Intruder Alarms

There are many potential sources of noise to be found in an urban environment.

Noise from traffic, sports events and construction activity etc is, by its nature, concentrated in urban areas.  Some construction activity and roadworks (emergency and planned) are undertaken at night-time so as to reduce disruption to daytime traffic and utility service provision, particularly in the city centre and other traffic-sensitive locations.

Limerick City Council does not  require noise control measures to be taken where the relevant source activity is deemed necessary unless it can be shown to be reasonably practicable to implement such measures.

Further Information

Contact: Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council (Joint) Pollution Control Department
              County Hall
              Dooradoyle Road,
              DOORADOYLE
              Co. Limerick
 
              Tel.: (061) 496 264
              Fax.: (061) 496 008
              E-mail: environ@limerickcity.ie
 

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Sounding of Intruder Alarms

Local authorities do not maintain databases of keyholder contact details or security codes for alarm systems and Limerick City Council staff are not empowered to

  • enter any property to disable an activated intruder alarm
  • isolate any electrical supply to an activated intruder alarm

It is the responsibility of property owners and occupiers to ensure that

  • Alarm systems are maintained serviceable and
  • Appropriate response mechanisms are in place in the event of activation.
  • Occupiers may advise local Gardaí of relevant contact details if they wish.

European Standard EN51031 requires that alarms fitted since September 2003 sound for at least 90 seconds and no more than 15 minutes. However, this standard does not apply to alarms fitted before that date.

Further Information

Contact: Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council (Joint) Pollution Control Department
              County Hall
              Dooradoyle Road,
              DOORADOYLE
              Co. Limerick
 
              Tel.: (061) 496 264
              Fax.: (061) 496 008
              E-mail: environ@limerickcity.ie
 

Website Resources

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Last update:23/12/2013

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