Monitoring centre grading or certification schemes

ASIAL operates a well-respected grading scheme for alarm monitoring centres, as well as a supplementary certification for graded centres that are supported at a separate location, redundant to the main centre

Monitoring Centre Grading

View the current list of ASIAL graded monitoring centres

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Typically the type of items that are covered in the standard are:

-The construction of the centre, together with its physical and fire protection
-Access into the centre and its 'modus operandi'
-Ventilation systems (their integrity and operation)
-Power supply arrangements (multiple redundancy and standby times)
-Communications (telephones, duress and radio)
-Redundancy in the monitoring equipment and its record-keeping

-Inclusion of risk management processes
-Inclusion of IT policy management


The ASIAL scheme seeks to provide customers with the reassurance that the standards applied at a monitoring centre are independently audited on a regular basis.

Please note: AS 2201.2-2004 includes a full checklist covering all aspects of the Standard. After 25th March 2024 the new standard AS2201.2:2022 will be required for new or renewal grading applications. Further, a useful Pre-Grading Checklist is available that will assist applicants in preparing for their Certification (grading) inspection. This will be provided by email once an application is received by ASIAL. The checklist may also be useful for ASIAL Graded Monitoring Centres to undertake their own in-house audits mid-term between formal grading inspections.

Standards can be purchased from SAI Global

* The listed ASIAL Graded Monitoring Centres reflect those organisations who have gone through the grading system as per AS 2201.2-2004. After 25th March 2024 the new standard AS2201.2:2022 will be required for new or renewal grading applications. ASIAL takes no responsibility for companies who may change their operation subsequent to certification.

Pricing

Member: $1595 (incl. GST)

Non-Member: $2990 (incl. GST)

Download the application form for grading

Members, login to your Company account to apply and receive your discounted rate.

Alternatively, non-members apply here for Grading.


Redundant centre certification

View the current list of Certified Redundant Monitoring Centres 

Monitoring centre grading under AS2201.2-2004 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. After 25th March 2024 the new standard AS2201.2:2022 will be required for new or renewal grading applications.

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: therefore a delay will normally be encountered before monitoring operations are resumed should the main graded centre experience a total failure.

Download the application form for Redundant Centre Certification


Control Equipment Class 5 Capability Certification

View the current list of Control Equipment Class 5 Capability Certification

ASIAL now offers a Certification program for Class 5 Capability of Control Equipment with respect to AS/NZS 2201.1:2007

Equipment certificates are valid for a nominal period of two years from the date of issue. An undertaking is given that the applicant will maintain compliance throughout this period. Any changes that may have an impact upon this must be notified to ASIAL within 14 days. ASIAL may withdraw and cancel a certificate should it become aware of any non-compliance during the certification period.

This fee is not refundable should certification not be recommended. It covers solely the issue of ASIAL Certification. All liaison and meetings with respect to examination of the system by ASIAL’s appointed independent engineer will be separately invoiced by that assessor. Associated expenses (such as travel costs) are also invoiced separately.

Download the application form for Class 5 Certification

Terms & Conditions

Assessment will be undertaken by an independent assessor as appointed by ASIAL. All certifications are nominally valid for 24 months.
Certificates will be issued on successful completion of the equipment inspection process. A written recommendation will be provided on completion of the inspection.
Any objections to the inspector's report (a copy of which will be provided to the nominated site contact) should be made in writing to ASIAL within 14 days of the date of the report. The adjudication of such objections shall be by committee as appointed from time to time by ASIAL. Any such objections do not negate the period of validity of the report. Notification of ASIAL certified control equipment may be made public from time to time unless the applicant requests otherwise in writing to ASIAL.