Reduce the risk to your home during renovation and maintenance

Why use a scaffolding alarm system?

Scaffolding can make your home vulnerable to unwanted visitors, providing temporary access points not ordinarily there. 

In order to reduce the risk to your property during renovation, construction or maintenance projects when scaffolding is in place, a scaffold alarm system provides both a deterrent and alarms when security is breached.


Why choose an NSI approved company

The NSI approved company you choose will have approval for the design, commissioning, installation or maintenance of a scaffolding system to NSI Code of Practice NCP 115.

Installers contracted to provide an alarm monitoring service must use an NSI approved ARC, although the end user is free to select an ARC of their own choice provided they enter into the direct contract with the ARC.


Insurance considerations

Your insurance company may insist you have a scaffolding alarm installed. This will depend on the risk level of your property, as well as the insurance company’s Policy. Your insurer may insist that an alarm is installed and maintained by an NSI NACOSS Gold or Systems Silver approved company along with documentation that the alarm has been installed in line with their requirements.

You should also check the type of alarm system you need: a remote monitored or audible warning devices only alarm. Remote monitoring at an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) is more likely to be required for higher risk properties.

Once your alarm is installed by an NSI approved company, you will be issued with a Certificate of Compliance. This can be presented to your insurer as proof that you are doing everything possible to secure your home.

You might invalidate your insurance cover if a break in occurs and you had left the property without setting the alarm system inside the building and the scaffolding alarm system.

Scaffolding compromises your home contents insurance so it is important you alert your insurance provider. You should include when it will be erected, where on your property it is and how long it will be there for. Having an alarm installed to the NSI Code of Practice NCP 115 can mitigate the additional risk imposed by having scaffolding erected at your home.


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