Message from Humberside Police:-
Some householders and businesses may have been contacted recently by security companies who are claiming that the police no longer attend alarm activations.
These security companies say they can provide an “attendance service” often at a substantial cost, and some customers might feel the need to pay these high prices for a private alarm attendance service.
Humberside Police DO attend alarm activations from systems maintained and monitored by accredited companies and will continue to do so.
We have over 250 reputable and accredited alarm companies currently registered with their alarms office.
Should your current alarm company stop trading, you have the option to transfer the maintenance and monitoring of your alarm to any one of the other accredited service providers.
When choosing a new alarm service provider you should take into account the following:
To obtain information on companies who supply and install security systems, such as intruder alarms, hold-up alarms, CCTV systems etc. within your locality, we advise you contact the following Independent Inspectorate Bodies, who will furnish you with the relevant details.
SSAIB (Security Systems & Alarm Inspection Board)
7-11 Earsdon Road, West Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear. NE25 9SX
Tel: 0191 296 3242 Fax: 0191 296 2667 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ssaib.org
Independent Inspectorates are not-for-profit approval bodies who carry out inspection services for the security industry and protect customer interests.
They are governed by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), the sole accreditation service recognised by the Government.
If you are planning to invest in a security alarm system which receives a police response to activations, then only security companies ‘approved’ by an Independent Inspectorate Body and who are listed with your police force and are permitted to offer this service.