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
How much the new monitor-it-yourself (MIY) security system paradigm will affect the current model is a big question for the security industry. But a bigger question for the entire population is: How will MIY security systems affect police response to alarm events?
Julie Jacobson · November 10, 2015
Residents and business owners will be required to register alarm systems and face fines for repeated nuisance alarms.
SSI Staff · November 04, 2015
A New York county passed a new law that will implement fines and permits for false alarms from private security systems. A big reason for the law is the long distances police had to travel to respond to false alarms.
SSI Staff · October 22, 2015
Residential and business alarm owners will have to register their systems and face false alarm fines.
SSI Staff · October 16, 2015
Habitec Security is doing its part to improve public safety by cutting down on false alarms that waste the time of local police. It has worked closely with local police to reduce false alarms by 65%.
Scott Goldfine · October 08, 2015
The city of Little Rock, Ark., has started a new program to reduce the number of false alarm calls. Of the city's 35,000 alarm calls each year, 95% amount to false alarms, wasting officers' time.
SSI Staff · September 29, 2015
The New Orleans Police Department has taken a big step in preventing false alarm calls by hiring Crywolf False Alarm Solutions to run its false alarm program. The system is expected to be built by next month and operational by the end of the year.
Stephen Sellner · September 22, 2015
Warner Robins, Ga., with a population of about 72,500, will fine homeowners and business for nuisance alarms.
SSI Staff · July 21, 2015
The program requires alarm owners to pay an annual $25 registration fee and a $100 fine for a false alarm.
SSI Staff · July 10, 2015