Consumer protection watchdog launches raids on home alarm firms

The CCPC is the statutory body responsible for the enforcement of competition law, which forbids anti-competitive agreements between two or more independent firms, such as agreements to fix prices, share markets, or restrict output

The CCPC launched a series of dawn raids on home alarm companies. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The consumer watchdog has carried out a series of raids on businesses in the home alarm industry.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) said the searches as part of an ongoing “criminal investigation” into potential breaches of competition law.

“Authorised officers from the CCPC were supported by colleagues from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and An Garda Síochána,” the CCPC said in a statement.

The watchdog said it could not make any further comment ...