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Topic Title: Burglar alarm
Topic Summary: Qualifications
Created On: 19 June 2013 08:44 PM
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 19 June 2013 08:44 PM
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Ampman

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Evening ,

Ive been asked to look at a intruder alarm ,

Do i need to certify it if i install or fix one ?

Or do i need to be qualified in intruder alarms ?

Thanks
 19 June 2013 09:04 PM
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Rulland

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Anyone can install an intruder system, the grey area comes with the householders insurance policy requirements, they usually only see 'affiliated' alarm companies installations as complying to the required 'grading' structures within EN 50131.

Usually homes are low risk, so any alarm is better than none, I have have installed/repaired loads with no comeback (used to work for an NSI gold company), tbh just do it mate.

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 19 June 2013 11:55 PM
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Martynduerden

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Competent is the key, - Unfortunately most (not all) alarm techs don't meet that description even the reg'd ones.

Crack on.

Dont bother telling the insurance company there is an alarm installed

1 You tell them - they want it to meet their 1001 Alarm criteria. for NO POLICY DISCOUNT
2 You don't tell them and you premium is unaffected

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 20 June 2013 07:46 AM
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Rulland

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As Martyn, if you have informed your insurance company that an alarm is fitted (doesn't matter by who tbh), they have got a simple 'get out' if you were to pop to the newsagents 2 minutes away and an opportunist nicked your telly=stuffed!.
"so you didn't set the alarm whilst you went to get the sport", "so sorry, we give you a discount, very minimal, for having an alarm, but heh you must use it at all times".

Seen claims refused on numerous occasions, even been asked to verify the log to confirm whether indeed the homeowner has been telling porkies.

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