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For real security a burglar alarm is about…

Alarm Monitoring
getting the police in quickly

Police arriving at the scene of a break in

and the Burglars out even quicker

Burglar running away from the police

without your valuables!

Police arresting the burglar

AMCO monitored alarms are different to others and do exactly that – AMCO provides real security with immediate live response

2 way audio alarm monitoring costs just £13.99 per month (ex VAT with single speaker & microphone)

Statistics show that AMCO monitored alarms are far better than most –

they prevent burglaries, save you money and have far less false alarms

Compare systems, prices and statistics…

Comparing Systems

AMCO alarm diagram

In 20 years not a single intruder has waited for the police…
they’re on the run in less than a minute!

Police Car

What happens when standard “call-back”systems are activated

Burglar detected as he breaks in System dials monitoring station Received 20 secs after activation Monitoring station telephones property * 30 secs later Burglar ignores phone ringing *
30 secs later
Burglar leaves with swag!
3-4 mins later

* If no reply – a keyholder is telephoned – 1 to 3 minutes later. (With autodiallers the call goes directly to a keyholder)

* If police response has been paid for, after two signals (2-3 minutes after activation) the police are called.

Compare Prices & Value

£99 System Action: Telephones you to tell you that your alarm has gone off

Cost over 3 years: £332.88 per year
Over 5 years : £319.68 per year
£599 Police Response System
(NSI & SSAIB approved systems)
Action: After 2 activations (2-3 minutes) telephones the Police

Cost over 3 years: £559.55 per year
Over 5 years : £479.68 per year
AMCO 2 way audio System Action: Frightens away Burglars & calls Police (Less than 1 minute)

Cost over 3 years: £398.15 per year
Over 5 years: £319.48 per year

Comparing Alarm Statistics

Source Burglaries with loss per 1,1000 population Burglary Personal Attack Arrests following personal attack
False Alarms #3 Genuine Alarms False Alarms Genuine Alarms
Police #1 10.0 93.3% #4 6.7% #4 49.5% #4 51.5% #4 7.9% #5
AMCO 0.4 #2 18.2% 49.4% 0.5% 99.5% 14.2%

#1 – Based on FOI information from the 4 largest UK police forces covering over 15.7 million people
#2 – AMCO losses are all “smash & grab” incidents where losses were minimised by the high speed response
#3 – These are false alarms that generated a police emergency response either through the paid URN or free 999 system
In addition AMCO generated a further 32.5% non urgent false alarms where the police were requested on the AMCO philosophy of “If in doubt give a shout – don’t mess about!”
#4 – These figures are based on NSI & SSAIB approved alarm only
#5 – Only West Midlands Police reported number of arrests

For details on how the AMCO system looks after you when you are alone – click here

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Welcome to the home of the Alarm Monitoring Company

The Alarm Monitoring Company (AMCO) provide probably the best home alarms and business security in the UK, and are the UK’s leading specialists in monitored burglar alarms and monitored CCTV.

As monitored security specialists AMCO aim to provide the best monitored alarms and CCTV at the best prices – we also pride ourselves on being probably the friendliest and most helpful alarm company too!

Importantly we install burglar alarms and CCTV systems nationwide across the UK, including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. So if you’re wanting a local alarm company with national coverage, then we’re the people! Click here to find your local AMCO contact number

Call 0800 13 03 999 for a quick quotation…
Let us surprise you with our low costs from home and business burglar alarm systems