CCTV & Alarm Monitoring


Alarm Response and Key holding’s out of hours control room function is operated out of our sister company’s facility, VRC Monitoring Solutions.

VRC is an industry leading alarm receiving center, providing an CAT2 NSI Gold BS8418 surveillance service. Vigilant CCTV and alarm monitoring services can noticeably decrease the amount of burglary and criminal damage caused to secure premises.

The monitoring station, purpose-built in compliance with both BS 5979 and BS 8418, has created a unique solution combining industry-leading technology with highly motivated, Security Industry Association (SIA) licensed Operators to provide you and your premises with a highly effective security solution.


Combining CCTV Monitored + Keyholding Response Service. Combining Monitored CCTV with a Keyholding Response Service can provide a perfect solution at a fraction of the cost of an onsite Security Officer? Your intruder and fire alarms can also be monitored either as a stand-alone solution, or linked to your CCTV to provide visual verification to events.

The main advantage of remotely monitored CCTV, as opposed to a local recording system or alarm system, is that the Remote Video Receiving Centre (RVRC) is aware of the status of your site at all times, resulting in potential problems being dealt with before they occur.


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For example, when compared to round-the-clock traditional manned guarding it has the potential to deliver savings of up to 80% year-on-year after the installation costs. It reduces the risk of arson, theft and vandalism as CCTV monitoring is an effective crime deterrent.

Cost Effective

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Crime prevention is far more cost-effective than dealing with a crime after it occurs.

Beneficial Insurance Rate

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Some insurers stipulate CCTV monitoring as a security measure and it can help to reduce insurance premiums.


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A big benefit of these systems is their flexibility, allowing the footage to be viewed from afar. All you require is a healthy internet connection to access the footage of your remote surveillance system, making this method incredibly convenient.

Proactive and responsive

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Whilst other security systems may be slow to react to an intrusion or break-in, a remote monitoring system is a quick technique that can alert the emergency services within minutes of detecting suspicious movements or activities. This rapid response time gives it an edge over other techniques, and boosts the likelihood of the criminals being apprehended.

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By focusing on outstanding customer care and technical support we strive to build long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Offering dedicated account management, false alarm management, and the flexibility to tailor bespoke solutions, the service that offer is second to none. Our monitoring platform gives you clear visibility our operator’s performance ensuring we are responding to alarms within seconds and providing you with the service you expect and deserve.

We can provide one ARK invoice for a joined-up solution which covers all of the services. Contact ARK today for a monitoring service quotation.

More About VRC

For over 10 years we have been offering bespoke monitoring solutions to across the UK and Ireland. From our state of the art Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC) in Yate, our highly experienced team work night and day to ensure your people and property are protected.

Our facility is an NSI Gold, Category II Remote Video Response Centre offering a range of services, all our staff are fully SIA trained and vetted to the highest standard.


Complete the form for a quote. Let us know if you would prefer your quote in an email or we can call.