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
Installed in January, the new fire alarm was supposed to alleviate nuisance alarms that were common with the Capitol’s legacy system.
SSI Staff · March 18, 2015
The recently-approved law springs from a rash of false alarms throughout the Terrebonne Parish. It applies only to excessive false alarms that result from faulty equipment.
SSI Staff · November 14, 2014
Scranton officials hope the lowered fees will encourage property owners to comply with the ordinance and make a stronger effort to reduce false alarms.
SSI Staff · September 18, 2014
The Wade Hampton Fire Department wants to implement a new ordinance that will fine home and business owners for false fire alarms.
SSI Staff · June 19, 2014
In this Q&A, Vector Security CEO Pam Petrow addresses the larger false alarm issue as well as how technology advancement such as video verification can help.
Scott Goldfine · October 06, 2013
The Lincoln (Neb.) city council approved an ordinance that penalizes business owners and residents for false fire alarms.
May 06, 2013
The city council here has approved an ordinance to help combat false alarms. Since 1998, Greenwood Police Department officers have responded to more than 34,000 false alarms, with only 168 being actual alarms.
April 03, 2013
The Pittsfield city council has approved the first reading for a false fire alarm ordinance.
March 13, 2013
Here is another example of why it’s important to train customers on handling intrusion alarms.
Ashley Willis · January 24, 2013