Intruder Alarm Systems in Vicarages
This policy was endorsed at Benefice Buildings Committee on 8th October 2014
Replacement of an Existing IAS
The Diocese is to provide a completely new Intruder Alarm System (IAS) in the following circumstances:
- Where there is no existing intruder alarm system in place
- Where the Diocese considers that an existing system is no longer fit for purpose
Repairs to, or Re-commissioning of, an Existing IAS
- At its discretion, the Diocese will pay for and arrange the re-commissioning of an existing IAS where the loss of access codes or instruction manual would not allow the new occupier to use that IAS.
- Where an existing IAS is not being used because of false alarms caused by pets, the Diocese will fund and arrange for the installation of a maximum of 2 No. pet proof PIR detectors (normally the kitchen and utility) to enable the IAS to be used.
- The Diocese will pay for the replacement of the following components in an existing IAS which have become defective or defunct:
- A control unit (where recommended for replacement by an alarm company)
- A damaged or inoperable PIR or door or window contact
Existing, Functioning IAS
- The Diocese is not responsible for dealing with false activations of the IAS.
- The Diocese is not responsible for the maintenance of an existing, fully functioning IAS.
- The Diocese is not responsible for the setting up, or paying for, an annual maintenance agreement with an alarm company.
Please Note: There is no obligation on the part of the Occupier or Parish to have an active maintenance agreement. However, if a fault does develop you may find that you will not have as rapid a response from the alarm company if you do not have a maintenance agreement with them.
NB: This policy supercedes any pre-existing advice contained in the Housing Guide or other documents.
Charles Glenn, Diocesan Surveyor,
18th August 2016