm and a telephone transmitter that links the monitoring company.

Remote monitoring alarm system: your home is monitored remotely

To benefit from remote monitoring, the beneficiary signs a contract with a monitoring company and pays a monthly subscription.

When an intrusion occurs (burglary, for example) or when the sensors detect smoke (fire), the alert is transmitted to the remote monitoring center via a telephone transmitter triggered by the alarm.

The remote monitoring company carries out the instructions contained in the remote monitoring contract:

    – removal of doubt: an agent makes a phone call on the home or business phone;

    – to invalidate the reported problem, a person must answer the call and issue a secret code: in this case, the procedure is cancelled;

    – if the telephone is busy, rings in a vacuum or the secret code is invalid, the procedure is started:

        ◦ the person(s) mentioned in the contract will be contacted to report the problem;

        ◦ if this option has been subscribed: a security agent is sent to the site for verification;

        ◦ if the problem is confirmed (fire, burglary…), he contacts the competent authorities.

Remote monitoring sensors for all situation

The remote monitoring system is composed of:

    – sensors;

    – an alarm connected to a remote monitoring company by telephone transmitter.

There are different types of sensors suitable for all situations:

    – anti-intrusion:

        ◦ motion detectors;

        ◦ opening detectors;

        ◦ glass breakage detectors;

        ◦ beam presence detectors;

        ◦ sound sensors;

        ◦ animal detectors: allows the compatibility of an animal with a remote surveillance system.

    – fire safety:

        ◦ heat detectors;

        ◦ smoke detectors;

    – elderly or medical security

        ◦ transmitter;

        ◦ motion detectors;

        ◦ video surveillance…

    – anti-aggression (shops): transmitter or video surveillance.

These detectors can be installed inside or outside the secured place.

Remote surveillance system: compatible with all types of lines

When the alarm goes off, the telephone transmitter transmits the alert to the monitoring company’s computer system.

This telephone transmitter is connected to the central station by a telephone line that can be:

    – a classic fixed line;

    – an ADSL (Internet) line;

    – a GSM link (radio).

Remote monitoring system: wired or radio alarm?

Currently, it is estimated that 60% of the installed remote monitoring systems are wireless.
There are two types of alarms: wired or wireless. Both are compatible with the remote monitoring system.
Here is a comparative table to help you make your choice:

Wired Alarm

Wireless alarm

For what type of premises?

Buildings under construction or under construction.

Multi-storey buildings.

Buildings already constructed on one floor and with a maximum surface area of 100 m².


Final installation requires masonry work.

Removable: no work required.

Energy supply


Radio waves.


The best.

Less good.


No hacking possible, alarm activation when the wires are disconnected.

Less good: risk of interference.


Control unit activated by a code or a badge.

Control unit activated by a code or a badge.


Often visible wiring.

The most esthetic.


From $250 to $500 (including VAT) excluding installation (about $100).

From $200 to $650 (including VAT) excluding installation (about $100).

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