Public Safety Updates
|10.18.22||WY||Casper||Casper City Council rescheduling first reading of new false ...|
10.18.22 - Oil City News - Casper City Council rescheduling first reading of new false alarm rules for Nov. 1 · Third false alarm: $75 · Fourth false alarm: $150 · Fifth ...
|10.17.22||AB||St Albert||City looks to increase permit fees, other user fees|
10.17.22 - St Albert Today - The city is eyeing an increase to a variety of user fees, a move that would bring in $243,600 in additional operating revenue in 2023.
|10.04.22||NE||Douglas County||NE: False alarm ordinance in effect in Douglas County|
10.4.22 - WOWT - In June, Douglas County adopted a new false alarm ordinance for those who live outside Omaha city limits. “It came from for years, we would ...
|08.31.22||PA||Monroe||Local Business Cited for Failing to Control False Alarms|
8.31.22 - Explore Clarion - Police say Aldi grocery store, located along Route 68, in Monroe Township, Clarion County, was cited for failing to control false alarms. PSP ...
|08.29.22||CA||San Ramon||San Ramon Residents & Businesses Must Register Alarms By ...|
8.29.22 - Patch - San Ramon, CA - San Ramon residents and businesses have until Thursday, Sept. 1 to register existing alarms, per a new city ordinance. The city
|08.26.22||TX||Ft Worth & Irving||Pair of Texas ECCs Implement TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol|
8.26.22 - SSI Staff - The addition of Fort Worth and the Irving, Texas brings the total number of public safety communications centers implementing the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol to 113.
|08.25.22||TX||Austin||Austin police shrink 9-1-1 teams to alleviate stress |
8.25.22 - KXAN - The Austin, Texas, Police Department has reduced the minimum required number of calltakers and dispatchers for each shift to reduce mandatory overtime, retain staff and relieve stress on overworked employees. Lt. Ken Murphy acknowledges that the move will increase call hold times but says it's necessary for health and safety.
|08.24.22||NY||Delaware||Delaware supervisors table false alarm law - |
8.24.22 - Yahoo Finance - The law said penalties for the first three false alarms would be $50 each, then the penalty fee would increase to $200 for the fourth and ...
|08.18.22||PA||Grove City||PA: Local bank charged with too many false alarms|
8.18.22 -WKBN - The Grove City Police Department in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, has filed a charge against PNC Bank.
|08.16.22||GA||Augusta||GA: Richmond County Sheriff's Office no longer responding ...|
8.16.22 - Augusta, Ga - WJBF - Beginning August 16, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is implementing a new procedure called Verified Response.
|08.03.22||GA||Fannin County||GA: Fannin swaps drafts on Alarm Ordinance with changes|
8.3.22 - FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. – Set to take effect in September, Fannin County approved its new Alarm Ordinance in June 2022, but indicated the wrong draft in the official motion.
|07.28.22||OR||Lincoln||OR: Lincoln County Sheriff says deputies will no longer respond to ...|
7.28.22 - KLCC - Sheriff's deputies in Lincoln County will no longer respond to most non-emergency calls. The new policy applies to a wide range of calls including most non-criminal traffic crashes, home or business alarms, civil disputes, illegal camping or noise complaints.
|07.27.22||NY||Delaware||NY: Delaware Board introduces "False Alarm Reduction Act"|
7.27.22 - Daily Star - The “False Alarm Reduction Act, a proposed local law, would ensure that alarms being called into the Delaware County Sheriff have valid ...
|07.21.22||WA||Redmond||WA: Redmond Police launch new online portal for security alarm ...|
7.21.22 - (KTVZ) -- The Redmond Police Department has launched a new online alarm permitting management portal…
|07.17.22||OR||Medford||OR: Scofflaws cripple Medford police efforts to combat crime|
7.17.22 - Mail Tribune - The ability of Medford police to combat crime has been undermined by chronic offenders who fail to respond to citations or court dates, a study ...
|07.16.22||KY||Louisville||KY: Louisville government requiring paid alarm registration to ...|
7.16.22 - WAVE - Louisville Metro government introduced a new program in an attempt to reduce or eliminate false alarm calls within the city.
|07.13.22||ON||Prince Edward||ON: False alarm by-law could be coming to Prince Edward County|
7.13.22 - Quinte News - A False Alarm By-law is being proposed in Prince Edward County in an effort to reduce the number of false alarms.
|06.29.22||CA||San Ramon||CA: NEW ALARM REGISTRATION PROGRAM|
6.29.22 – City of San Ramon - The City of San Ramon is launching a new Alarm Registration Program, beginning Friday, July 1, 2022.
|06.23.22||MO||Cape Girardeau||MO: Cape's alarm registration program cuts false alarm calls in half|
6.23.22 - Southeast Missourian - Cape Girardeau Chief of Police Wes Blair said the alarm reduction program has reduced false alarm calls police and fire departments receive by ...
|06.22.22||AB||Millet||AB: Millet enacts False Alarm Bylaw |
6.22.22 - Wetaskiwin Times - After giving residents and businesses a chance to fix problems that cause false alarms, Millet Town Council passed a False Alarm Bylaw at ...
|06.22.22||CA||San Diego||CA: Changes trigger delay of ordinance to govern use of surveillance technology in San Diego|
6.22.22 - By Teri Figueroa - The San Diego Union-Tribune - Ordinance was proposed after officials and residents learned in 2019 that the city had quietly installed cameras on 3K smart streetlights
|06.22.22||CA||Los Angeles||CA: Los Angeles votes to adopt hotel worker protections|
6.22.22 - By Kevin Smith - The Press-Enterprise - Ordinance to require panic buttons, other security measures to protect hotel housekeepers from sexual assault and threatening conduct
|06.21.22||WA||Seattle||WA: Seattle police add protocol for low-priority 9-1-1 calls |
6.21.22 - KOMO - The Seattle Police Department has created a "Z-Disposition Action" for 9-1-1 calls that don't require a police response, as determined by a supervisor. The policy records such calls and is meant to help address a shortage of police officers.
