SSI logo

Mo. City Sees 14% Drop in False Alarms

Springfield police suspect fines have played a role in the reduction in false alarms.

By ·

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — False alarms to businesses and homes here has dropped to about 14 percent, according to the Springfield Police Department.

From July 2013 to December 2013, officers responded to more than 1,500 false alarms. To combat this, the department hired a third-party company to issue fines for repeat offenders, reports.

The department admits that it has experienced the same number of false alarms; however, there are fewer fines — a drop of more than 14 percent.

However, Shirley Wheeler of Midwest Security the numbers can be deceiving when responding to business alarms. In fact, she claims that if security companies didn’t respond to false alarms, it is possible more businesses can be fined.

“We respond to the alarms because they don’t get charged the fine for having the police come out multiple times,” she told

Article Topics
Intrusion · News · False Alarms · All Topics

Security Is Our Business, Too

For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add sales to your bottom line.
A free subscription to the #1 resource for the residential and commercial security industry will prove to be invaluable. Subscribe today!


View all security resources & downloads