What is Redcare?
Firstly Redcare is a BT product which combines a secure redcare landline connection with a GSM radio backup path. In the event of a line cut redcare enables the alarm system to be monitored by radio path.
If line failure occurs the Alarm Receiving Station is informed, but the GSM Radio path will continue to communicate sending out any subsequent alarm signals.
A BT Redcare GSM alarm is capable of sending out a confirmed activation signal if either the primary landline or secondary radio path is lost, regardless of which one is lost first
Redcare offers the most secure form of alarm monitoring available. The service provides continuous monitoring of a BT telephone line that links your ITS Securities installed alarm system to the Alarm Receiving Centre. The result is the continuous protection of our customer’s property, every second of the day, 365 days a year.
Unlike other alarm monitoring services, redcare both alerts the Alarm Receiving Centre when it detects a line cut AND provides encryption to prevent the substitution of equipment “spoofing” (emulation) of line conditions. This is why redcare is the most secure system of its kind.
Redcare benefits and features
Redcare is a Secured By Design product and as such has gained the Police Preferred Specification status. This was achieved by BT after testing against and meeting the highest grade (Grade 4) of the new European Standard 50131
There is no need for an extra telephone line (a Modem Compatible device may be needed if fax and data services are being used on the same line).
Active, continuous 2-way monitoring 24 hours a day, every day of the year
High-Speed alarm transmission summons help within a matter of seconds
Alarm signals can be transmitted to the ARC even when the phone is in use
Encrypted signals which cannot be replicated
Instant detection if your telephone line is cut
No additional call charges
Can be used not only for Intruder Alarm signalling but for CCTV and Fire Alarms.