ASIAL Releases Redundant Monitoring Centre Certification
MONITORING centre grading under AS2201.2 covers a wide range of factors, including on-premises redundancy for such aspects of IT, data and power. But it does not cater for the situation where a centre suffers total failure.
ASIAL's redundant certification scheme is intended to ensure that a monitoring centre’s critical business functions will either continue to operate despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them, or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period at a redundant centre located elsewhere.
Compliance will be independently audited and tested every two years.
The certified Redundant Centre is staffed and ready for operation, but there is also an option for a Redundant Centre (Not Normally Staffed) that is a secured but not staffed location that will be occupied as required. This means a delay will normally be encountered before monitoring operations are resumed should the main graded centre experience a total failure.
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