Fire Alarm Monitoring

Keeping your people safe and your property secure 24/7

The risk of fire is a concern for any property owner or manager. With our state-of-the-art technology and 24/7 fire alarm monitoring we can keep your premises, assets, workforce, customers, and visitors protected from fire around the clock.

Fire alarm monitoring at Corps Monitoring

Corps Monitoring is a part of Corps Security, the leading independent security specialist solutions provider in the UK.

We provide a range of security solutions including fire alarm monitoring at Corps Monitoring. We operate as part of an integrated solution incorporating manned guarding, as well as across diverse market sectors providing services on an independent basis.

The Corps Monitoring Centre holds the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold accreditation as well as BS 5979, BS 8418, BS 8484 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications, making it one of the most advanced monitoring facilities in the UK.

The Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC) in Glasgow allows our operators to access important data, receive instant alarm notifications and share this information with customers and predetermined users anytime and anywhere, with an alarm receiving centre (ARC) that holds the very highest gold ARC II accreditation. Our fire alarm monitoring services helps secure everything from private homes to retail premises, and safe deposit sites to Ministry of Defence facilities.

Fire alarm monitoring benefits:

  • 24/7, 365 days a year fire alarm monitoring from one of the most advanced monitoring facilities in the UK
  • NSI Gold accredited monitoring centre with BS 5979, BS 8418, BS 8484 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications
  • Sentinel Plus alarm receiving technology
  • Corps Secure real-time reporting dashboard
  • Sentinel engineer/admin portal and automated reporting
  • Visual alarm confirmation when used in conjunction with remote CCTV monitoring
  • Seamless transfer to Corps Monitoring from existing providers
  • Immediate response times
  • Compatible with multiple transmission systems
  • Competitive costs

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    Corps Secure

    Corps Monitoring is complemented by Corps Secure, our unique reporting portal and app. This provides customers with full transparency of their portfolio with a live real-time view of their account, in addition to the bespoke fire alarmmonitoring service. If a property has been at risk of fire, then the customer has full visibility at the click of a button. Customers can also conveniently manage their statements, download invoices, and view their finances all from the same place!

    We also offer our Sentinel engineer portal. This allows engineers to view the live signals being received and automatically test systems, eliminating the need to check signals and make calls to place systems on test (however we are still here to provide this service as and when required).

    The Sentinel administration portal also allows customers to make minor changes such as running reports and updating keyholders by having an admin view of their account. The Sentinel Plus suite allows us to schedule automated reporting either daily, weekly or monthly. This typically includes reports on portfolio signal summaries, as well as incidents, and open/close reports.

    Protecting your people, buildings and assets, around the clock

    • State-of-the-art remote monitoring and alarm receiving services from the UK’s leading security specialist
    • NSI Gold accredited alarm receiving centre
    • BS 5979, BS 8418, BS 8484 and ISO 9001:2015 certified
    • The most advanced monitoring facility in the UK
    • Innovative solutions and optimum service delivery
    • The latest technology and installation expertise
    • Fully independent provider
    • Network of trusted, reliable partners
    • Integrated monitoring and manned guarding solutions
    • The ability to monitor systems from over 300 different leading manufacturers
    • Optimum response times and exceptional service levels

    Understanding potential threats – Fire alarm monitoring

    An important starting point should be becoming familiar with the key potential threats to your organisation is. It’s difficult to put fire alarm monitoring measures in place that end up limiting the exposure to risk unless the likely sources of potential threat are identified. Locations that are close to major public infrastructure such as universities, hospitals, or travel hubs, are more likely to be at risk of attack than others. This is mainly because your business might be exposed to a fire or explosion from a neighbouring building or become caught up in an attack.

    Know your neighbours and try to understand their potential threats because they could end up being yours too. If your organisation is involved in, or supplies products/services to organisations involved in potentially contentious activities including any financial services, oil and gas, meat production, animal testing, arms procurement, tobacco or gambling, then you may be at a higher risk. Recognising where you sit on the threat scale means you can then plan accordingly wherever possible.

    Intruder And Fire Alarm Monitoring Fact Sheet

    “For the past 4 years Corps Monitoring has provided a large proportion of our intruder & CCTV monitoring requirements, we have always found them to be extremely helpful, flexible and professional, we look forward to many more years of service to us and many of our customers.”

    “The services provided by Corps Monitoring always fit the needs of the clients and problems are always efficiently solved. Grupotec has been working with Corps Security for many years, and we are happy to keep working with such a great team.”

    “For 20 years, Securewais UK has turned to Corps for all our remote and off-site monitoring requirements. Our relationship has grown to the point that two of our senior management team travelled to Glasgow to meet the Corps team at the NOC. We have found the Corps team to be highly effective, technically very well attuned to any new developments, and most importantly friendly and helpful. It is with confidence that Securewais recommends Corps.”

    Fires don’t take time off

    With many of the UK workforce furloughed over the past two-years, businesses have faced long periods of closure, which raised the risk of arson. In fact, in August 2020, an analysis of fire claim submissions from the first series of lockdowns across domestic and commercial properties, including outbuildings and outdoor areas, found:

    • An increase in fire claims by 40%
    • 36.1% of outbuilding fires were arson cases
    • Of all fires, 60.1% occurred in outbuildings or outside

    The pandemic put business leaders and commercial property owners under immense pressure to make their working environments Covid secure, such as complying with new social distancing measures by introducing new layouts. However, the increase in arson attacks has meant the focus on readjusting some premises removed a lot of concentration on fire safety matters.

    This demonstrates how working with a trusted and experienced fire alarm monitoring provider is extremely important. Buildings remain vulnerable to arson at times of closure, so a quick response limits the chances of a blaze causing serious damage to a building, its occupants, or any by-standers. A fire alarm monitoring system also increases the chances of catching the perpetrator and alerting the relevant authorities. Businesses should never fall into the trap of assuming it will never happen to them. A fire alarm monitoring system could quite simply be life saving.

    Fire alarm monitoring is getting smarter

    The future of fire alarm monitoring is unfolding and evolving more rapidly than ever with technological developments adding a constant stream of capabilities to boost efficiencies. The integration of IoT within the fire safety industry carries with it invaluable benefits towards keeping assets and people safe. Connected devices are able to offer on-site engineers more detailed data to more efficiently provide routine servicing to the fire alarm monitoring systems. This will aid to reduce overall spend on personnel callouts, and streamlining service schedules.

    Linked to this is IoT enabled devices that can provide real-time secure mono-channel data about their status – identifying any functional irregularities whilst also keeping the device safe from online security threats. This connectedness will also enable devices to increasingly supply more accurate recording of critical device performance auditing by assessing overall fire alarm monitoring system performance and efficiencies, also helping improve future product development.

    Living wage

    Corps Monitoring is a member of the Living Wage Foundation’s Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group. The Leadership Group was set up to influence the marketplace around the Living Wage Recognition Programme for service providers, advise on overall strategy relating to the Living Wage and service provider recognition and its promotion in the facilities management and outsourcing sectors.

    The move is part of our commitment to raise the standard of pay within the security sector. We are committed to paying all our head office staff the Living Wage and to offer a Living Wage bid alongside every market rate submitted to prospective and current clients. This means the client always has the choice to implement the Living Wage at the point of tender and there is a pathway towards the Living Wage for the provider in place.

    Corps Monitoring Living Wage Foundation