The best Chubb monitored alarm alternative

Posted: 24th January 2010

Increasingly over the last few months many Chubb monitored alarm system customers have been approaching us to discuss changing to use us - The Alarm Monitoring Company - as a cheaper and better alternative to their Chubb alarm.

This is obviously great news for us - and something we always like to hear! So to celebrate this, we've put together a list of reasons why we think our alarm monitoring are a great alternative to Chubb alarms - and also providing a comparison to Chubb alarms:

1) Our alarm monitoring is low cost and inexpensive.  The reason we can provide such cheap alarm monitoring is because we have low overheads meaning that we can pass these savings on to our customers by reducing the cost of our monitored alarms and alarm monitoring to (in some cases) half the price of our competitors.

2) We provide a more personal service.  As we're a relatively small company (well at least we're not a monolith like Chubb!) you can always get through to one of customer service team quickly, and even if you need to, you can always speak to the company boss - Les Quigley.  Do you think Chubb would let its customers speak to its CEO?!

3) We provide the best alarm monitoring as standard.  Whereas the standard for most alarm companies is to provide "call back monitoring", we provide "LiveTalk" monitoring meaning that if an alarm is activated we can listen and speak into a property within 20 seconds - via a speaker microphone unit.  It's amazing - you should see it at work.

4) We offer flexible monitoring contracts.  Whereas most of our competitors make you sign up for a 3 year contract, we give you the option to sign up for however long you like (1, 2 or 3 years)

5) We're nice!  Of course this isn't a necessary requirement for any monitored alarm company - however it helps that we're a nice bunch! So there you go.  We provide cheap alarm monitoring; the best monitored alarms; we're personable;  we're flexible; and to top it off we're nice!

Give us a call 0845 833 8823 or email

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 alarm systems 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.