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May 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;May2001, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p48
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The introduction of new police rules in Great Britain in 2001 would mean that the intruder alarm system may not be as effective as management thought and that, in turn, could lose the cover of the premises insurance policy. It all starts with a new policy just introduced by the Association of Chief Police Officers. This states that premises about which they receive alarm call-out are now allowed only two false alarms in a twelve-month period instead of the old four before they are dropped to a Level 2 response. Level 2 means the police will attend, in effect, if there is nothing more important going on at the time.That means the insurer of the premises must be contacted straight away and informed. The insurance premium will have been calculated on the assumption that the intruder alarm system declared when the policy was taken out is still in active service and the least will be a hefty increase in premium.


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