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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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The police department here is no longer responding to unverified alarms as of Jan. 1, a change in policy that alarm industry officials say was sudden and unexpected. January 15, 2012

The San Jose Police Department's (SJPD) recent announcement that it will no longer respond to unverified alarms has caused the California Alarm Association (CAA) to contest the policy, which takes effect on Jan. 1. Ashley Willis · December 28, 2011

The Cathedral City, Calif., police department will once again respond to all alarms following the adoption of a new alarm ordinance. December 20, 2011

After battling with the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) for almost a year, the Avondale (Ariz.) city council has amended an ordinance that would have held alarm companies responsible for all false alarm fees. December 11, 2011

The Mesa Police Department is seeking to amend the city's false alarm ordinance to recover the costs from responding to more than 11,000 false alarms each year. November 27, 2011

Albemarle County police reported that of the 6,100 alarm calls they responded to in the past three years, only 100 were real emergencies. November 02, 2011

After police responded to roughly 2,300 false alarms in 2010, the Danville Town Council is reviewing proposals on charging for false alarms. August 09, 2011

A new ordinance in Lincoln, Ill. will regulate fees and authorize new fines to help reduce false fire alarm calls and generate compensation for the Lincoln Fire Department's costs of various runs due to false alarms. August 03, 2011

The Fairhope (Ala.) City Council approved an alarm ordinance, which increases fines for false alarms and requires businesses and residents to register their systems. July 26, 2011

As this city's police department continues to respond to a large number of false alarms, the Bakersfield City Council unanimously approved the first reading for a false alarm ordinance. July 13, 2011




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