Life Safety System Monitoring in Oregon & Washington
As a business owner in Oregon or Washington, you may recognize the importance of installing life safety systems, including fire protection equipment, security systems, and communication solutions. To maximize the benefits of these systems, consider going one step further with central station monitoring.
Performance Systems Integration offers several types of monitoring for multiple systems in your building.
To learn more about the life safety system monitoring services we provide in Oregon and Washington, please contact us today.
Types of Central Station Monitoring
The purpose of monitoring your life safety systems is to ensure the appropriate emergency personnel receives an automatic notification if an alarm goes off. Here are the types of central station monitoring we offer and how they work:
Fire Alarm & Sprinkler Monitoring
If your fire alarm sounds—whether because an occupant activated a manual pull station, a smoke detector went off, or a sprinkler head engaged—your fire monitoring system sends an alert to a monitoring station, which then forwards the message to the local fire department within seconds. This ensures a crew dispatches to your location even if no one thinks to dial 911.
Security System Monitoring
If your building has window and door contacts, motion sensors, biometric scanners, panic buttons, and other security measures, security system monitoring helps you catch the perpetrator in the act. In the event of a break-in or attempted robbery, a silent alarm transmits to the monitoring station, which forwards the message to the police department, helping officers arrive in time to catch the bad guy!
Utility System Monitoring
Your business might utilize heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment, water heaters, and electricity. Utility system monitoring informs you if any malfunctions occur, helping you avoid dangerous situations, discomfort, damage to sensitive hardware, and food waste.
Options for Central Station Monitoring
If you still use antiquated dial-up or dedicated phone lines for central station monitoring—or worse yet, you have no methods in place to monitor your life safety systems—it’s time for an upgrade. As digital communication continues to improve, you have more options than ever for reporting fire, security, and utility alarms to a central monitoring station. At PSI, we offer our customers the two best options: AES radios and internet dialers.
Performance Systems is proud to offer PerformanceNet, a monitoring method that uses AES-IntelliNet radio hardware to send alarm communications via a UL-listed, self-healing radio network. The radio network is famous for surviving hurricanes and wildfires when other communication infrastructures crumble, and PerformanceNet has several failsafe options in case something goes wrong.
We provide you with a primary and secondary IP link, each of which delivers internet communications to the central monitoring station. These links are connected to separate Internet Service Providers (ISPs), which can utilize a dial-up connection as an additional backup. In short, you have four different methods of failover to ensure your message reaches its destination.
If you’re capable of managing your network at a level worthy of transmitting life safety information to a central monitoring station, internet dialers could be the method you’re looking for. This service tends to be much less expensive than using a dedicated phone line, and the message has no chance of becoming garbled the way it can over the phone.
Set Up Life Safety System Monitoring
Whether you’re interested in one or multiple types of central station monitoring, Performance Systems can get your business set up with the right solution for you. We’ll make sure you understand all your options so you can make the best, most cost-effective decision for your Oregon or Washington business.
To discuss which forms of life safety system monitoring you need, please contact Performance Systems Integration today.