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Mobile, Ala., Enforcing Alarm System Registration to Limit False Alarms

To combat false alarms in Mobile, Ala., Police Chief James Barber is starting to enforce the registration of alarm systems with the city.


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To combat false alarms in Mobile, Ala., Police Chief James Barber is starting to enforce the registration of alarm systems with the city. Stephen Sellner · April 28, 2016

Rather than use an escalating fine system, Calgary police are using a new bylaw to combat the false alarm problem. The bylaw requires more of a vetted processing of alarm triggers. Stephen Sellner · April 27, 2016

A keyholder for a property triggering a false alarm must be on-site within 30 minutes of notification from firefighters or law enforcement or face a $100 charge. SSI Staff · April 22, 2016

False alarms could now yield a fine in Fort Mill, S.C., after a rule was passed to help address faulty alarm equipment that results in unwarranted emergency response. Stephen Sellner · April 19, 2016

An ordinance was unanimously approved in Davenport, Fla., to implement a fine system for false alarms. A third false alarm will result in a $50 for a false dispatch of the Davenport Police Department and Fire Department. SSI Staff · February 24, 2016

The police department has implemented the CryWolf software platform to administer false alarm ordinance violations. SSI Staff · January 08, 2016

In an effort to reduce false alarms, the Lafayette Police Department has partnered with the Public Safety Corporation starting in 2016. The Public Safety Corporation uses CryWolf software. SSI Staff · December 29, 2015

DMP announces the availability of the new 1144-D Dual Button Panic Key Fob. The 1144 is the second generation design of the small key fob used as a panic button that DMP says virtually eliminates the possibility of a false alarm by requiring independent buttons to be depressed for two seconds to initiate an alarm. SSI Staff · December 17, 2015

A panel of 12 security integrators expect higher quality video surveillance, more cloud-based services and many more technology innovations in 2016. SSI Staff · December 14, 2015

In an effort to reduce false alarms, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office in Kingston, N.Y., is now issuing permits for buildings using an alarm system that prompts police and other emergency response. SSI Staff · December 07, 2015




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