An Introduction to Intruder Alarms

Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
Thursday, 12 September 2019
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
    • Martin Loose

Our occasional series of technical seminars for general insurance professionals continues with Martin Loose providing a brief introduction to Intruder Alarm Systems.

This free, one hour seminar is open to all members and their guests and will explore the different types of system available and how they work. Martin will also provide guidance on some of the key areas which frequently cause confusion to both insurance brokers and underwriters.

Aimed particularly at those who have limited property insurance experience, this talk will also be of general interest to all and provide a good refresher for the more experienced insurance professional.

Online Booking
This event takes place on Thursday 12 September 2019 at the Council Chamber in Burgess Hill. If you would like to join us, please use our online booking form by clicking on the Book Now button below.

Light refreshments will be available from 6.00pm until the seminar starts at 6.15pm.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • describe the main benefits and limitations of Intruder Alarm Systems

  • explain insurers’ key requirements for Intruder Alarm Systems including those that are typically detailed in policy wordings as “Intruder Alarm Conditions”

  • explain who NPCC, NSI and SSAIB are and their relevance to Intruder Alarm Systems

  • describe the three forms of alarm confirmation, why they are needed and insurers’ preferred method

  • explain what is meant by Level 1 and Level 2 Police Response and how to regain Level 1 Police Response if it is lost

  • identify common intruder alarm detectors and explain in simple terms how the most common detectors work

  • describe the common types of intruder alarm signalling and their benefits and limitations

Getting There
If travelling by car, the nearest car park is in Cyprus Road at the back of the Town Council Offices building on Crescent Way. Please note that Pay & Display charges apply until 6.00pm, but parking is free after this.

Burgess Hill train station is about 7 minutes' walk from the venue.

Please note: this event will take place at the Council Chamber on the 1st floor. A lift will normally be available for delegates to access the training, but stairs will need to be used in the event of an emergency evacuation of the building.

About Our Speaker
Martin Loose has more than 32 years’ experience within the Risk Control divisions of major commercial insurers (GRE and AXA). Until recently, he managed an operational team of surveyors; a role which included maintaining technical standards, staff development, regional technical support to underwriters and brokers as well as carrying out some property and business interruption surveys himself.

He is now a self-employed Risk Consultant undertaking surveys for insurance companies and brokers in the West Sussex area.

  • Council Chamber, Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
  • 96 Church Walk
  • Burgess Hill
  • RH15 9AS
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at