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Common CCTV Questions Answered

Common CCTV Questions Answered

This week at First County Monitoring we thought we would look at some CCTV frequently asked questions in our latest blog: Common CCTV Questions Answered.

Minimising False Alerts For Fire And Security Alarms

Minimising False Alerts For Fire And Security Alarms

I’m sure we have all experienced or heard of the fire brigade turning up to a building with the fire alarm ringing and everyone stood outside, only to find out it was a result of some toast burning. So, this week let’s have a look at minimising false alerts for fire and security alarms.

Facial Recognition And CCTV

Facial Recognition And CCTV

CCTV is often in the news, but usually in the crime pages. However, more recently you may have seen it on the front pages. So, this week we thought we would look at what has been happening and why facial recognition and CCTV have been in the headlines.

Lone Worker Alarm Receiving Centre Accreditations

Lone Worker Alarm Receiving Centre Accreditations

You may have seen various lone worker alarm receiving accreditations on our website and wondered what all the numbers or acronyms mean. Whilst we don’t only monitor lone workers, it is one of the services we offer, and it comes with many guidelines we must adhere to. We hold a number of accreditations that enable us to provide lone worker alarm monitoring services. Read on to find out what our lone worker alarm receiving accreditations are and how they improve our service.

Fire Safety And Monitoring For Businesses

Fire Safety And Monitoring For Businesses

According to UK government statistics, 50% of businesses that have a disaster (with no recovery plan or policy) fail in the next 12 months. So, with that in mind, this week we will look at fire safety and monitoring for businesses.

Monitoring Employees With CCTV

Monitoring Employees With CCTV

It is entirely reasonable to consider using CCTV to monitor employees. But employers must be very careful not to breach any privacy rights and comply with all the necessary rules and regulations. So, this week here are First County Monitoring we are going to look at all you need to know in our latest blog: Monitoring Employees With CCTV.

Why Choose An NSI Gold Accredited Alarm Receiving Centre?

Why Choose An NSI Gold Accredited Alarm Receiving Centre?

In this blog, we explain who the NSI are, why their accreditation matters and what it means to you and your business.

Lone Worker Monitoring And The Law Part 2

Lone Worker Monitoring And The Law Part 2

Is it legal to monitor lone workers? Yes! It is, as long as there is a justifiable reason for doing so and the employees are aware it is happening. But the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) is governed by strict guidelines and laws. These affect the way we handle, store, receive, and use personal data.

Why Outsource Surveillance To A CCTV Receiving Centre?

Why Outsource Surveillance To A CCTV Receiving Centre?

With the use of CCTV cameras becoming increasingly popular for businesses, we thought that this week we would give you all the information and reasons why to outsource surveillance to a CCTV Receiving Centre.

Lone Worker Monitoring And The Law Part 1

Lone Worker Monitoring And The Law Part 1

There is a lot of confusion around lone worker monitoring and the law and here at First County Monitoring we want to clear it up. In the first of this two-part series, we will be looking at the legal aspects of implementing and using a lone worker device from the perspective of both the employee and the employer. The second part will look at the legal obligations of the Alarm Receiving Centre. Lone worker monitoring and the law is a complicated topic, so read on for clarity!

Choosing A Reliable ARC

Choosing A Reliable ARC

Whether you’re looking to protect your business’ premises or your home, choosing an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) can be a daunting decision and getting it right could make all the difference as to how well protected your property is.

What Happens In A Lone Worker Monitoring Centre?

What Happens In A Lone Worker Monitoring Centre?

Lone working and lone worker devices are increasingly popular. Did you know that in the UK there are over six million lone workers? If you have ever read about or looked into lone worker devices you have probably seen the words ‘lone worker monitoring centre’. You may have even wondered what a lone worker monitoring centre was and what they do? Well, you don’t have to wonder any longer because today we are going to help answer that question and find out what happens in a lone worker monitoring centre.

What Does A Fire Alarm Monitoring Centre Do?

What Does A Fire Alarm Monitoring Centre Do?

We all know (hopefully...) what a fire alarm is and may have heard the words ‘fire alarm monitoring centre’, but have you ever stopped to think what does a fire alarm monitoring centre do? So, this week, we thought we would let you know…

CCTV Surveillance Laws UK

CCTV Surveillance Laws UK

The laws and legislation around CCTV can seem quite complicated and intimidating. So today we thought we would help with our blog: CCTV Surveillance Laws UK.

How Does Alarm Monitoring Work?

How Does Alarm Monitoring Work?

First County Monitoring are one of the UK’s premier Alarm Receiving Centres, offering 24 hour a day monitoring and response services, 365 days a year. From lone worker monitoring to elderly care monitoring, at the heart of all our services is our Alarm Receiving Centre. In this week’s blog post we will be giving you some advice on how alarm monitoring works.

Advice On Lone Working From A Lone Worker Receiving Centre

Advice On Lone Working From A Lone Worker Receiving Centre

From lone worker monitoring to elderly care monitoring, at the heart of all our services is our Alarm Receiving Centre. In this week’s blog post we will be giving you some advice on lone working from our perspective as a lone worker receiving centre.

A Day in A CCTV Monitoring Centre

A Day in A CCTV Monitoring Centre

Today we are sharing a typical day in the life of an operator in a CCTV Monitoring Centre.

The Importance Of Fire Alarm Monitoring

The Importance Of Fire Alarm Monitoring

In this week’s blog, we outline what fire alarm monitoring is, why it’s so important and how it can benefit your business.

What is An Alarm Receiving Centre?

What is An Alarm Receiving Centre?

In this weeks blog post we explain exactly what an Alarm Receiving Centre is, how it works and how we can help your business.

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