Alarm Receiving Centre
Glossary of Terms
A permanently manned monitoring station used
to receive alarm signals from an alarm system.
A facility which allows selected detection circuits
to generate a two tone sound when triggered.
All detection devices, (e.g. magnetic contacts,
movement sensors) are connected to detection
circuits. Each circuit is allocated a number which
identifies the detection device. For example, a
room protected by a movement sensor may be
"Circuit 1001", while a door protected by a
magnetic Contact may be "Circuit 1002".
A signalling device fitted to the system which will
transmit alarm information via the telephone line
to the alarm receiving centre.
A process which allows the alarm system to be
remotely interrogated and programmed using a
computer and modem.
A means of entering a passcode which
generates a silent alarm via the signalling device
(if fitted) to a the alarm receiving centre.
A pre-set time delay to allow the user to enter the
protected area and access the remote keypad
without causing an alarm.
A record of system activity which is stored in
memory (maximum of 4000 events).
The route which must be used when entering or
leaving the protected area when the alarm
system is being set.
An external push button switch used to complete
the setting of the alarm system.
A pre-set time delay to allow the user to leave the
protected area after initiating the setting
The door or detector used when leaving and
entering the protected area.
The state of the alarm system when it is protecting
all areas of the premises.