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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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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

The Pittsfield city council has approved the first reading for a false fire alarm ordinance. March 13, 2013

Officials here have filed 37 lawsuits against businesses and organizations that have failed to pay thousands of dollars in false alarm fines. December 03, 2012

City officials here have approved a stricter false alarm ordinance after police responded to 4,014 alarm calls in 2011 — 99% of which were false. The false alarms cost the city more than $435,000 last year, reports The Lowell Sun. October 10, 2012

In an 8-1 vote, the city council here approved the first reading for a false alarm ordinance, reports the Jackson Sun. August 08, 2012

Joint efforts by the California Alarm Association (CAA) and the police department here have resulted in improving the city’s alarm ordinance, the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) announces. July 25, 2012

To reduce the amount of time it spends answering false alarm calls, the Reading Police Department (RPD) has contracted with a private company to administer a new alarm management program. July 24, 2012

Since implementing an alarm ordinance eight years ago, false alarms have decreased by nearly 60% in the city of Los Angeles, reports LA Daily News. July 03, 2012




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