ARC: An Alarm Receiving Centre – a remote office that monitors alarm notifications and provides support, contacting either the home owner, an emergency contact, or the emergency services.
Audible-only Alarm: An alarm that sets off an audible or visual alert in and around your home when triggered.
CCTV: Closed-circuit television – a system of cameras that can be privately monitored.
Monitored Alarm: An alarm connected to an ARC and monitored by an external company.
NSI: National Security Inspectorate; a body that monitors member security companies to ensure they meet certain standards.
SSAIB: Security System and Alarm Inspection Board; A certification body for organisations providing security systems and fire detection services.
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