Noise nuisance

Noise from alarms

No property or car alarm should create a noise nuisance.

You should make sure your alarm is turned off as soon as possible.

Your property or business alarm should not ring for more than 20 minutes.

Your vehicle alarm should have a 5 minute cut-out device.

If you don't turn off an alarm

You can face legal action if you don't turn off an alarm.

You could also have to pay:

  • council officers' call-out fees
  • call-out fees for an alarm specialist
  • locksmith fees if the property needs to be secured again after entry

If found guilty at prosecution you could be issued a fine – currently unlimited.

Reporting noise from alarms

If you have a problem with noise from a car alarm, burglar alarm or smoke alarm, you can report a noise nuisance.