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.