[ILUG] voip & alarm systems
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Mar 11 15:39:00 GMT 2005
On 11 Mar 2005, at 15:21, Stephen Reilly wrote:
>> surprised. I have even heard it said that the Gardai don't
>> respond to house alarm calls as there are so many false
>> alarms. The main value of an alarm (and hear I'm speaking as
> The Garda have issued a policy to alarm manufacturers which governs
> and how alarm signals are sent and subsequently dealt with. More
> information is available here:
> They now only respond to "confirmed alarms".
This is a very interesting read. I'm waiting to hear another Phonewatch
advert. before deciding whether or not a letter to the ASA is in order.
In any event, even IF Phonewatch can produce such "verified" alarms,
the Gardai will only respond to be at the premises no sooner than a
keyholder. So the bottom line is, IMHO, that paying Eircom for
monitoring is pissing money right down a drain, and possibly lulling
yourself into a false sense of security.
> Sorry to hear that.
It was 12 years ago or more. Insurance paid. BUT somewhere in Ireland
is still a unique and very recognisable ski jacket, and I WILL drive
over anyone I ever see wearing it.
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