Commercial Fire Alarm monitoring is a critical life safety service that Urban Alarm provides for many Washington DC properties. Traditionally, this service is provided via two independent phone lines. However, as telecom providers move away from switched circuits to IP-based phone lines, new monitoring methods become necessary.
Urban Alarm’s SNAP Radio service is one of the only best alternatives to phone lines for commercial fire alarm monitoring. Because of the “mesh” architecture of the network, which allows multiple pathways for alarm signals to be communicated to the central station, the SNAP Radio network is NFPA approved as a sole method of commercial fire alarm monitoring (i.e., no additional backup is needed).
Not only does this provide an excellent alternative for fire alarm monitoring, but it is extremely cost-effective; typically saving over $500 per year, archiving a return on investment in just over a year.