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False Alarms

Read: Avoiding Unfair Fines: How to Have a Say in Alarm Monitoring Policies

Avoiding Unfair Fines: How to Have a Say in Alarm Monitoring Policies

If you’re unwilling to engage in your communities and in your industry, you forfeit your right to complain when something like Sandy Springs comes down the pike.

Read: Brookhaven Won’t Fine Alarm Companies Until Sandy Springs Row Is Resolved

Brookhaven Won’t Fine Alarm Companies Until Sandy Springs Row Is Resolved

Wary of potential litigation, the city will wait for a decision in a federal lawsuit filed by alarm companies against the city of Sandy Springs, Ga.

Read: False Alarm Fine Increase Led to Reduction in Dispatches, Memphis Police Say

False Alarm Fine Increase Led to Reduction in Dispatches, Memphis Police Say

The increase in false alarm fines has resulted in a 20% reduction in false alarms since a new ordinance went into effect.

Read: Ohio Municipality Adopts False Alarm Ordinance, Dealers Must Register With City

Ohio Municipality Adopts False Alarm Ordinance, Dealers Must Register With City

Located near Cleveland, the city of Lorain passed legislation that aims to drastically curtail police dispatches to more than 40,000 false alarms each year.

Read: Central California City Implements False Alarm Reduction Program

Central California City Implements False Alarm Reduction Program

City officials in Merced, Calif., turn to the False Alarm Management Solution (FAMS) from PM AM Corp. to process citations and make it easier for residents to obtain an alarm system permit.

Read: ADS Wins PDQ Award for False Alarm Reduction Excellence

ADS Wins PDQ Award for False Alarm Reduction Excellence

Alarm Detection Systems’ false alarm reduction efforts led to the company earning the PDQ Award at the 2018 Electronic Security Expo.

Read: Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revision Defines ‘Verified’

Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revision Defines ‘Verified’

The Sandy Springs, Ga., City Council voted unanimously to update the definition of “verified” to mean visual or audible confirmation of an attempted or actual crime, fire or other emergency situation through three ways.

Read: 6 Reasons to Reduce False Fire Alarms

6 Reasons to Reduce False Fire Alarms

Fire departments in the United States responded to more than 2.6 million false fire alarms in 2016, according to Statista. Here are a half-dozen ways to help curtail the problem.

Read: Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revised Yet Again

Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revised Yet Again

The Sandy Springs City Council voted 6-0 to approve amendments to the fee structure and appeal process for false alarms.

Read: Sandy Springs Stiffens Compliance Penalty Against Alarm Companies

Sandy Springs Stiffens Compliance Penalty Against Alarm Companies

Should an alarm company run afoul of the city’s controversial ordinance, its permit will remain suspended for three months after it comes into full compliance.

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