Legislation, Standards, Policies 2017-06-14T14:25:06+00:00

Legislation, Standards, Policies

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ACPO Policy

Police response to monitored security systems in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can be reduced or withdrawn if a security system generates a certain number of false alarms.


CCTV Data Protection Act

Promotes high standards in the handling and storage of peronal information, including CCTV images, to protect the individual’s right to privacy.


BS8418 – CCTV Monitoring

A Code of Practice that promotes high standards of installation, operation and remote monitoring of detector activated CCTV systems.


DD243 And Alarm Confirmation

Code of Practice for the installation and configuration of intruder alarm systems designed to generate confirmed alarms. This supplements PD6662 and EN50131.


PD6662 / EN50131 – Intruder & Hold-Up Alarms

EN50131 was introduced in October 2005, to cover the specification, installation and maintenance of Intruder and Hold-up Alarm systems, this is supplemented by PD6662.


DDA Part III – Access Control

Service providers should make reasonable adjustments to physical features to ensure goods and services are accessible to disabled or physically challenged people.


Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act

Employers must carry out a risk assessment, take practical measures to protect employees, report incidents, and insure against liability for injury or disease to their employees.


The Health and Safety at Work Act

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes general duties on employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees while at work.


Local Police Policies & URN Management

Police services in the UK will only offer a response to confirmed alarm signals from a monitored alarm system which has been granted a Police URN (Unique Reference Number).


Smoke-Free Law

To comply with the new law businesses will need to display signs and take positive action to prohibit smoking in enclosed public spaces.