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ECHO supports 200k Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm systems with URNs (Unique Reference Numbers)

ECHO announces that it is now supporting almost 200,000 Intruder and Hold-Up Alarm systems on police response with URNs (Unique Reference Numbers).
Virtual instant alarm signalling
Launched in 2021, following extensive development, ECHO provides virtually instant alarm signalling to police control rooms from approved Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) who remotely monitor premises protected by Intruder and Hold-Up alarm systems.
Transforming the speed with which police can respond to confirmed alarm signals by replacing the legacy of manual call handling, ECHO is automating police alarm response to homeowners, businesses, and government properties across the Metropolitan and Essex police areas, soon to be followed by Avon & Somerset Police and other forces getting ECHO-connected.
ECHO’s automated signalling service
The police estimate ECHO increases the speed of ‘blue light’ response to emergencies by up to 4 minutes
The vast majority of the sign…