California-based AlarmLink announced Wednesday that it’s introducing a new phone testing service for alarm dealers and central stations that will help them save money.
The company said that it can now test receiver phone lines and/or fire panels with dedicated phone lines every four hours, whether that is 24 hours a day, seven days a week or on another specified schedule. Should a call be unsuccessful, the test will be considered a failure of that line and will be retried three more times. If no tone is received, AlarmLink will then create a failure alarm event.
"Having AlarmLink test phone lines will free up hardware assets and PRIs for alarm dealers and central stations," said Michael Hansen, AlarmLink’s founder and president in a prepared statement. "And, we're pleased to offer this new service at a cost lower than alarm dealers and central stations would spend to do it themselves."