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Pennsylvania City Lowers False Alarm Fees

Scranton officials hope the lowered fees will encourage property owners to comply with the ordinance and make a stronger effort to reduce false alarms.


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Scranton officials hope the lowered fees will encourage property owners to comply with the ordinance and make a stronger effort to reduce false alarms. SSI Staff · September 18, 2014

The false alarm ordinance now charges alarm users a one-time $50 registration fee and resets the number of false alarms for each home to zero at the beginning of each year. SSI Staff · September 17, 2014

New ordinance would make alarm users responsible for registering with the city instead of security companies. SSI Staff · July 17, 2014

The city of Champaign will update its alarm ordinance after police reported to spending more than $100,000 when responding to 2,536 false alarms. SSI Staff · March 12, 2014

Technical difficulties with a third-party alarm-monitoring contractor have prompted this city to put its alarm permit ordinance, initially scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, on hold until Nov. 1. October 27, 2013

The Avondale (Ariz.) City Council has expanded the duties of CryWolf False Alarm Solutions to help curb false alarms. October 16, 2013

The Atlanta Police Department has contracted with a third-party vendor to administer a new alarm management program that is being implemented after the city enacted a series of amendments to its existing false alarm ordinance. September 17, 2013

The Memphis city council has approved the second reading of an ordinance to change provisions for repeated false alarms. July 02, 2013

The Lincoln (Neb.) city council approved an ordinance that penalizes business owners and residents for false fire alarms. May 06, 2013

As part of a new ordinance to reduce false alarms here, city council members Monday awarded a contract to Cry Wolf False Alarm Solutions to administer a new alarm management program. May 01, 2013




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