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False Alarms

Read: EPS Takes Home PDQ Award Hardware for Beating Back False Alarms

EPS Takes Home PDQ Award Hardware for Beating Back False Alarms

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Engineered Protection Systems was honored at the 2017 Electronic Security Expo.

Read: Police in Kent., Wash., Will No Longer Respond to Nonverified Business Alarms

Police in Kent., Wash., Will No Longer Respond to Nonverified Business Alarms

The new verified alarm-response policy will become effective June 1.

Read: False Alarm Fines Helping Boulder (Colo.) Police Prune Bogus Dispatches

False Alarm Fines Helping Boulder (Colo.) Police Prune Bogus Dispatches

The city adopted a false alarm fine program for businesses March 1. Previously, alarm owners faced no penalty for nuisance alarms.

Read: False Alarm Program Run by CryWolf Put on Hold in Georgia Municipality

False Alarm Program Run by CryWolf Put on Hold in Georgia Municipality

City officials in Warner Robins, Ga., have told residents to ignore any correspondence they receive from CryWolf after the company began asking residents intrusive questions.

Read: San Diego Approves False Alarm Ordinance Revision With Help From SIAC

San Diego Approves False Alarm Ordinance Revision With Help From SIAC

The city adopted enhanced call verification (ECV), plus sharply reduced permit fees for alarm systems and hiked fines for false alarms.

Read: PPVAR ISC West Panel to Explore Future of Priority Response

PPVAR ISC West Panel to Explore Future of Priority Response

The panel will include subject matter experts from law enforcement, technology, defense and security.

Read: New Orleans Alarm Ordinance to Take Effect May 1

New Orleans Alarm Ordinance to Take Effect May 1

NOPD officials estimate false alarms cost taxpayers roughly $400,000 a year in police resources.

Read: How a Columbus Man Unknowingly Racked Up $20,235 in Alarm Fines

How a Columbus Man Unknowingly Racked Up $20,235 in Alarm Fines

The city is currently in the middle of a review and overhaul of its regulations for alarm companies.

Read: Nonpayers of Alarm Fee in Tulsa (Okla.) Still Receive Police Dispatch

Nonpayers of Alarm Fee in Tulsa (Okla.) Still Receive Police Dispatch

Residents and businesses that pay an annual fee are guaranteed police dispatch to intrusion alarms, but a computer glitch has compromised the program.

Read: Easy Tips for Upselling Your Alarm Sales

Easy Tips for Upselling Your Alarm Sales

Why it is important to train your staff to recognize potential upselling opportunities.

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