Managed Fire Alarm Service

The Managed Fire Alarm Service (MFAS) is a further development of the previous fire alarm monitoring solution that has been developed by Telstra in consultation with the SA Country Fire Service (CFS) and the SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS).

It has been developed to address the decommissioning of the copper telephone lines associated with the roll-out of the optical fibre based National Broadband Network (NBN).

The MFAS incorporates technology that utilises the mobile networks of two separate carriers to offer diverse pathways for alarm monitoring. This alleviates the reliance on copper services scheduled to be removed as part of the NBN rollout and in which minimises the reliance on NBN services.

(In a small number of areas where dual mobile network coverage may not be available, a dual monitoring path will be engineered using one mobile network, and an alternative NBN fibre or wireless connection).