Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) provide the Secretariat to the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Security Systems Group to monitor police strategies and technical developments and advise on policy requirements. PCPI also provide support to police forces and the private security industry on the administration of police response to security systems, including intruder alarms.
PCPI work with the national alarm inspectorate bodies and trade organisations for the security industry – the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), the Fire and Security Association (FSA) and the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) – to develop a partnership approach with the private security industry, specifically to improve the performance of security systems and increase the preventative impact and detection rate emanating from such systems.
Secured by Design Alarm Standard
Following increasing industry interest, we have created a new Secured by Design Alarm Standard for alarm installation companies.
SBD Alarm Receiving Centres
Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) now have the opportunity to become members of Secured by Design, the national police crime prevention initiative.
NPCC Security Systems Policy
The NPCC Security Systems Policy (NPCC SSP) is a public document designed to provide details of how and when the police will respond to security system activations.