Global 21 is a
secure, dual-path and managed signalling service that gives end-users,
installers and Monitoring Centres the opportunity to embrace the benefits of IP
monitoring within an inherently secure network.

With the rapid
roll out of the National Broadband Network, VoIP services on the increase, and
Telstra’s Securitel service closure, Global 21 is proving an increasingly
popular signalling choice for installers seeking a secure, user friendly and
cost effective way forward.

John Fleming, general
manager of SNP’s Electronic Security Division said the decision to offer Global
21 was clear-cut.

“The alarm
monitoring network underpins the essence of remote security transmission.  In order to ensure the integrity of this
crucial link, and offer our clients a choice, we install only what we consider
to be the best solutions on the market.”

SNP Security has
been busy conducting trials of various alarm monitoring networks to establish
the best replacement options for the Telstra Securitel alarm monitoring
network, which is due to be decommissioned in December 2009. SNP Security has
chosen the three top performing platforms which will meet market requirements
and expectations from the extensive range of products currently available on
the market.

The issue to
consider was not only to replace the existing network, but to ensure that the
new Australian Standards, standard 2201-5 on alarm transmission signals, were
also met. All three have been installed in SNP’s state-of-the-art Grade A1
monitoring centre in West Ryde and each utilise all of the common transmission
paths available: Ethernet, dial-up ISP, GPRS, PSTN and GSM.

SNP Security
managing director, Tom Roche sought to thoroughly test each replacement
solution to ensure clients the best alarm monitoring network available to those
affected customers.

“The alarm
monitoring network underpins the essence of remote security transmission. 
In order to ensure the integrity of this crucial link, and offer our clients a
choice, we installed only what we considered to be the best solutions on the
market,” says Roche.

The new platforms
enhance the integrity of the monitoring network due to the selected solutions
utilising multiple path transmissions which ensure that an alarm system can
still remain functioning and report a genuine alarm event even if the original
transmission path has failed.

“The industry is
raising the benchmark in the provision of security, which is positive for the
general public and business sectors,” said Roche.