Monitored - Policy Compliant Security Systems
When the alarm is activated it sends a signal to the Alarm Receiving Centre who contact the Police for attendance. These systems can be installed in both commercial and domestic properties by NSI (National Security Inspectorate) or SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) Approved security companies.
Audible Only Alarms
Do not receive automatic police response and require additional information from a person at the scene that a criminal offence is in progress.
Police Advice on Purchasing a Security System
To obtain a list of Inspectorate Approved security companies within your locality please contact the NSI and SSAIB directly. Contact details can be found within Appendix H “Police Advice to Members of the Public Seeking Information on Security Companies” and Alarms Advice leaflets linked below.
Policy / Appendices / Alarms Advice Leaflets for Downloading
Please select on the relevant document links below.
National PoliceChiefs' Council (NPCC) Security Systems Policy 2018
Appendix A - Variations permitted under the terms of the policy
Appendix B - Application to be accepted on police list of compliant companies / Policy Agreement Form
Appendix C - Disclosure of Convictions
Appendix F - NPCC Policy on Police Response to Security Systems
Appendix F - Annexe A - Application for Restoration of Police Response to an Intruder Alarm
Appendix F -Annexe B - Application for Restoration of Police Response to a Hold-Up Alarm
Appendix F - Annexe C - Standards Matrix
Appendix G - Hazards and Site Risk Statement (Health & Safety)
Appendix H - Police advice to members of the public seeking information on security companies
Alarms Advice Leaflet – Commercial Premises
Alarms Advice Leaflet – Domestic Premises
Security companies wishing to become Listed with Cumbria Constabulary
Security companies who wish to become Listed as policy compliant with Cumbria Constabulary, should in the first instance apply in writing on their company’s letterhead to the Alarms Manager at Cumbria Constabulary Police HQ:
Cumbria Constabulary HQ