Telstra Secure is a method of monitoring a premise using multipath communication (mobile & wired technologies) back to a central monitoring station. It has been formed primarily due to the cessation of Telstra’s Securitel service. Securitel was an always-on monitoring service akin to the type of monitoring used by critical infrastructure such as fire inspection panels. Similiarly, Telstra Secure is a always-on service, with two completely unique communication paths back to a central station. Furthermore, there is a level of in-built redundancy within each communication technology ensuring that the service never goes down. Telstra Secure has been developed around the Australian Standard AS2201.5 which outlines minimum standards for security monitoring across a range of monitoring solutions. Telstra secure achieves more than the base line standards in each case.
From a physical standpoint, Telstra Secure is a separate ‘black box’ which can be integrated to almost any alarm system that has a standand (PSTN) telephone dialer. It mounts on the wall adjacent to your existing alarm panel (where all the cables run to).
Here’s what Telstra have to say about it;
Telstra Secure acts as the eyes and ears for organisations, allowing companies to monitor their premises around the clock, from around Australia.
Today, premise-based security monitoring is becoming increasingly important for many customers to help protect physical assets and to help prevent the threat of unauthorised access to infrastructure and services. Telstra Secure is one of the world’s first truly integrated services over wireless and fixed line technologies. By utilising Telstra’s ADSL and wireless technologies over the Telstra Next IP™ network, it provides a fully comprehensive, highly secure security access solution which provides services back to a centralised monitoring centre. Telstra Secure provides businesses with a flexible, industry certified and secure access service offering flexibility and strong security. Telstra Secure is fully third-party accredited and committed to the AS2201.5 standards (Levels 1 to 5, 1992 and 2008 edition) and has passed Telstra’s strict quality assurance processes.
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