Police monitored alarms offer optimal protection and measures against security breaches at your home. They work by alerting an alarm receiving centre (ARC). From here, they will identify the risk that triggered the alarm and assess whether your keyholders should be notified, or if police attendance is required. To qualify for a police monitored alarm, there are some policies that your alarm must comply with.
NSI Gold and Silver Systems
Your alarm must be installed by a company accredited by the NSI to Gold or Silver standard. This is the National Security Inspectorate which regulates the security industry to ensure a high standard of safety. The Gold Company standard is the highest accreditation possible from the NSI, which demonstrates that an installer achieves the best standards possible.
National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC)
The NSI meets police requirements through the National Police Chiefs Council. Both policies together are designed with the intention to reduce wasted time of the police forces from responding to false alarms. This ensures that police are better prepared to respond to genuine alarms.
Police Unique Reference Number (URN)
Your monitored alarm system must have a Police Unique Reference Number issued against it in order to comply with both the NSI and NPCC. URNs are only issued when the alarm installer is also a UKAS accredited inspectorate approved company. This number is used when the alarm receiving centre is notified of an alarm activation and is passed to the Police to request their attendance.
Standfast Security’s police monitored alarms
Getting a police monitored alarm requires strict regulations and industry bodies to ensure that alarms are used both efficiently and effectively. Standfast Security have been accredited with the highest NSI standard and, as a Gold company, we can offer the best protection. We comply with all the industry standards and policies so you can rest assured that your alarm is installed to the highest quality.