|06.16.22||OK||Tulsa||OK: Tulsa, Okla., approves Crime Information Center |
6.16.22 - KJRH - The Tulsa, Okla., City Council has voted to approve the Crime Information Center system, which will operate much like a 9-1-1 dispatch center in that personnel viewing the cameras will be able to communicate with law enforcement, as well as analysts looking up license plates and crime histories for suspects.
|06.15.22||OR||Bend||OR: Bend Police will stop automatically responding to some alarm ...|
6.15.22 – The Bulletin - Bend Police will stop automatically responding to some alarm calls. Police respond to hundreds of false alarms each year.
|06.09.22||TN||Spring Hill||TN: Spring Hill contracts Dallas firm to catch false alarms for ..|
6.9.22 - Williamson Home Page - The city of Spring Hill has entered into an agreement with a private company and established new policies to mitigate the risks posed to ...
|06.02.22||AB||Red Deer||RCMP ask for help reducing false alarms |
6.2.22 - Red Deer Advocate - Red Deer RCMP are asking residents and business owner to help reduce false alarm calls. Last year, RCMP received 812 false alarm reports ...
|06.01.22||SC||Newberry||Fire alarm ordinance for Newberry County|
6.1.22 - Newberry Observer- Council approved a second reading of an ordinance to adopt a false fire alarm ordinance for Newberry County. This ordinance is to encourage businesses and homeowners to maintain alarm systems properly and provide penalties for violations of the ordinance.
|05.31.22||GA||Lawrenceville||Lawrenceville now assessing fines for excessive false alarms|
5.31.22 – Gwinett Daily Post - That means residents and business owners can now be assessed increasing fines based on how many false alarms they have had.
|05.31.22||IN||Culver||Culver Town Council Reduces Millers Merry Manor's False ...|
5.31.22 - AM1050 - Culver Town Council Reduces Millers Merry Manor's False Alarm Fire ... bill in August of 2021 for $250 for false alarm fire calls on May 13, ...
|05.27.22||WA||Pierce||Wash. county 9-1-1: Use online form to report nonviolent crimes |
5.27.22 - The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) Pierce County residents dialing 911 to report nonviolent property crimes might soon be directed to an online form rather than a Sheriff’s Department deputy.
|05.26.22||CA||Vallejo||Calif. city 9-1-1 may have to stop handling calls at night |
5.26.22 – KRON – San Francisco -The Vallejo, Calif., Police Department is considering halting 9-1-1 dispatching at night due to a severe staff shortage. The department says outsourcing dispatching would worsen emergency response.
|05.25.22||GA||Lawrenceville||Metro city to start fining people for false alarms|
5.25.22 - WSB - Lawrenceville, Ga. - Starting June 1, the city of Lawrenceville will start fining people who live there a fine for excessive false alarms.
|05.20.22||ME||Cumberland County||Maine county seeks ways to streamline dispatching |
5.20.22 - The Cumberland County Regional Communications Center in Maine is considering consolidating radio frequencies and taking other steps to simplify operations as it faces a shortage of dispatchers. The center's call answer times have not been affected by the shortage, although dispatchers are working more overtime.
|05.19.22||NY||Oneida||NY: New program improves communication between alarm ...|
5.19.22 - WKTV - The Oneida County Department of Emergency Services is the seventh emergency center to implement a new program to improve communications ...
|05.19.22||MN||Bloomington, Dakota County and Rice-Steele County||Three Minnesota ECCs Go Live with ASAP-to-PSAP - The ...|
5.19.22 – TMA - Each PSAP went live with Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Guardian Protection, Security Central, Quick Response, Stanley Security ...
|05.16.22||WI||Statewide||Wis. emergency communications head talks NextGen 9-1-1 |
5.16.22 - Wisconsin Public Radio - Erik Viel, director of Wisconsin's Office of Emergency Communications, said Next Generation 9-1-1 will have GPS coordinates for cellphone calls and enhanced call routing to make sure calls go to the correct answering service. Viel said calls will be answered more quickly and the network has automatic rerouting of calls, depending on congestion.
|05.11.22||NC||Asheville||NC: Asheville Police adopt new program aiming to decrease false ...|
5.11.22 - Fox Carolina - The new False Alarm Reduction Program aims to reduce the number of false alarm calls in the city. From 2018 to 2021, APD saw 4,500 false alarms per year, meaning up to 97% of residential and business alarms coming in are actually false. Police say this unnecessarily drains police resources.
|04.27.22||OH||Statewide||OH: Proposed bill could put a stop to charging domestic violence ...|
4.27.22 - WHIO -— Some victims of crimes are finding they owe the city hundreds of dollars after making a call to police. It's a called nuisance ordinance, ...
|04.26.22||CO||Denver||Denver program aims to streamline 911 communications ...|
4.26.22- Denver Gazette - The program is intended to free up call takers to focus on helping people in Denver with emergencies by decreasing calls to 911 for alarm responses, according to the release. The service does not charge any fees, and residences and businesses with alarms are automatically part of the program.
|04.15.22||MA||Medford||New hybrid public safety model to supplement armed police ...|
4.15.22 – Tufts Daily - According to the group's final report, the hybrid model will be coupled with a new “differential response” system. The Department of Public ...
|04.12.22||WY||Casper||Casper Council Talks About Implementing Fines for False Alarm|
4.12.22 – KL2 — The Casper City Council discussed possible changes to the ordinance that would impose up to $500 in fines for businesses or residences that ...
|03.31.22||AR||Little Rock||Smart 911 safety profiles allowing emergency dispatchers to react quicker|
3.31.22 - KATV-TV - Rave Mobile Safety has created a new safety app called Smart 911. The app allows users to create a safety profile giving emergency services instant access to the user's personal information. The 911 dispatchers then use this information to assist in emergency situations.
