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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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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

Following unanimous approval by the Prescott City Council in May, police officers will begin enforcing a new alarm law today that charges alarm users for the third false dispatch in a 12-month period. June 29, 2011

With this city's police department reporting it responds to about 3,000 false alarms each year, the city council unanimously approved a new alarm ordinance ... May 18, 2011

In an effort to recoup an estimated $200,000 in annual costs related to false dispatches, the Roseville (Pa.) City Council voted unanimously to amend the city's alarm ordinance to allow for increased fines and permit fees ... May 10, 2011

Following a months-long effort by a task force charged with rewriting this city's alarm ordinance, installing security contractors and city leaders are hailing sweeping changes made to the provision ... By Rodney Bosch · May 03, 2011

The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) enters 2011 with an ambitious agenda to broaden its dual mission to stave off nonresponse alarm ordinances and foster relationships with law enforcement agencies across North America. By Rodney Bosch · January 18, 2011


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