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UK leader in security. Family owned.

  • Unique LiveTalk monitoring system
  • Family owned with military background
  • Operating over 25+ years
  • UK wide. National company. Local teams.

Background to AMCO the company

The Alarm Monitoring Company (AMCO for short) was founded in 1995 with the aim to provide the best security services at the lowest prices.

We specialised early on in something called ‘immediate audio-response monitoring’, which is at the heart of our *LiveTalk monitoring* product and is the most advanced form of security monitoring on the market - and today still differentiates us from other security companies.

Family-owned & well-established

AMCO was founded by Les Quigley, a former RAF officer and entrepreneur, and is a still a family-owned company with growing involvement from his son Chris.  Read more about our history on Wikipedia here >> 

The Alarm Monitoring Company is now part of AMCO Security ltd, and after 20 years in the market is growing rapidly, and has become the no. 1 independent monitored security company in the UK.

Alongside The Alarm Monitoring Company, AMCO Security has recently launched its SmartSecurity brand - providing specialist services in the space of Smart Security devices. SmartSecurity.Guide launched in March 2017 and SmartSecurity. Store launched in July 2017.

In 2020, AMCO launched SmartCamera, our division dedicated to AI CCTV systems, allowing our customers to make the most out of 'artificial intelligence'.

Nationwide & growing

To provide efficient nationwide coverage, AMCO is divided into 6 separate geographic teams, enabling us to provide strong coverage across the country:

> London & South East: our London & South East engineering team is headed up by Rasti.  Our sales HQ is based out of South London (Dulwich), led by Chris.  See London team page

> Midlands: Taz and Hassan head-up our engineering team across the Midlands, with a team running from Oxford up to Nottingham.  See our Midlands team page

> Yorkshire & North East: our operations HQ is based out North Yorkshire, with Philip and Nathan leading the engineering team across Yorkshire and the North East - running from Sheffield upto Newcastle.  See our Yorkshire team

> North West: Chris heads up our engineering team in the North West, based out of Wigan.  See our North West team page

> South West & Wales: Marian is our roving engineer-lead in the South West & Wales.

> Scotland: Scotland is covered by a range of different engineers, including Marian.

Experts in supporting & upgrading old alarm systems

Our engineering team have expertise in not just the latest technologies, but also legacy alarm technologies meaning that we can take-over, support and upgrade old alarm systems.


More than just burglar alarms

AMCO is proud that with its LiveTalk system, we provide more than just a regular burglar alarm system, but an all round security system that covers fire protection as well as medical / personal attack scenarios. The following video gives insights into how else AMCO’s alarms can protect you - and has saved 100's of lives over the years . . .


Low prices & high quality

Because AMCO is a carefully run family business, our security systems are not only the best but also extremely good value - meaning you can have the best security at a low cost. For example, our monitoring charges are from £18.99 a month (inc VAT) which is a fraction of the cost of many of our competitors.

And our customers should always be re-assured that they will have quality equipment installed, as AMCO partner Texecom - the UK's leading security equipment manufacturer, who produce the most innovative wireless platform on the market based around their Ricochet Wireless Technology.

Get a quick quote from us.  No pressure.

AMCO do 99% of our customer quotes via the phone.  Most quotes take less than 10 minutes to do, and don't require a site visit.  Unlike our competitors we don't use high-pressure sales people insisting on visiting your property and taking your time - as we can gather all the information needed about your property from you from the internet (e.g. using Rightmove for floor plans or Google Earth for the situation of your property). Call 0800 13 03 999 to speak to our team

Meet some of our team

Neil Curry

General Manager

Kay Turnbull

Administration Manager

Nathan McGarry

Technical Manager

James Knowles

Technical Sales

Deborah Bohl

Sales Administration

Alison Sowerby

Accounts Administration

Marian Rajtok

Tech Support Lead

Dominic Firth

Operations Manager

Kay Paterson

Administration Manager

Nick Shepherd

Technical Support

Jacqui Franklin

Admin Support

Andrew Hughes

Sales Manager

Andrew Wade

Stock controller