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Alarms going off accidentally can be extremely annoying, often waking up an entire neighbourhood.

New laws now allow all local authorities in England and Wales to designate areas where premises with intruder alarms must register a key holder, who should be available if an alarm goes off accidentally.

If you have a car or intruder alarm, make sure it is:

  • properly fitted
  • regularly maintained
  • has a cut out

Whether it is law or not, registering a key holder for your premises with your local authority can save you aggravation and expense if your alarm goes off accidentally when you are out or away.