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Utah Residents Uneasy About Nonresponse Policy

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.

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After reportedly responding to 21,677 false alarms last year, the Baton Rouge Police Department has proposed amending the city's alarm ordinance to allow for increased fines. March 13, 2012

The town council here unanimously approved the first reading for a false fire alarm ordinance, reports the Index-Journal. March 13, 2012

The Tucson City Council approved a revised alarm ordinance that requires alarm owners to pay an annual $20 permit fee.The ordinance had full support from the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA); however, three local alarm companies strongly opposed it, stating that the measure could likely put small alarm companies out of business. March 07, 2012

In an effort to cut down on false alarms, the city council here unanimously approved a new alarm policy that will place more responsibility on businesses and homeowners. February 15, 2012

The Elk Grove Village board has pulled a proposed fire alarm ordinance thanks to strong efforts by the Illinois Electronic Security Association (IESA) and community leaders here. February 01, 2012

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


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