High Winds Cause of False Security Alarms in Texas Town
Windy conditions have led to more false alarms in the city of Amarillo.
AMARILLO, Texas – Windy conditions in the city of Amarillo have led to more false alarm calls in the area.
The Amarillo Police Department (APD) noted that high winds can cause door sensors to go off, depending on the type of alarm system homes and business have installed, NewsChannel10.com reports.
The high winds between 40 to 60 miles per hour have caused police to respond to dozens of intrusion alarm calls daily, and most of them are false.
Although police expect some false alarms, responding to the false calls takes away resources from actual emergencies.
RELATED: Monitronics Masters Alarm Management
The city allows alarm users five false alarms. After that, they are charged a fee of $50. Additionally, the city sends letters warning offenders to repair or solve the problem.
If alarm users don’t pay the fine, police will place them on a “do not respond” list.
APD encourages alarm users to discuss false alarm prevention with their security alarm companies.
If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!
Security Is Our Business, Too
For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add sales to your bottom line.
A free subscription to the #1 resource for the residential and commercial security industry will prove to be invaluable. Subscribe today!