AlarmControl24 are delighted to announce that we are now certified to EN-50518: Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centres (Parts 1, 2 & 3). EN-50518 replaces the previous IS:228 standard which is being phased out. Certification for EN-50518 is an extensive and exhaustive process and covers all elements of the operation of a monitoring centre from HR and admin all the way through to response times, redundancy back up and even the type of locks within our alarm receiving centre!
We would like to thank our certification body, SSAIB, for the smooth and professional approach to certifying our operations to the highest european standards.
We are delighted to announce that the refurbished AlarmControl24 is now LIVE! After 6 months of researching, renovating and reinventing we now feel we have a monitoring centre which will provide an unrivalled level of electronic security monitoring for our customers.
Over three times the size of our previous monitoring centre, our new facility features 30 feet of video walls for Alarm and CCTV monitoring, a private viewing & meeting room and a state-of the-art comms room.
Commenting on the refurbishment Director and Founder, Pat Maloney said: “Since we opened AlarmControl24 in 2009 we have experienced excellent growth and we had to expand to cope with the changing demands of electronic security monitoring. Our live CCTV monitoring service, “Remotewatch©” has seen significant growth in the last 18 months and we very much see it and our award winning radio-based monitoring solution as the cornerstones of our business going forward.”
Pat’s comments were echoed by fellow Director and Founder Derek Mooney: “Technology plays a vital role in our industry and with this investment we feel we will be able to provide the most innovative and robust form of intruder alarm and CCTV monitoring in the marketplace.”
For more information on Remotewatch© or AC24’s unique radio monitoring solution please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Aaron on 01-2923700.
Last week, we exhibited at the Irish Security Exhibition (ISEC). Over the course of the excellent two day event we got to meet many current and potential customers aswell as a whole range of stakeholders in the security industry.
Click here to see an extended interview with our Commercial Director Aaron Mooney where he discusses all aspects of our services provision, developments in the security industry and our exciting plans for the future.
AlarmControl24 will be exhibiting at ISEC 2015 in the City West Conference Centre, Dublin on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th March 2015. Visit us at stand D15!
ISEC 2015 is Ireland’s only Security and Fire Exhibition and features companies involved across the complete spectrum in the security industry.
ISEC 2015 is free to attend however you must pre-register online or you can register on arrival at the registration desk, if you bring your business card it will speed things up for you.
We are delighted to announce a new addition to the AlarmControl24 team! Derek Langan has been appointed as nationwide Sales Manager. Derek is a well known and respected security professional in Ireland having worked for over 25 years in the industry and joins us as we embark on the next stage of our development. Derek will be responsible for continuing the strong growth of our CCTV and alarm monitoring base aswell as strengthening our existing relationships with alarm companies throughout Ireland. Best of luck Derek!
The Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA) hosted the ISIA Awards on Saturday 1st November at the Powerscourt Hotel. The awards were attended by over 230 individuals from the private security industry and senior management from a variety of industries. Also in attendance were members of the Private Security Authority, An Garda Síochána and His Excellency, Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland.
The MC on the night was Sinead Desmond of TV3.
As pointed out by ISIA President, Sheenagh McCullagh “The ISIA Awards gives us an opportunity to celebrate our industry leaders and their people”. McCullagh thanked all those members “who came to the event to celebrate their employees success” and she paid tribute to all those who submitted nominations this year. “It is evidence of ISIA member’s dedication to excellence, that they take the time to consider those individuals and teams that help make their company a leader in the security industry”. There were ten awards presented on the night.
The Premier Award, sponsored by Noonan, was this year bestowed upon Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for the contribution that her visit in 2011 and the reciprocal state visit by President Michael D. Higgins to the UK have made to solidify the new era of peace within which we now live. The award was accepted on her behalf by His Excellency, Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland. The Ambassador addressed the members of the ISIA and emphasised that he was ‘very proud to collect the award on Her Majesty’s behalf’. His Excellency finished his speech with the words of Queen Elizabeth spoken during the State Visit of President Michael D. Higgins to the United Kingdom. “My visit to Ireland and your visit this week, Mr President, show that we are walking together towards a brighter, more settled future. We will remember our past, but we shall no longer allow our past to ensnare our future. This is the greatest gift we can give to succeeding generations.”
This year’s Courage Award was presented to Mark Pollock of the Mark Pollock Trust and was sponsored by G4S. Pollock was unbroken by blindness in 1998 and went to complete numerous ultra-endurance challenges. In 2010 Pollock was then left paralysed after falling from a second story window. Through the Mark Pollock Trust, he is now on a mission to find and connect people around the world to fast track a cure for paralysis. The President of the ISIA, Sheenagh McCullagh said, ‘Mark is such an incredible man and an incredibly worthy recipient of the courage award. It was an honour to be able to present it to him’.
