How AMCO monitored alarms work

AMCO’s monitored alarm systems are special as they come with *LiveTalk Monitoring* meaning that our highly trained 24/7 monitoring staff can immediately listen, talk and challenge intruders in your property.

The idea of our monitored alarms is that we immediately scare away burglars by talking to them via a 'speaker microphone unit' and call in the emergency services if necessary.


What happens when an AMCO monitored alarm is activated

Burglar breaking in

AMCO listens via microphone

Intruder breaks in and activates AMCO LiveTalk monitoring allowing AMCO to listen into property immediately.

20 seconds after alarm activation.

Burglar is challenged

AMCO challenges via speaker

Intruder is startled by AMCO staff verbally challenging via a speaker in the property.

5 seconds later.

Burglar leaves empty handed

AMCO alerts emergency services

AMCO alerts police. Intruder runs away quickly (empty handed).

10 seconds later.

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The best security on the market, at a fraction of the cost

AMCO Security are the leading specialists in monitored alarms in the UK. Our LiveTalk system provides the best security in the market, and because we’re family-owned we can provide this top security at low prices - as we don’t have the overheads of some of our larger multi-national competitors like ADT, Secom or Verisure.

In particular we pride ourselves on our low monthly alarm monitoring costs. Where as our competitors charge £40+ month, we only charge £17.99 (inc VAT) a month- and this is LiveTalk monitoring.

LiveTalk monitoring - exclusive from AMCO

All AMCO alarms come with special LiveTalk monitoring integrated as standard.

At the core of LiveTalk is a speaker microphone device which connects directly to our monitoring station - allowing us to speak into your property in an emergency situation, and scare off intruders.

LiveTalk means that our monitoring staff are with you 24/7, and able to immediately react and verify any emergency situation, including intruders, fire, personal attack and medical.

To learn more about LiveTalk monitoring, read more on our LiveTalk product page here >> 

High quality alarm equipment (wired or wireless)

We provide a selection of different security equipment, meaning that you can choose between wired or wireless alarm burglar equipment.

If you’re specifically looking for a wireless alarm system, then choose AMCO’s premium wireless alarm system powered by Texecom’s Ricochet wireless technology.  Ricochet is commercial-grade wireless security equipment, renowned for its reliability and scaleability  - ideal for mid / large houses, as well as commercial properties. Learn more about Ricochet wireless technology here >>

Look through a tour of the typical alarm equipment AMCO installs below – including our unique *LiveTalk speaker microphone* which allows us to listen and speak into the property.

If you want to see the equipment we'd install in your property, view detailed specifications of AMCO's alarm equipment here >>


Add Smart Home functionality

Our premium range of alarm systems come ‘Smart Home ready’ meaning we can easily add Smart Home functionality that can be accessed via a Smartphone app.  By upgrading to 'AMCO Smart’ you’ll have a security system that you can control remotely via an app to personalise security to suite your needs.  Features of AMCO Smart include:

Smart alarm

- Remote set / unset: control & monitor the status of your security wherever you are

- Activity notifications: set-up specific system activity notifications e.g. get notified when your cleaner arrives & leaves

- Calendar history: view all historic events across all devices e.g. see when your children get home at night, see if anyone’s been into your private study, get historic activation data (to check false alarms)

- Recipes / rules: create special ‘recipes’ (rules) that link devices & sensors, creating a truly smart home.  For example, create a rule that ‘turns on your hall light IF you open your front door’ or ‘automatically set your alarm IF you’re out of the house’ or ‘turn off your hair straighteners IF the alarm is set’ or ‘turn on house lights IF out of the house AND it’s after 8pm’.

Learn more about our smart home solution, AMCO Smart here >>

3 reasons to choose AMCO's specialist alarms 

  • 1. Better monitoring

    Our special LiveTalk monitoring gives you superior protection than standard "call-back" monitoring.
  • 2. No long contracts

    To keep things simple for you, we don't insist on long monitoring contracts. Our minimum contract length is 1 year NOT 3 years.
  • 3. Low-cost monitoring

    Our charges are up to 1/2 our competitors, saving you £££'s over the years + we have never increased charges to existing customers for 18 years

How we've saved lives over the years

We're proud to say that we've saved numerous lives and stopped 1000's of burglaries over the 20+ years AMCO has been in business.  Read all our customer reviews on the DooYoo review website, or TrustPilot.

It's important to remember that with AMCO you're not just getting a burglar alarm, but a complete security system designed to help in a number of different emergency situations, including fire, personal attack and medical situations.

Watch the video below of how an AMCO monitored alarm system saved a man's life in Preston (Lancashire), alerting the police and fire services when an electric heater caught fire.  (And you can read / watch more AMCO life-saving stories here).


Say hello!

If you want to learn more about AMCO's specialist monitored alarm systems, just give us a call 0800 13 03 999, or if it's out of hours drop us an email

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