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False Alarm Ordinance Put on Hold by Georgia Municipality

Implementing a new alarm ordinance was delayed after concerns were raised about multiple aspects of the program, including confusion over penalty charges.


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Implementing a new alarm ordinance was delayed after concerns were raised about multiple aspects of the program, including confusion over penalty charges. SSI Staff · July 19, 2016

Residents in Murray, Utah, believe the city's nonresponse policy to burglar alarms make it easier for potential intruders to break into homes and steal property. SSI Staff · August 11, 2015

Warner Robins, Ga., with a population of about 72,500, will fine homeowners and business for nuisance alarms. SSI Staff · July 21, 2015

Despite objections from local alarm companies, the City Council passed a new ordinance intended to curb false dispatches. SSI Staff · July 02, 2015

After a contentious debate, community leaders passed an ordinance to make excessive false intrusion and fire alarms illegal in parts of the parish. SSI Staff · October 14, 2014

The security alarm industry has threatened to take legal action if the Chico City Council approves an ordinance, which would fine alarm monitoring firms for false alarms. SSI Staff · October 09, 2014

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




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