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Remote Signalling Systems

Question

Please can you provide me with the following information regarding Type A - Remote Signalling Systems and CCTV systems, where a unique reference number has been issued, and personal attack alarms.

1. As of current date, how many premises with alarm systems within the police force area are given:

a)   Level 1 - Immediate/Urgent police response, 

b)   Level 2 or similar response, where there is police attendance dependant on resources (if this response type is used).

c)   Level 3 response, no attendance unless further evidence of crime is provided

d)   And how many have been sent warning to take remedial action following a number of false alarms

2. How many false calls triggers a warning to take remedial action and how many triggers a downgrading of response.

3. How many premises with security systems were placed on a Level 3 response in 2015 (including those later reinstated to Level 1) and in 2014.

Answer

A total of 15,785 intruder and 12,812 PA/HUA alarms have been given Level 1 status.

We do not use Level 2 status. They receive the same response as level 1 (immediate).

A Level 3 status has been given to 85 intruder alarms and 37 PA/HUA alarms.

A total of 1,422 intruder alarms and 514 PA/HUA alarms have been issued with warning letters requesting action to be taken following a false activation record.

INTRUDER ALARMS

Two false activations (within a rolling twelve month period) triggered a Level 2 status (warning) and three triggered a Level 3 status (withdrawal of police response).

PA / HUA ALARMS

One false activation (within a rolling twelve month period) triggered a Level 2 status (warning) and two triggered a Level 3 status (withdrawal of police response).

In 2015, 283 sites were put on a Level 3 response.

In 2014, 271 sites were put on a Level 3 response.

FOI Ref: 759/16

Date of Request: 26.05.16