24 Hour Monitoring: The "Monitoring Station" is located locally in Sarasota, Florida. It is staffed 24 hours daily by trained professionals, who will dispatch the appropriate help immediately. It is a 24 hour "UL Listed & Certified Monitoring Station". To you that means we are watched and regulated by Underwriter Laboratories and Factory Mutual along with other agencies. Our monitoring rates range from $19.95 to $49.95 per month depending on cost of system, downpayment or any finacing of systems.
What does UL Certified Central Station Mean? It means we have to meet many standards as determined by many agencies such as Underwriter Laboratories and Factory Mutual. The following will give you an idea of the requirements a UL Certified Central Station must comply with and why you should only want to be monitored by a UL Certified Monitoring Station.
1....The building housing the central station must meet rigid fire ratings as to building material, fire extinguishing ability and emergency features.
2....The building must be secure against intrusion and include UL rated doors, locks, building material and security system.
3....Emergency response personnel must be available and "on site" 24 hours, every day.
4....Records tracking standards on equipment maintenance and staffing must be kept.
5....Back-up communication methods to public service authorities must be in place.
6....Alarm receiving equipment must have a redundancy (back-up) in case of equipment failure with 30 second switch over to insure no "downtime".
7....A generator must be in place that automatically takes over powering of all central station equipment in case of A/C power failure.
8....Central Station must have uninterruptible power supply that insures constant filtered power to equipment and in effect is a fail safe of at least 4 hours back up to generator.