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What Insurance Should a Alarm Installer Have?

Rhino Trade Insurance 29 February 2024

For trade businesses, the importance of insurance is there for everyone to see. In a field like alarm installation, having the right insurance can really help your business kick on and thrive! 

Whether you are just starting up and wondering what coverage you need, or you have run your business for decades, the Rhino team is here to explore what trade insurance is right for your alarm-fitting business. 

Understanding the Risks

As you well know, alarm installation is a specialised trade that involves working with intricate systems and delicate electronic components. Despite the meticulous nature of the job, accidents can happen at any moment. Alarm installers face a range of risks in their day-to-day projects, from causing unintentional damage to injuring a passerby or neighbour. To safeguard against these potential events, having the right insurance coverage is crucial for your business.

Key Types of Insurance for Alarm Installers

Public Liability Insurance

Public Liability Insurance is a fundamental coverage for alarm installers. Every other trade policy builds from this insurance as it protects you in the event that a member of the public is hurt or their property is damaged as a result of your business activities. For instance, if a client or a passerby trips over a cable you were installing and gets injured, your Public Liability Insurance would cover legal costs and compensation.

As a valued member of the trade industry, we think that your insurance shouldn't cost an arm and a leg! You can find Rhino's public liability up to 40% cheaper than other trade insurers, and you can also decide on protection from £1 million up to £5 million if needed. 

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Given the technical nature of alarm installation, mistakes can happen. Professional Indemnity Insurance is designed to protect alarm installers from claims arising out of professional negligence or errors. 

If a client accuses you of providing faulty advice, design, or installation that led to financial losses, this trade insurance can cover legal fees and compensation. With Rhino Trade Insurance as your insurer, we will pay for everything from settlement payouts to legal fees when you have professional indemnity insurance with us. This can be taken out up to your selected level of indemnity to a maximum of £2m. 

Employers' Liability Insurance

If you have employees working for you, Employers' Liability Insurance is 100% needed and a legal requirement in the UK. It provides coverage if an employee is hurt or becomes ill as a result of working for your business. Failure to have this insurance in place can result in hefty fines, so it's imperative for alarm installers with employees to comply with this legal obligation.

Claims may be made as a result of illnesses, accidents, injuries or any property damage that an employee sustains or causes whilst performing their duties. A robust policy for employers' liability will also pay for an employee's death should you find yourself in this terrible situation. 

Find out everything you need to know on Rhino's website today.

Tools Insurance

The tools and equipment used by alarm installers are often specialised and expensive. Tools Insurance can provide coverage in case your tools are stolen or damaged - which is always a risk when working on-site or in public. This coverage is vital for ensuring that you can continue your work seamlessly, even if your equipment is compromised.

Rhino's policies are quite frankly amazing and offer up to £50,000 for any tools that are damaged or stolen. We even offer overnight cover when they are stored in your van (subject to conditions).  

Personal Accident Insurance

For workers who are self-employed, personal accident insurance has become essential. When you are working for yourself, you are not covered by sick leave or other benefits in the event that an accident or injury prevents you from earning your regular income. Rather, you will have to bear the financial consequences on your own, which will include lost income, unpaid debts, and a great deal of additional stress.

With Rhino, you are covered. Our personal accident protection compensates you for all of the above, as well as any injuries or accidents that occur while you're not at work. You are, therefore, still insured whether you are knocked down by a car on the way home from the shop or fall off a ladder while cleaning up the loft.

If you suffered injuries in an accident and were unable to work, what would £50,000 be worth to you and your family? Get more info on this important piece of protection here

With Rhino Trade Insurance, you have the ability to create a well-rounded policy that covers pretty much every aspect of your work. On top of the above policies, we also offer the following:

  • Legal Expenses Insurance
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Tax Enquiry Insurance
  • Contractors All Risks Insurance

Choosing the Right Insurance Coverage

Selecting the right insurance coverage for your alarm installation business requires careful consideration of your specific needs and circumstances. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when choosing insurance:

  • Risk Assessment: Do a thorough risk assessment of your business operations. Identify any risks and vulnerabilities to determine the type and level of coverage you need.
  • Legal Requirements: Meet all the legal requirements for insurance in the UK. This includes Employers' Liability Insurance if you have employees and any other mandatory coverage based on your business structure.
  • Policy Limits and Exclusions: Understand the limits of coverage and any exclusions in each policy - our experts will help with anything you don't understand. Make sure the coverage aligns with the scale and nature of your alarm installation business.
  • Premium Costs: While cost is a significant factor, it's essential to strike a balance between affordability and comprehensive coverage. Cheaper premiums may lead to inadequate coverage, so carefully review the terms and conditions of each policy.
  • Review and Update: Regularly review your trade insurance coverage to ensure it remains relevant and adequate for your evolving business needs. Update your policies whenever there are changes to your operations or equipment.

Sort Your Alarm Installers Insurance With Rhino 

So, without further ado, what are you waiting for? The trade experts at Rhino Trade Insurance are waiting to hear from you on 0116 243 7904. We can provide a fully comprehensive quote in less than a minute that is 100% tailored to your alarm fitting firm.

By investing in comprehensive insurance, you not only protect your trade business, assets, and employees but also demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and client satisfaction. So stay secure, get insured, and let your alarm installation business thrive in a protected environment today!


About The Author Phil McCormick

Experienced in brand marketing and content. Most of that lovely communication you see online will be from Phil. social media, emails, videos, how to make a bacon sarny? You get the gist!

Trade most identified with: Electrician - It’s our Phil’s job to map out all our communications and make sure the signal works! Also, he’s one of the cockiest blighters in the team so electrician fits perfectly!

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