|03.30.22||IN||Statewide||New 911 text feature lets citizens text emergencies in native language|
3.30.22 - WBND-TV - The Indiana Statewide 911 Board has added a new feature to its Text-to-911 system that lets Hoosiers text 911 in their native language. Now, citizens can text 911 with an emergency and the message will be automatically translated for dispatch.
|03.28.22||NY||South Salem||False Fire Alarms to be More Costly in Lewisboro|
3.28.22 - TAPinto - South Salem, N.Y. – As expected, the Town Board doubled last week what were deemed outdated penalties for sounding false fire alarms.
|03.25.22||NC||Greensboro||About 99 Percent Of Burglar Alarm Calls Are False Alarms|
3.25.22 - rhinotimes.com - Greensboro Police Chief Brian James presented a plan at the annual City Council retreat on Thursday, March 24, to free up a tremendous amount of time for Greensboro police officers. The plan is for the Greensboro Police Department (GPD) to stop responding to burglar alarm calls unless the company confirms that it is not a false alarm.
|03.21.22||ON||Barrie||False alarms drop in Barrie during pandemic|
3.21.22 - BarrieToday.com - Barrie police report there were far fewer false alarms during the second year of the pandemic than in previous years. Meanwhile, there were many more valid calls triggered by private alarm systems across the city.
|03.14.22||NY||Lewisboro||False Fire Alarm Fines Could Grow in Lewisboro|
3.14.22 – TAPinto - “For the first alarm, you do not get fined [in Lewisboro],” the supervisor said. “You get a letter.” A second false alarm within a 12-month period brings a $25 fine. “It's costing us more than that to handle that call,” Goncalves noted. Subsequent fines grow to $50 for a third false alarm and $100 for the fourth.
|03.14.22||OR||Grants Pass||Community members could face fines if their security systems ...|
3.14.22 -KTVL - The Grants Pass Police Department has a new False Alarm Ordinance in place in an effort to keep false alarms from bogging down their service.
|03.11.22||OR||Grants Pass||GPPD starts enforcing new 'false alarm ordinance'|
3.11.22 - KOBI - After responding to a flurry of false alarm calls, the Grants Pass Police Department is enforcing a new rule that could cost you.
|03.02.22||TX||Gatesville||Local police calls rose substantially in 2021 - ...|
3.2.22 - Gatesville Messinger -... the number of service calls for the Gatesville Police Department rose significantly in 2021, with a total of 19272, Gatesville.
|02.24.22||MB||Hanover||Hanover considers issuing fines for false fire alarms|
2.24.22 – Steinbach Online - The RM of Hanover may soon begin to issue fines for false alarms. The Rural Municipality of Hanover is in the process of updating its Fire Prevention Bylaw to include a penalty for false alarms. Fire Chief Paul Wiebe says his department responds to a significant number of false alarms.
|02.15.22||ON||Wellington||Fee for police to respond to false alarms in county rises to $385|
2.15.22 - Wellington Advertiser - The Police Services Board has approved a bylaw increasing the false alarm fees billed to those causing “at fault” false alarms.
|02.10.22||NY||Lock City||NY: False alarm fee may return in the Lock City ...|
2.10.22 – Lockport Union Sun & Journal - “I'm guessing on average we could charge $3,200 a year for the amount of false alarms at that building,” Quagliano said. The fee isn't intended ...
|02.08.22||WY||Casper||WY: With false alarms a 'significant drain of police resources ...|
2.8.22 - Casper, Wyo. ... McPheeters said that there is a concern among police department command level staff regarding establishments that have poorly installed alarm systems that lead to repeated false alarms ...
|02.07.22||PA||Pittsburg||PA: Pittsburgh program will speed up process for obtaining fire ...|
2.7.22 - KDKA - A pilot program with Pittsburgh's Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections will speed up the process for people applying for fire alarm and fire suppression permits. Beginning March 1, applicants will be able to pay an additional fee for an expedited, five-day plan review.
|02.05.22||CA||Napa||Napa City Council approves false fire alarm ordinance|
2.5.22 - Napa Valley Register - A new ordinance that establishes a $546 fine for excessive false or malicious fire alarms was approved by the Napa City Council this week.
|02.02.22||NJ||Bergenfield||Crash Sends Bergenfield Police Officer, Motorist To Hospital|
2.1.22 - Daily Voice - A Bergenfield police officer headed to a reported fire and a motorist were both hospitalized following a crash outside the borough public library, authorities confirmed.
|01.13.22||CA||San Ramon||San Ramon Council passes increased false alarm penalties|
1.13.22 - Danville San Ramon — San Ramon residents and businesses using alarm systems will face increased fees for false alarm penalties in the coming months, ...
|01.07.22||CA||Fairfield||CA: City Alert: Police Dept. to use new process for management of ...|
1.7.22 - Daily Republic - The Fairfield Police Department will begin using a third-party partner, along with an online website for the management of its alarm ...
|01.06.22||MT||Billings||MT: False Alarm Offenders in Billings (Mont.) Will Be Fined|
1.6.22 - The Billings City Council voted to institute a $250 fee for businesses that elicit three or more false alarms in the course of a year.
|01.04.22||TN||Spring Hill||TN: Spring Hill Police seeks solutions for false alarm calls|
1.4.22 - The Daily Herald - Spring Hill Police Department is seeking solutions for false alarm calls, which according to city. Spring Hill Police Department is pursuing ...
|12.28.21||AZ||Phoenix||AZ: Phoenix PD may stop responding to some calls. Here's why.|
12.28.21 - 12News - The Phoenix Police Department is considering not sending officers to respond to certain types of calls.
|12.27.21||ON||Essex||ON: Essex wants security alarms registered to reduce false alarm ...|
12.27.21 - AM800 - The Town of Essex wants all security alarm systems registered to help reduce the number times police need to respond to a false alarm.
|12.20.21||MT||Great Falls||MT: Fines could be levied for excessive false fire alarms in Great ...|
12.20.21 - Great Falls City Commissioners have approved two new ordinances that they hope will help Great Falls Fire Rescue. The first ordinance allows ...
