False Alarms

Accidents Happen…

Anyone can accidentally activate their alarm system. In fact 96% of all calls passed to the Police are false alarms. You can help to reduce this statistic by following a few simple rules:-

  • THE ALARM SYSTEM MUST ONLY BE OPERATED BY PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN CORRECTLY TRAINED.If you are unsure of the correct operational procedures contact Crosby Intruder Alarms.
  • BEFORE LEAVING THE PREMISES CHECK THAT ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS ARE PHYSICALLY SECURED. A walk around the protected area is the only effective way of doing this properly, and preventing unnecessary false alarms.
  • ENSURE THAT ALL DETECTION DEVICES ARE NOT OBSTRUCTED.In particular be careful that movement detectors are not obstructed by stock or other items.
  • IF MOVEMENT DETECTORS ARE USED, DO NOT INTRODUCE SOURCES OF HEAT, MOVEMENT OR SOUND INTO THE PROTECTED AREA.Inform Crosby Intruder Alarms of any changes since initial installation.
  • ALWAYS FOLLOW THE ENTRY/EXIT PROCEDURE AGREED WITH CROSBY INTRUDER ALARMS.Don’t allow entry through any door other than the one designated. Make switching off the alarm system your first priority on entering the building.
  • CHECK YOUR KEYS.
    Ensure that all keys necessary to enter the building are readily available and that the code numbers are known before entry.
  • INFORM CROSBY INTRUDER ALARMS OF ANY ALTERATIONS TO YOUR PREMISES WHICH MAY EFFECT THE ALARM SYSTEM.Do not permit people other than Crosby Intruder Alarms to make changes to the system.
  • TREAT YOUR ALARM SYSTEM WITH CARE.Wiring and detection devices can be accidentally damaged or moved. Should this occur inform Crosby Intruder Alarms immediately.
  • AFTER A FALSE ALARM, CHECK THE SYSTEM CAREFULLY AND, WHERE POSSIBLE, NOTE THE CAUSE OF THE ACTIVATION.Inform Crosby Intruder Alarms’ technician of the believed source of the activation immediately upon his/her arrival on site.
  • MAKE SURE REGULAR MAINTENANCE CHECKS ARE CARRIED OUT BY CROSBY INTRUDER ALARMS. REMEMBER THAT EXCESSIVE FALSE ALARMS WILL NORMALLY RESULT IN THE LOSS OF POLICE RESPONSE. SUCH A WITHDRAWAL OF RESPONSE MAY AFFECT YOUR INSURANCE COVER. LOSS OF RESPONSE SHOULD BE CONVEYED TO YOUR INSURER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

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Adherence to the 10 points in this list will go a long way towards ensuring that your premises always receive Police attendance at the right time.

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