ECHO announces 200,000 URN Milestone

ECHO has today announced it is now supporting almost 200,000 Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm systems on police response with URNs (Unique Reference Numbers).

The vast majority of the signals from all Intruder and Hold-Up alarm systems registered with the Metropolitan Police are now being transmitted via ECHO’s automated signalling service.

This follows the issuing of notice last year by the Metropolitan and Essex Police requiring ARCs registered with their Police Forces to transmit Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm Systems’ activation calls via ECHO. Avon & Somerset Police are following suit and plan to be ECHO-connected in April this year.

The police estimate ECHO increases the speed of 'blue light' response to emergencies by up to 4 minutes - helping them apprehend offenders and providing greater reassurance to home and property owners - potentially saving more lives in critical emergencies where every second counts.


Read the full announcement here