|12.13.21||MT||Billings||MT: Billings finalizes fee for commercial business owners with too ...|
12.13.21 - Commercial property owners will be charged $250 on their third and every subsequent false fire alarm or false police alarm. ... Billings Police Lt. Shawn Mayo said so far in 2021, Billings police have received 3,333 burglar alarm calls, nearly half of the calls were noted by officers to be alarm malfunctions at 1,613.
|12.13.21||CA||Ontario||CA: OPD False Alarm Program- Phoenix Group LLC - City of Ontario|
12.13.21 - City of Ontario - In an effort to reduce false alarms within the City of Ontario, the City has updated its Alarm Ordinance and collaborated with Phoenix Group ...
|12.01.21||GA||Lawrenceville||New year, new fines: Lawrenceville to begin enforcing alarm ...|
12.1.21 – AJC- Residents will pay $25 for their third false alarm and $100 for any subsequent false alarms. Businesses will be fined $50 for their second false alarm, $200 for their third false alarm and $400 for any subsequent false alarms.
|11.19.21||AB||Rimbey||Rimbey RCMP report increase in false alarm occurrences|
11.19.21 - Rimbey Review - Rimbey RCMP say they are experiencing a significant increase in false alarm occurrences recently. They are asking citizens that have an ...
|11.19.21||VA||McLean||TMA’S ASAP Welcomes Its First PSAP/ECC In The State Of Washington|
11.19.21 - McLean, Va. - The Monitoring Association (TMA) went live on Nov. 9, 2021, with its 93rd municipality to join its expanding Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) service network.
|11.17.21||WI||Green Bay||Green Bay launches program to reduce false alarms |
11.17.21 – Fox 11- The False Alarm Reduction program was launched earlier this week in partnership with PM AM Corporation. ... It asks all residences and businesses that have an alarm system to apply for and complete an alarm permit application online.
|11.15.21||OH||Cincinnati||Court nixes Cincinnati's burglar alarm fee, says it could have ...|
11.15.21 – Cincinnati.com - "Instead of promoting the public health and welfare, the assessments, as currently written, may have a chilling effect in that it deters citizens from utilizing alarm systems to protect themselves, their homes, and their property," wrote Judge Marilyn Zayas in a concurring decision.
|11.15.21||VA||RIchmond||Richmond implements registry for home security systems|
11.15.21 - WRIC - The letters notify residents about the City of Richmond Alarm Ordinance requiring owners to register their alarm system.
|11.08.21||ON||South Simcoe||ON: South Simcoe police will bill for false alarms starting in January|
11.8.21 - Barrie Today — Property owners will get one 'freebie' but will then be billed for every false alarm police respond to; Fee being considered is $120.
|10.30.21||CA||Banning||CA: Costs of false alarms in Banning could add up|
10.30.21 - Record Gazette - Wary of more than 1,500 false alarms being tripped around the city each year, Banning's city council approved penalties for entities whose ...
|10.28.21||PA||Philadelphia||Continued shortage of 911 dispatchers raises alarms in ...|
10.28.21 - 6ABC — "It's very scary, it's a life or death situation. 911 should be there when we call," said Georgeanne Huff-Labovitz, who owns Marie Huff's hair ...
|10.07.21||GA||Lawrenceville||Lawrenceville (Ga.) to Hit False Alarm Offenders in the Pocketbook|
10.7.21 – SSI - The city council adopted a less onerous false alarm ordinance passed by other nearby jurisdictions in metro Atlanta, including Sandy Springs.
|10.04.21||FL||Coconut Creek||Florida Police Department Brings Advanced Emergency Response Tech to Business Community|
10.4.21 – SSI - The ALERT system allows for immediate communication with police departments, giving law enforcement real-time access to surveillance cameras, security systems and more.
|9.30.21||RI||Providence||Providence security alarm CryWolf program has customers ...|
9.30.21 - Providence Journal — 'I think it's a scam': Providence's security alarm program has customers seething. The program brought in $20,000 for failure to register or ...
|9.28.21||GA||Lawrenceville||Lawrenceville to fine repeat offenders of false alarm ordinance|
9.28.21 – 11Alive - Lawrenceville, Ga.- Lawrenceville responds to thousands of false alarms with new ordinance, fines for repeat offenders. So far in 2021, Lawrenceville Police report officers have responded to more than 1,000 security alarm calls. Only 2 of the calls weren't false alarms.
|08.26.21||WA||Washington State||Fire Marshals reminding landlords of WA smoke alarm laws|
8.26.21 - Washington State Fire Marshal's Office reminds landlords of the life-saving rules regarding smoke alarms. ... “Approximately 72% of those fatalities occurred in homes without working smoke alarms,” according to a press release by Deputy State Fire Marshal Robert Wittenberg.
|08.24.21||TX||Fort Stockton||FSISD false alarm provides test run|
8.24.21 - Fort Stockton Pioneer - The Fort Stockton Independent School District received insight into how their newly acquired CopSync Alarm program would work this past week. An alarm was set off at a teacher's desk at one of the Fort Stockton ISP campuses on Aug. 20.
|08.16.21||PA||Oakmont||Oakmont officials want false alarms to stop|
8.16.21 - TribLive - Oakmont officials have had enough of false alarms going off and draining police and fire department resources. Council on Aug.
|07.30.21||CA||Menifee||Menifee residents may need to register their burglar alarms ...|
7.30.21 - Press Enterprise - No more false burglar alarms in Menifee. At least, that's what the city police department is hoping for. For several months, officials have been debating an ordinance that would require homeowners and business owners with burglar alarms to register their systems, at no cost, with the Menifee Police Department.
|07.26.21||GA||Gwinnett||Deadline to register security alarm systems in Gwinnett ...|
7.26.21 - AJC - Deadline to register security alarm systems in Gwinnett extended until August 1. Gwinnett is requiring individuals with security alarm ...
