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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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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

The fire department chief here has proposed a false fire alarm ordinance in an effort to bring in additional revenue through fines and improve safety and efficiency during response calls. June 26, 2012

Since implementing an ordinance two years ago aimed at stemming a rise in false fire alarms, the Muskogee Fire Department (MFD) has seen a significant drop in dispatches to unwanted alarms, reports MuskogeePhoenix.com. May 23, 2012

False alarm fees are being credited by city officials here for a reduction in the number of 911 calls that turn out to be non-emergencies, according to a news report. May 15, 2012

The Board of Trustees here approved a false fire alarm ordinance that will require repeat offenders to pay $750 for each false alarm. April 23, 2012




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