Security Officer of the Year
The award for Security Officer of the Year was presented to Jonathan Waters of Synergy Security Solutions and was sponsored by Arantico. Waters was presented this award for the exceptional service and outstanding contribution he makes as a store detective at Boots Ireland. There were also four merit award recipients on the night; Paul Bridgeman, Synergy Security Solutions; Robert Delaney, Synergy Security Solutions; Darragh Lawlor, NOONAN and Micheál Moylan, G4S.
Security Supervisor of the Year
The award for Security Supervisor of the Year was presented to Terence Murphy, Synergy Security Solutions, for the outstanding work he carries out at a multi-national cork based technology company where he supervises a team of officers. There were three merit award recipients on the night; Adrian Duffy, Synergy Security Solutions; Vitalijus Durkovas, G4S and Warren Humphrey’s, G4S. This award was sponsored by JW Balfour.
Event Security Person of the Year
The winner of the Event Security Person of the Year award, sponsored by Hytera and RSP, was Derek O’Rourke, Pulse Security Management, who was specifically nominated for the work he carries out as an Event Security Supervisor at the Aviva Stadium. Trevor Goode of Brinks Ireland was presented with a merit award for the event security work he carries out for ESB and Croke Park.
Electronic Security Technician of the Year
The award for Electronic Security Technician of the Year, sponsored by IC Realtime, was presented to Cormac Sullivan of Brinks Ireland who works with a variety of their key clients. There were three merit award recipients on the night; John Berkery and Billy Hills of Stanley Security and Adrian Jones of MTS Security.
Electronic Security Supervisor of the Year
The award for Electronic Security Supervisor of the Year was presented to Martin Mills of MTS Security who is their Support Desk Supervisor. There were three merit award recipients on the night; Phil Ledwith and Darren McCormack of G4S and Austin O’Sullivan of Brinks Ireland.
Innovation in Security
There were four finalists selected for this award; Alarm Control 24, All Security Mobile Shredding, Brinks in Partnership with Arantico, and Stanley Security. The award was sponsored by Bosch and the winner was Alarm Control 24. “The submission was based on their development of a nationwide radio network for the monitoring of security systems”, stated Sarah O’Donnell, Communications Director, ISIA. O’Donnell added “it was clear from the selection process that not only with this development, but in general, innovation is part of the day to day culture of Alarm Control 24”.
ISIA Locksmith of the Year
A customer’s choice award, clients of ISIA members were invited to complete a survey and provide feedback on their locksmith of choice. Survey respondents were asked to rate their locksmith in terms of customer service, quality of work and technical knowledge. There were three finalists; Crothers Security, Fogarty Lock and Safe and J. Williams. The overall winner of this year’s ISIA Locksmith of the Year award was J. Williams.
Community Contribution Award
Earlier this year Darragh Lawlor of NOONAN played a part in saving his Uncle’s life, who had a heart attack at Ladbrokes in Swords. Crucial to Lawlor being able to assist with this was a defibrillator held at the Pavilions Shopping Centre where Lawlor is assigned as a Security Officer. What Lawlor did next was beyond anyone’s expectations. He recognised how critical the defibrillator had been in saving his uncle’s life and recognised the lack of other defibrillators in Swords. He set up a Facebook page to raise awareness and campaign to get a Defibrillator for the main street of Swords. Through his efforts he exceeded his initial goal to get one defibrillator on Swords Main street, but managed to ensure that two were placed in different locations with 24/7 access. He also arranged for individuals to be trained in the use of the defibrillators. Lawlor’s efforts not only ensured that his Uncle’s life was saved, but will have the potential to save more lives in the future. Darragh Lawlor is not only a hero to his family, but a hero to the community of Swords and all who visit there.
The above article has been reproduced from www.riskmanager.ie
We are delighted to announce that our radio network has been awarded the “Innovation in Security Award 2014” from the Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA).
The award recognises innovation in solving complex issues and problems pertinent to the security industry in Ireland. In the case of the AC24 radio network it confirms our belief that our radio monitoring solution is the answer to the ongoing issue of malicious telephone line cutting and GSM/GPRS jamming.
“The submission was based on their development of a nationwide radio network for the monitoring of security systems”, stated Sarah O’Donnell, Communications Director, ISIA. O’Donnell added “it was clear from the selection process that not only with this development, but in general, innovation is part of the day to day culture of Alarm Control 24”.
We would like to thank of all our staff for making the radio network such a resounding success.
For more information on our radio network please contact email@example.com, visit www.alarmcontrol24.ie or call 01-2923700 .