|07.16.21||CA||Menifee||Menifee City Council in heated debate on proposed ...|
7.16.21 — Valley News - A very heated discussion on the rise of non-emergency burglar alarms and mandatory burglar alarm registration in the July 7 Menifee City .
|07.13.21||MA||Brookline||Brookline Police Respond To Multiple False Alarms|
7.13.21 – Patch - The department said it would rather get calls that turn out to be nothing than respond in the aftermath of a disaster.
|06.25.21||NC||Asheville||97% of Asheville burglar alarm calls are false; police have ...|
6.25.21 - Asheville Citizen Times. — APD: 97%, or 15,000-plus, burglar alarm calls were false; what police are doing about it. Joel Burgess. Asheville Citizen Times. Asheville ...
|06.25.21||TX||Humble||City of Humble to begin billing insurance companies for ...|
6.25.21 – Community Impact - City of Humble to begin billing insurance companies for emergency response services; charging residents, businesses for multiple false alarms. ... According to City Manager Jason Stuebe, out of a total of 290 fire suppression-related alarms the city's fire department responded to in 2020, 284 were false.
|06.16.21||PA||Erie||Erie City Council members adopt alarm system ordinance for ...|
6.16.21 - Erie City Council members adopt alarm system ordinance for false alarms that have become an issue for firefighters. ... Erie City Council members adopted the alarm system ordinance on a first reading at tonight's meeting. The proposal includes fines up to $300 after the third false alarm for business owners.
|06.15.21||GA||Gwinnett||Gwinnett residents, business owners have until July 1 to ...|
6.15.21 – Gwinnett Daily Post - County officials said residents and business owners must register their security alarms with the police department by July 1, or they will face extra ...
|06.14.21||IN||Fishers||As false alarm calls rise, Indiana police department will start ...|
6.14.21 - Yahoo - As false alarm calls rise, Indiana police department will start fining people for them.
|06.11.21||PA||Erie||Pair of Proposed Ordinances to Address False Alarms, Erie ...|
6.11.21 - Erie News Now - The goal of the ordinance would be to conserve Erie Fire Department resources and to ensure the department receives reimbursement for ...
|06.10.21||GA||Gwinnett County||Gwinnett homeowners, business owners must soon register ...|
6.10.21 - WSB-TV. Gwinnett County, Ga. - Gwinnett County police are looking to curb the amount of false alarm calls ... Crywolf to help cut down on the time officers spend on false alarms. ... Police hope this will give officers more time to handle real crimes.
|06.08.21||ON||North Bay||Police looking to put more responsibility on property owners ...|
6.8.21 - Bay Today - 'Multiple officers could be tied up from a half an hour to 45 minutes ... responsibility on property owners when dealing with false alarm calls.
|06.07.21||PA||Selinsgrove||Troopers Charge Valley Business with False Alarms |
6-7-21 - WKOK - Selinsgrove - State police respond to too may false alarms at an area business . . .Troopers at Selinsgrove were called to Sally Beauty ...
|05.28.21||OR||Corvallis||Corvallis Aims to End False Alarms |
5.28.21 - The Corvallis Advocate - Starting June 1, the City of Corvallis is partnering with CentralSquare False Alarm Solutions to create a ...
|5.22.21||VA||Prince William CO||Prince William County to improve 9-1-1 response times with new system|
5.22.21 - WDVM - The Prince William County Department of Public Safety Communications announced the implementation of the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).
|5.18.21||CA||Chico||City of Chico could start fining Chico State for false fire alarms|
5.18.21 – KRCR - Chico State could face hundreds of dollars in fees if the city changes fines issued for false fire alarms. The Chico City Council will take up the issue at Tuesday's meeting. The council will consider adding an amendment to a city ordinance, allowing the city to charge the university fines for false fire alarms.
|5.17.21||OK||Oklahoma City||Have a permit for your security alarm? Oklahoma City police ...|
5.17.21 - The Oklahoma City Police Department says it does not investigate automatic alarms from security systems that do not have a permit. ... All security alarm systems in Oklahoma City require a permit, which you can buy online.
|05.08.21||MO||Cape Girardeau||Heartland community pushbacks against false alarm ordinance|
5.8.21 - KLVS - The City of Cape Girardeau recently passed a new ordinance, to charge alarm system owners in city limits for a permit, in efforts to limit false ...
|04.27.21||IL||Cape Girardeau||Cape Girardeau working to reduce false alarm calls|
4.27.21 – WSIL - MORE: Businesses, residents could pay fines for false fire alarms in Cape Girardeau. "The biggest cause of us implementing this plan is just the ...
|04.27.21||NE||Omaha||Omaha homeowner receives bill for false alarm|
4.27.21 -WOWT - OMAHA, Neb. Still, Betty received four notices from the city's False Alarm Reduction Program. ... The first was a $25 fee then $45 when she didn't pay on time.
|04.22.21||BC||Chetwynd||Chetwynd offers chance for public input on proposed false alarm bylaw|
4.22.21 – The Mirror - The District of Chetwynd wants to hear from the public about their proposal to fine businesses and residents guilty of frequent false alarms.
|04.15.21||GA||Lawrenceville||False alarm fines on the table in Lawrenceville|
4.15.21 – AJC - Lawrenceville officials are still weighing their options for levying fines against residents or alarm companies for setting off multiple false security….
|04.14.21||GA||Roswell||Roswell approves escalating fines for false alarms|
4.14.21 - AJC - Repeated false alarms in Roswell will now incur a cost. The city will charge alarm system owners escalating fines for repeated false alarms.
|04.13.21||SK||Moose Jaw||Bylaw changes will increase false alarm fees, close unused lane|
4.13.21 - Moose Jaw Today - City council has approved two bylaws related to false alarms and a lane closure but will have to wait until another meeting to approve a third ...
|03.24.21||PA||Meadville||Penalties could soon increase for false alarms to which police ...|
3.22.21 - Moose Jaw Today - If city council approves changes to the alarm response bylaw, the amendments could go into effect as early as April 12.
