Alarm systems can be monitored a few different ways.
1. Central monitoring:
Is when the alarm is activated a signal is sent to the monitoring station and they contact firstly a key holder then the Gardai both will arrive at the scene of the crime. This is very popular in the current climate of the country.
2. SMS text monitoring:
This is when your alarm activates and there is a text message sent to your mobile phone from your alarm, it indicates exactly what set the alarm off, what time. It can text up 19 people at once (a land line is required for this option).
3. GSM diallers:
This is when your alarm activates and there is a text message or phone call sent to your mobile phone from your alarm, it indicates exactly what zone was activated. You can also remotely control your alarm by sending a text to set and unset your alarm system via your mobile phone, (no land line required for this).