How Central Station Monitoring Services Began


If you have ever wondered how all those alarm systems that protect our homes and business work, you aren’t alone. In fact, the history of central station monitoring services is precisely what the attached video explores. So, if you have ever wanted to know how those alarm systems work, then it is an informative video that you may want to watch.

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You probably imagine that there are these major monitoring centers filled with systems and people constantly watching and monitoring screens for alerts or suspicious activity, right? Well, the truth is, you aren’t too far off if that is how you envision these central station monitoring systems and networks.

The truth is, however, the concept of central station monitoring services has been around for a long time. It was around the mid 1800s when the first central alarm monitoring systems were developed. Originally, firehouses commonly functioned as central monitoring stations and used a rudimentary network of cables, wires, and bells. Today, we have many regional centers that employ cutting edge technologies that look nothing like those first central station monitoring services. Now, those cables and wires and bells look like fiber optics, digital networks, and instant alerts, but where would we be now without those first central station monitoring services?.


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