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About Us

Hi there. We’re EMCS and we’re the largest, truly independent alarm receiving centre (ARC) in the UK. What does that mean? Well, it means we aren’t tied to any alarm company, so we can offer you the freedom to provide whichever alarm system suits your customers’ needs best.

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Peace of mind since 1987

Here are some things you might be interested to know about us.

We started in 1987, founded by Terry Barge. He then passed the business on to his son, Andrew Barge, who has driven us forward in every respect. Our ARC is based in Nottingham, however, we provide alarm monitoring for customers across the country. Over the years, EMCS has remained at the forefront of the industry and continues to do so with significant investment from Andrew and his team.

Our friendly, knowledgeable EMCS service team, who are on hand day or night for rapid response, can cater to your every need. Meanwhile, our alarm receiving centre is resistant to attacks and power failures, this means your customers can sleep easy at night knowing they’re covered by an NSI Gold-approved company.

So relax, because when we say we offer peace of mind, we really mean it.

Our Process

It’s always good to know what steps your alarm receiving company will take for you.  At EMCS, we’re transparent in our process and we always aim to make things as clear and simple as possible to understand, so here’s a brief overview of our process:

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Meet our Management Team

Andrew Barge
Managing Director
Andrew Barge
Edward Barge
General manager
Edward Barge
Peter Carnell
Finance Director
Peter Carnell
Claire Poyser-Blair
Sales & Customer Services Manager
Claire Poyser-Blair
Ramiz Ahmed
Operations Manager
Ramiz Ahmed
Cherie O’Connor
Accounts manager
Cherie O’Connor
Michael Crampton
Admin Manager
Michael Crampton
Carl Irving George
HR / Training Manager
Carl Irving-George
Eoin Gubbins
VSS Technical Manager
Chris Walker
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IT Manager
Rick O’Donnell

Meet your Account Management & Field Support Team

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Regional Account Manager
Mark Hewerdine 07956 941 124
Ashley Jones
Regional Account Manager
Ashley Jones 07904 066 822
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VSS Customer Support Technician
James Ahern 07496 258 963

Meet EMCS Office Supervisors

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Accounts Supervisor
Stephanie Manley
Sales Supervisor
Nicola Bates
VSS Supervisor
Lucy Hammonds
Admin Supervisor
Abigail Macnish
Case Studies
"We have provided customers with security systems in the Midlands area for 19 years and have worked with EMCS from the very beginning. EMCS provide all our monitoring requirements giving us excellent service and support allowing us to provide our customers the same service."
Ian Currey
Bee Tee Alarms
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Bee Tee Alarms
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"We swapped to EMCS in 2004 because we wanted to be with a truly independent ARC. The team at EMCS made the transfer painless despite all the obstacles. Since then we have never looked back, the service and care is fantastic."
Andrew Hogger
Universal Security Group
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"Initially I thought that making a change to another monitoring centre was never going to be easy. However when the EMCS team took over the whole operation ran extremely smoothly. All our systems were transferred with no disruption to our customers at all."
Stephen Outing
Western Security Systems
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