As the summer holiday season starts to approach householders and parents can have 24-hour peace of mind when away from home
2nd May 2007 - Intamac Systems, the Northampton based Internet monitoring and control specialist has teamed with Group 4 Securicor, the world's leading international security solutions group, to augment the company's award -winning alarm monitoring service with an automated manned response capability to give home owners and parents complete piece of mind during the forthcoming holiday season.
The Response Service ensures that if an alarm is activated and none of the home owner's contacts respond after receiving an alert via phone, e -mail or text message, a Group 4 Securicor Response officer will attend any attempted burglary or any unexpected alarm activations 24 hours a day.
Kevin Meagher, CEO of Intamac Systems comments, "As the holiday season approaches people need to know that that their homes are safe from all sort of dangers 24 hours a day. Now, by using the Intamac and Group 4 Securicor Guarding Service home owners can feel rest assured that their home is secure from the threat of theft and burglary and risks such as fire and flood wherever they are in the world."
Added Ian Clarke, Director of Response Services, Group 4 Securicor, "Intamac has pioneered the use of the Internet to provide consumers and small businesses with an alternative means of monitoring and control over their homes and businesses. The Group 4 Securicor response offering further enhances this product."
Service level options
Pay -As -You -Go: If none of the user's contacts respond to an alarm activation alert message for their home or business, a Group 4 Securicor guard will attend the property, undertake an external visual inspection and call the emergency services if necessary.
Key holder Service: Group 4 Securicor holds keys to the property and the PIN code to the alarm.
New holiday risks
Intamac can also be used to monitor the activities of family members such as the elderly, infirm or teenagers by automatically picking up unusual movement patterns.
According to the BBC website - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wear/6549267.stm - in a recent case, about 200 youngsters caused damage put at £20,000 to a family home after a party organised by a teenage daughter using the MySpace website while her parents were away from home on Easter Monday. "Had the teenager's parents had an Intamac system installed they would have been alerted to the presence of the partygoers and even been able to see what was going on using webcams. They then would have had the option of returning to the house, alerting friends, neighbours, relatives or the police to help deal with the situation in their absence," emphasises Meagher.
For further information on Intamac and Group 4 Securicor Guarding Service contact Intamac directly on +44 (0) 870 111 7234