The city of Abilene, Texas, has implemented a new ordinance aimed at reducing false alarms that consists of a series of escalating fines and required registration for security alarm systems.
SSI Staff · November 13, 2015
Residential and business alarm owners will have to register their systems and face false alarm fines.
SSI Staff · October 16, 2015
An ADT customer with a hearing impairment was slapped with false alarms fines totaling $348 after she was unable to communicate with monitoring center dispatchers.
SSI Staff · August 19, 2015
In Spokane, Wash., delinquent false alarms fines can result in police postponing response to some monitoring center calls.
SSI Staff · August 12, 2015
Firefighters responded to a Michigan woman’s home at least seven times when complained about an odor coming from the nearby Sunoco Logistics crude oil tank farm. She was fined $2,800 by the township after authorities determined there was no hazard.
SSI Staff · May 22, 2015
Two elderly residents living in the same senior apartment complex in Pewaukee, Wis., have each received bills of more than $7,000 for false fire alarms. The 88-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against the village to get the bill thrown out, while the 86-year-old man refuses to pay the fee.
SSI Staff · April 21, 2015
There is no fee for the first or second false alarm within a 12-month period, but after that, the fines go up to $350 plus $100 for each false alarm beyond five within a year.
SSI Staff · December 03, 2014
Some business owners want the city to revamp system, charge less.
SSI Staff · July 17, 2014
Since implementing a fee-based program to curb false alarms in 2010, this city has collected nearly $500,000 in false alarm fines and registration fees.
April 16, 2013
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