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An effective intruder alarm needs to detect an offender with two different detectors soon after point of entry.

The system should also aim to protect the likely target (valuable stock or cash) with at least 2 detectors.

A small number of retail burglars are prolific, committing many burglaries. Some retail burglars work in small gangs and generally rely on disabling the alarm, which allows them more undisturbed time on the premises. High-value goods and cash are targeted.

Most retail burglaries occur at night or on weekends, outside operating hours. Retail burglars generally enter the premises through doors or windows. A NACOSS aprroved burglar alarm, designed to signal before any tamper is complete, greatly minimises "time on site" for the burglar, as police response should be less than 8 minutes.

The signalling system should also be protected so that a telephone line cut will lead to a response.

All new monitored alarm systems that require a Police response must use a method of alarm confirmation.

Alarm confirmation methods are used to reduce the probability of false alarms, reducing time wasted by the Police in attending false alarm activations.

The British Standard DD243 details what methods of confirmation can be used and how the system must be configured. In particular it details how a system may be armed and disarmed in order to reduce the likelihood of false activations by the system user. It applies to monitored systems installed throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland and is a requirement of both ACPO and ACPOS security systems policy.

BSIA Intruder Alarm Changes This BSIA article explains that Intruder Alarm systems play a vital role in terms of deterrence. Compiled by BSIA intruder alarm installation and monitoring companies, a strategy now sets out to improve alarm system performance by embracing new technology, reducing false alarms.
ACPO Alarm Policy The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) of England, Wales and Northern Ireland recognise the rapid development of technology and its use within security systems. This policy details the police response which can be expected to an electronic security system which is identified in the ACPO "Requirements for Security System Services".
ADT Intruder Alarm installation, monitoring and maintenance ADT Intruder alarm and detection systems providing retail business security and protection. ADT installs burglar alarm systems that protect retail businesses and acts as a deterrent to intruders. Security alarm systems and monitoring.
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IFSEC 2013 - Most UK Intruder Alarm suppliers will be here