|03.22.21||SK||Moose Jaw||Penalties could soon increase for false alarms to which police ...|
3.22.21 - Moose Jaw Today - If city council approves changes to the alarm response bylaw, the amendments could go into effect as early as April 12.
|03.11.21||GA||Roswell||Roswell police want annual fee for alarm systems, escalating ...|
3.11.21 - AJC - Alterio and Police Chief James Conroy advised City Council members to approve a new law that would charge users escalating fines for false alarms. Fees would range from $50 for the second false alarm to $300 for the eighth which would suspend responses to emergency calls.
|03.11.21||GA||Columbus||City of Columbus implementing false alarm reduction system|
3.11.21 - WTVM - City of Columbus implementing false alarm reduction system · COLUMBUS, Ga. · In an effort for law enforcement to stay alert on recent crime, they ...
|02.20.21||GA||Tifton||City postpones fire alarm vote |
2.20.21 - Tifton Gazette - TIFTON – Tifton City Council postponed a vote on amending a fire alarm ordinance.
|02.12.21||GA||Lawrenceville||Lawrenceville could issue fines to curb false alarms|
2.12.21 – AJC - Lawrenceville residents and business owners could be fined for accidentally setting off their burglar alarm if a proposed new law is passed. The police department received an average of 2,700 alarm calls each year from 2015 to 2019, according to police officials. ...
|02.09.21||OH||Brunswick||False alarm fines could be going up, Brunswick police chief says|
2.9.21 - Cleveland.com - The draft ordinance, which Ohlin said is being prepared by the city's law department, would increase the fourth occurrence fine to $50 and add a $125 fine for a fifth offense and a $250 fine for a sixth. ...
|02.08.21||PA||Cumberland County||Cumberland County implements new alarm response ...|
2.8.21 – ABC27 - Cumberland County implements new alarm response program to improve 911 response time.
|02.04.21||GA||Tifton||GA: Soon you could expect a fine up to $1000 for false fire alarms ...|
2.4.21 - Fox 31 - Soon you could be issued a fine up to $1000 if you have too many false fire alarm incidents in the city of Tifton. ... A fine of $1000 will be mandated, for those who are repeat offenders.
|02.03.21||OK||Oklahoma City||OK: Alarm permit process has new online option in Oklahoma City ...|
2.3.21 - OKC.gov - Oklahoma City residents and businesses have a new, online option to get or renew an alarm permit. To use the new online option, visit crywolfservices.com/oklahomacityok beginning January 25 to get or renew a permit for your security or fire alarm. Call (833) 281-8738 if you don't have internet access.
|01.29.21||OH||Wheeling||Wheeling Police Department Releases 2020 Crime Statistics ...|
1.29.21 - WTRF - The False Alarm Reduction Program was implemented in October 2016 with the goal to gradually decrease the number of false burglar alarms police were responding to in hopes to ease the burden on the patrol division. In the last year, the number of false alarms the department responded to from the previous year decreased by 20%. In the last four years, the alarm count has steadily declined overall by 36%.
|01.22.21||NY||Plattsburgh||Plattsburgh City Council Sets Fast Pace With Full Agenda ...|
1.22.21 - WAMC - The Plattsburgh Common Council met Thursday evening for its second full meeting under a new mayor and there were some procedural ...
|01.12.21||CA||Riverside||Board Approves Fines for False Alarms in Unincorporated Areas|
1.12.21 - Riverside (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday formally approved imposing fines on Riverside County residents and businesses using ...
|01.11.21||TX||Lampass||Police chief urges Lampasas residents to renew burglar alarm ...|
1.11.21 - Chief of Police Sammy Bailey said the department “appreciates citizens who secure their properties and use burglar alarm systems,” but she asked that residence and business owners renew their burglar-alarm permits as required and take measures to prevent false alarms. …
|01.05.21||NM||Las Cruces||8-Year Anniversary of Las Cruces Alarm Ordinance Shows ...|
1.5.21 - The City of Las Cruces Alarm Systems Ordinance has now been in effect for eight years and has seen a 59 percent decrease in false alarm calls that place an unnecessary burden on first responders and taxpayers.
|12.18.20||ON||Renfrew||Fire Chief guides False Alarm Bylaw through Council ...
12.18.20 - Renfrew Today - False Alarms can not only be a time-consuming process for members of a municipal fire department, Renfrew Fire...
|12.15.20||CA||Riverside||Board to Consider 'False Alarm Ordinance' to Impose Fines on ...
12.15.20 - NBC Los Angeles - Board to Consider 'False Alarm Ordinance' to Impose Fines on Fake Distress Calls. “False alarms consume public safety resources and can ...
|12.14.20||TX||Red Oak||Red Oak Police Dept. Needs Help Identifying Burglary Suspects
12.14.20 – Focus Daily - Red Oak Police Chief Garland Wolf said while indeed his city did have a string of burglaries last week at six local business, other cities
|12.07.20||OH||Mansfield||Mansfield's alarm administrator quits over disagreement with ...
12.7.20 - Mansfield - The city's alarm administrator quit his position Friday after Mayor Tim Theaker pulled legislation from council's docket that would have allowed Mansfield to begin fining security companies for false alarms. ... "There's a lot of really hefty fines in that legislation," he explained.
|12.01.20||AB||Calgary||Bar owner questions why Calgary police didn't respond to ...
12.1.20 – Global news - A Calgary bar owner is questioning why police didn't respond to an attempted break-in early Sunday morning. Kenan Poskovic, the owner of Brickwell Taphouse, said he was woken up just after 4 a.m., by his alarm company calling him to say the sensor at the back door of the bar had been set off.
|12.01.20||VA||Chesterfield||Chesterfield police offering online alarm permit registration
12.1.20- (WWBT) - The Chesterfield County Police Department's alarm registration and false alarm program are now available online. Central Square ...
|11.28.20||NY||Plattsburgh||City's new alarm law to charge for false calls ...
