If you have an intruder alarm, it can be set off accidentally. If this happens when you are out, you risk annoying your neighbours and paying the price if it has to be silenced by noise control officers.

By following these simple steps alarm owners can avoid annoying their neighbourhood and incurring unnecessary costs.

These steps should make sure an alarm only goes off when it should:

  • Ensure your alarm is installed by a qualified engineer
  • Look after your alarm - make sure it is maintained
  • Make sure your alarm has a cut-out (20 minutes) to stop it ringing for long periods.

Even if you follow the above, your alarm could still be triggered by a fault or accidentally by a pet.

It is therefore important to either:

  • register keyholders with the council(preferably two as then we have more chance of contacting someone in the event of a problem),remember to let us know if you or your keyholders move, or
  • leave details of keyholders with your neighbours so that they can contact them should there be a problem with the alarm when you are away.

To register your alarm please complete the Audible Intruder Alarm Registration Form (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)and return it to the Environmental Protection Team.

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Last updated: Wed 19 March, 2014 @ 17:09