IN the past 12-months there were 240 cases of incompliance with security alarms in the Balearics, according to the Government Delegation.
Of these 35 were serious cases and 209 minor. Fines ranged from €91 for minor offenses to €30,000 for serious ones.
Serious offenses are “the opening of an establishment or business without taking obligatory security measures or if security alarms does not work or malfunctions,” according to Organic Law 1/1992.
Minor offenses are “the use of security equipment outside of the rules or if it is damaged or used by a third party,” according to article 24.2 of Organic Law 23/1992.
As of August 18, security systems must be installed in all banks, savings banks and other credit institutions as well as jewellery and silverware stores, art galleries, antique shops, service stations, pharmacies, lottery and betting offices and gambling establishments.
Individuals can still choose whether they install security alarms in private homes.