11.28.20 - Press Republican — Plattsburgh — Plattsburgh City's recent "Alarm Systems" law updates will soon charge Lake City businesses and homeowners for false ...
|11.26.20||NM||Española||City Puts off Fire Alarm Penalty Decision ...
11.26.20 – Rio Grande Sun - The Española City Council voted at its Nov. 10 meeting to table an ordinance implementing new fire inspection and false alarm fees. The fees ...
|11.18.20||FL||Panama City||Panama City Beach Florida sets penalties for false alarms
11.18.20 - According to City Manager Tony O'Rourke, residents will receive three warnings before they are issued a $250 citation. Every false alarm after that will cost $500. Commercial and multifamily structures are allowed two warnings before being fined $500 and $1,000 for every false call thereafter.
|11.11.20||OH||Sidney||Council considers raising excessive false fire alarm fees ...
11.11.20 - Sidney Daily News - Sidney - An increase of the Sidney Fire Department's administration fee for excessive false alarms was discussed Monday evening during ...
|11.09.20||FL||Panama City Beach||Florida Panhandle City on Verge of Adopting False Alarm Fines
11.9.20 – SSI - Panama City Beach Police Chief Drew Whitman said education will have to play an important role in helping stem false alarms.
|10.29.20||FL||Panama City Beach||Panama City Beach Florida to possibly issue fines for false ...
10.29.20 – News Herald - Panama City Beach to possibly fine businesses and residents for false alarms. ... To cut down on that problem, the Panama City Beach City Council approved the first of two readings of a new ordinance that would let the city fine businesses and residents whose alarm systems are falsely triggered.
|10.28.20||GA||Brookhaven||City Council wrap-up of the Oct. 27 virtual meeting ...
10.28.20 – Patch - Brookhaven, GA - The Council unanimously approved the amendment of Article 2 of Chapter 11 of the Code of Ordinances (Regulation of Alarm Systems) to make text changes, for false alarms, provide an effective date and other purposes. The Council unanimously approved changes to the civil penalties for false alarms.
|10.26.20||PA||West Deer||West Deer approves $100 fine to combat false alarms ...
10.26.20 - Trib Live - West Deer residents and businesses will now have to pay $100 each time their alarms accidentally go off three or more times per year.
|10.02.20||AB||Ponoka||Town of Ponoka asks residents for help in reducing false ...
10.2.20 - RdnewsNow - In 2019, Town officials say almost half of all emergency fire calls in Ponoka were due to false alarms, which happens when a fire alarm is ...
|10.01.20||SC||Greenville||False alarm calls cost Greenville taxpayers both time, money ...
10.1.20 - Greenville News - Greenville leaders seek solutions to false alarm problem. ... First responders logged 2,142 manhours dealing with false alarms last year at a cost of almost $58,000. Of the thousands of calls from alarm companies that 911 receives annually, 98-99% are false, said Fran Moore, communications administrator.
|09.30.20||RI||Pawtucket||Everyone must register alarms
9.30.20 - Pawtucket – The Valley Breeze- In August, the Pawtucket City Council updated the city charter concerning “alarm responses.
|09.17.20||OH||Streetsboro||Streetsboro places liens on two hotels for unpaid false alarm ...
9.17.20 - Record Courier - Streetsboro is taking steps to recover thousands of dollars in unpaid fines levied against two hotels that have had multiple false fire alarms from customers smoking in their rooms. ... This issue started when the hotels began designating smoking rooms.
|09.16.20||SK||Moose Jaw||Police Commissioners Recommending Changes to Alarm Fees
9.16.20 - Discover Moose Jaw - The Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners is recommending increases to alarm registration, renewal and false alarm fees.
|09.15.20||MD||Annapolis||Annapolis City Council approves legislation for false alarm rules...
9.15.20 - Capital Gazette - Buckley introduced an ordinance that says any property owner or tenant with more than two false alarms in one year is guilty of a municipal infraction and subject to a fine. False alarms are emergency communications such as an alarm system alert that results in a city fire or police department investigation that reveals “no health or safety risk or other actual hazard,” according to City Code
|09.15.20||KS||Leavenworth||City adopts compliance program for fire alarm inspections ...
9.15.20 – Leavenworth Times - The city of Leavenworth has entered into an agreement for a service that is designed to help with keeping inspections of fire safety systems up to date. Leavenworth Fire Chief Gary Birch said there are commercial buildings in the city that are required by code to have fire alarms or other fire safety systems.
|09.02.20||CA||Tehama County||Tehama County sheriff's staff shortage letter causes major stir ...
9.2.20 - Corning Observer - A letter sent by Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt to “friends and supporters” concerning “notification of a significant change to services provided” to the community due to staffing shortages at the sheriff's department, was the catalyst to the county's administration recommending the sheriff meet with them to ...
|09.02.20||GA||Moultrie,||City council gives preliminary approval to tax cut ...
9.2.20 - Moultrie, Observer - Moultrie, Ga. - City council approved all other items on the consent agenda Tuesday night, including a first and second reading of an ordinance to amend the false alarm and alarm system ordinance for the city.
|08.27.20||NM||Magdalena|| Village Board considers Alarm Ordinance
8.27.20 – dchieftain, com - Magdalena - Fines are to be imposed for repeats of a false alarm. Upon a second false alarm within 12 months, the user will be fined $50…
|08.25.20||PA||West Deer||West Deer considers stiffer penalties for false alarms ...
