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Roof alarms

Ecclesiastical has campaigned relentlessly, including our “Hands off our Church Roofs” campaign, to help reduce metal theft. We believe roof alarms provide the best deterrent to metal thieves and our own claims experience has now proven this to be the case.

Thanks to the success of alarms, from 1st August 2015, where a roof alarm approved by us has been installed and SmartWater (or an alternative forensic marker approved by us) has been applied and registered, there will be no limits applicable to our church policies for theft or attempted theft of external metal and the subsequent damage as a result of the theft or attempted theft.

In the event of a loss claims will be paid in full up to the buildings and/or contents sums insured.

Benefits of a roof alarm system

  • Highly effective at deterring metal theft

  • Specifically set up to detect and deter intruders before any damage is caused

  • Designed to be virtually invisible and reversible

  • Able to cover large roof areas cost effectively

  • Perfect for buildings in remote or rural locations - if the security system is activated, a planned response based on your specific instructions is carried out.

Ecclesiastical maintains a list of approved suppliers who meet our stringent security requirements – call 0345 777 3322 for more information. If a supplier is not already approved by us they will need to complete and send to us our non-approved installer questionnaire.

We’ve produced an easy-to-use self-assessment tool to help you work out the risk of metal theft for your church

If you have any queries about alarms, please call 0345 777 3322.

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.