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False Alarms Fines in New Orleans Are Going Up

Despite objections from local alarm companies, the City Council passed a new ordinance intended to curb false dispatches.


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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

After receiving complaints from residents, the city council here voted to rescind registration fees for burglar alarm systems ... December 28, 2010

The city council here unanimously voted to fine home and business owners for more than three false fire alarms that are responded to by the city’s fire department within a calendar year ... December 28, 2010




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