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Alarms incidents (1436_15)


please provide statistics covering the total number of registered systems, the total number of incidents, the number of false alarms, number of genuine alarms, involving each type of confirmed alarm system (sequential, audio, visual & remote CCTV) over your most recently available for last one year period


Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for adhoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

No of registered systems –
Sequential 15534
Visual 32
Audio 476
Remote CCTV 127
TOTAL 16169

No of Incidents
Sequential 3541
Visual 5
Audio 102
Remote CCTV 18
Total 3666

No of False Alarms
Sequential 3180
Visual 4
Audio 93
Remote 5
Total 3282

No of Genuine Alarms
Sequential 361
Visual 1
Audio 9
Remote 13
Total 384

*Data correct as at 30/04/2015

This information is for burglar/intruder, CCTV systems compliant with the National ACPO Security Systems Policy.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.