Business alarm monitoring

Businesses usually get targeted by thieves, vandals and firebugs after business hours. No one is on site, staff are at home and the area is empty. A guard callout to a break-in is really the only option to avoid wholesale theft and damage.

Monitoring security are on standby for any alarm activation or suspicious activity being reported. Get peace of mind knowing that your business is being looked after when no one is there.

Monitoring not only protects from burglary, but they check that the alarm is armed each night (not forgotten). They will also report any unusual sets and unsets.

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In New Zealand, alarm monitoring involves the communication between your security system and a central station of your security provider. When an alarm is triggered, the central station is alerted and can notify emergency services or a nominated contact according to your preferences and the nature of the alert.

Many New Zealand insurance companies offer discounts for homes with monitored alarm systems. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider to see if you qualify for reduced premiums based on your alarm monitoring service.

After moving to fibre, most alarms can be monitored with the addition of an auxiliary device for either Ethernet or 4G.  We are able to facilitate the installation of these units as well as servicing of your alarm to ensure fault free operation before commencing monitoring.

We use a New Zealand based monitoring service who has been in operation for over 35 years. They are equipped with the latest technology and staffed by experienced professionals.

Monthly bills will be emailed to your address of choice.  You can choose to set up an AP from your bank account. 

Yes, cellular alarm monitoring in New Zealand uses dedicated cellular networks, ensuring your alarm system remains operational even during power outages or if your internet service is down.

A quick call to us on 0800 427747 will allow us to organise for your alarm at the new house to be enabled for monitoring and cancel the monitoring at the old location.  If on-site work is required for this to happen, we have technicians available to make this a trouble-free experience for you. 

If a false alarm occurs, it’s important to quickly communicate with the monitoring station to prevent unnecessary emergency callouts if automatic guard dispatch is enabled on your account and prevent unnecessary costs. If the false alarm was as a result of a failing component this is a great time to organise a site visit so our technicians can repair your unit to prevent further nuisance.

Choose the plan that’s right for you.

From activation only to fully scheduled monitoring options

Activation Only

$ 35 monthly +GST
  • 24/7 Alarm Monitoring
  • Priority Response
  • Guard Callout Availability
  • Alarm Activation Response

Fully Scheduled Monitoring

$ 55 monthly +GST
  • 24/7 Alarm Monitoring
  • Priority Response
  • Guard Callout Availability
  • Activation Response
  • Time Scheduled Response

Alarm monitoring connection SPECIAL

Depending on the age of you current alarm and the network it is connected to, an additional networks communications unit may be required to be installed at a one-off cost between $400-$550.  For Garrison clients this equipment is FREE of charge and only a callout labor charge is billed. If your current alarm is designed for analogue phone lines only, and you no longer have an analogue phone connection – it will need to be configured to connect to use the cellular networkthe internet, or via radio signals. For these options to be taken advantage of, a technician will be required on site to install and set up the network communications unit. 

Relax knowing your business is securely monitored

You can relax knowing that while you are away from the office, someone very responsible is keeping an eye on your business, ready to take action should your alarm activate. Read more about our commercial alarms and how we can protect your business.

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