Survey Finds Opposition to Verified Response

SALT LAKE CITY – The Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation (AIREF) announces the results of a new survey designed to assess citizens’ reactions to Salt Lake City’s verified response ordinance.

The study shows 65 percent of registered voters disapprove of it and would vote for politicians who would change it.

The survey, conducted on behalf of AIREF by Bisconti Research Inc., found widespread disapproval of the city’s verified response ordinance that mandates police will only respond to burglar alarms if someone on the scene can verify criminal activity.

Only 20 percent of registered voters surveyed were aware that the alarm ordinance existed, and only 28 percent were in favor. The ordinance took effect in December 2000.

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