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Illinois City Prepares for False Alarm Crackdown

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.


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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

Since implementing a fee-based program to curb false alarms in 2010, this city has collected nearly $500,000 in false alarm fines and registration fees. April 16, 2013

The city council here has approved an ordinance to help combat false alarms. Since 1998, Greenwood Police Department officers have responded to more than 34,000 false alarms, with only 168 being actual alarms. April 03, 2013

In this blog, Ken Kirschenbaum shares his thoughts on the city of Flint's (Mich.) decision to charge alarm companies for false alarms. Ken Kirschenbaum · March 24, 2013




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