8.25.20 - triblive - West Deer Supervisors are considering imposing harsher fines on people who own or maintain alarm systems that accidentally go off three or more times a year. ... “You could have two false alarms and not receive a fine, but after two false alarms in a year period, you would receive a fine of $100,” Forbes said.
|08.19.20||GA||Jekyll Island||JIA considers false alarm ordinance
8.19.20 - Brunswick News - The board of the Jekyll Island Authority heard a first reading Tuesday of a proposed ordinance regarding false fire and burglary alarms on the ...
|08.12.20||VA||Virginia Beach||New Virginia Beach 911 system allows residents to create safety profile with details needed in an emergency
8.12.20 - The Virginian-Pilot - The Smart911 service, now available in Virginia Beach, allows users to create a safety profile filled with information that could be helpful in an emergency. Users can give the service their home address, describe their vehicles and provide information about any medical conditions, disabilities and allergies.
|08.11.20||PA||Curwensville||Curwensville council adopts false fire alarm ordinance
8.11.20 -The Progress - To help protect public safety, Curwensville Borough Council adopted a false alarm ordinance at Monday’s meeting.
|08.03.20||AZ||Payson||Payson police to bill for false alarms ...
8.3.20 - Payson Roundup - After three warnings, the town will re-implement a service charge for each false alarm. Fees run from $50 to $100. To help avoid fees, on the first false alarm, the PPD requires homeowners with an alarm system to register. “Warnings will be sent to registered users,” said Ron Tischer, Payson's police chief
|07.31.20||CT||New London||New London set to impose fines for false alarms
7.31.20 - News Break - New London — A new ordinance requiring that all alarm systems be registered with the city takes effect Sept. 1. The ordinance, passed by the City Council last ...
|07.31.20||GA||Lawrenceville||Lawrenceville working to cut down on police response to ...
7.31.20 - AJC- All but six of them were false alarms, according to police data, but officers responded to every one. The Lawrenceville City Council could soon pass an ordinance designed to cut down on the number of these false alarms.
|07.15.20||RI||Pawtucket||City increasing fines for false alarms
7.15.20 - The Valley Breeze -The City Council's ordinance subcommittee approved an ordinance change instituting increased financial penalties for false alarms caused by mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation or negligence. False alarms caused by acts of God, including weather events, are exempted.
|07.02.20||GA||Columbus||City of Columbus launches false alarm reduction program
7.2.20 - COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Effective Wednesday, everyone who has a security alarm registered with the City of Columbus will have an account with Central Square Technologies. ... New alarm registrations will have to pay a one-time fee where others do not.
|07.01.20||TX||Kemah||Texas town's entire police department placed ...
7.1.20 - Fox News - All 12 officers in a small Texas town's police department went into self-quarantine after one member tested positive for the coronavirus this ...
|06.30.20||CT||Meriden||Meriden dispatchers union sounds alarm about understaffing ...
6.30.20 - My Record Journal - MERIDEN -The city's emergency dispatchers union is voicing concerns about “chronic understaffing” at Meriden's dispatch center, which it says has required dispatchers to work “72- to 88-hour workweeks with no breaks or time off for rest.” ... “Short staffing puts dispatchers and the community we serve at risk.
|05.21.20||IL||East Dundee||East Dundee updates alarm permit costs, adds renewal ...
5.21.20 – Daily Herald - The updated ordinance, approved Monday by the village board, sets a flat rate of $15 for a new alarm permit, plus a $10 renewal fee every two years. The village is developing a submission form that will allow alarm systems to be registered and renewed online
|05.07.20||MO||Chillicothe||CFD responds to alarm, encourages use of knox boxes ...
5.7.20 - Chillicothe News - At 2:21 a.m., the morning of May 7, the Chillicothe Fire Department (CFD) received a call from dispatch of an automatic fire alarm at Ricks ...
|05.03.20||AR||Highfill||AR: Council provides for virtual meetings, adjusts sewer rates
5.3.20 - Arkansas Democrat Gazette - Highfill -- City Council members adopted ordinances on April 14 allowing for online attendance at meetings, raising sewer rates, changing a street name, and allowing for false-alarm penalties to be imposed against those with repeat false alarms.
|04.25.20||IL||Chicago||Smoke detector ordinance stalls in City Council
4.25.20 - Chicago Sun Times - The proposal would give Chicago's oldest residential buildings until Jan. 1, 2023 to install smoke detectors with 10-year batteries ran into a ...
|04.22.20||CA||Sacramento||Sacramento police create online registry for business owners ...
4.22.20 - Sacramento Bee- The Sacramento Police Department announced a new business registry Tuesday in wake of uptick in business burglaries during the ...
|04.15.20||KY||Louisville||LMPD responding to burglary alarms again after revising in ...
4.15.20 - Wave 3 - LMPD responding to burglary alarms again after revising in-person service responses. Louisville Metro Police will once again respond to ...
|04.14.02||OH||Hillsboro||OH: Hillsboro city council approves bond ordinances, alarm ...
4.14.20 - Highland County Press - During a rare afternoon meeting, Hillsboro city council voted Monday to move forward with plans for bonds to pay off loans from 2005, updated the city’s code of ordinances on alarm systems
|04.04.20||AZ||Phoenix||Phoenix PD Public Records And Services Unit Closed ...
4.4.20 - Patch - The Phoenix Police Department continues to receive regular updates on the COVID-19 health situation. We are working with our City Manager ...
|03.31.20||CA||Eureka||EPD Suspends False Security Alarm Billing - Lost Coast Outpost
3.31.20 - Lost Coast Outpost - The Eureka Police Department is suspending false alarm billing for the month of March and April in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Public ...
|03.04.20||NY||Norwich||Norwich Fire Department Proposes False Fire Alarm Ordinance
3.4.20 - Evening Sun - Norwich – At the City of Norwich Joint Meeting, Fire Chief Jan Papelino proposed a False Fire Alarm Ordinance. According to Papelino ...
|03.03.20||NE||Omaha||False burglar alarms would cost businesses, homeowners up ...
2.3.20 - Omaha.com - Under the proposed county ordinance, the first false intrusion alarm within a year would be free — but a second or third would cost the business or homeowner $100. The fee would jump to $250 for a fourth false alarm and any other one after that.
|03.03.20||NJ||Moorestown||Council Considers Fire Fee, Alarm Changes In Moorestown ...
3.3.20 – Patch - Moorestown, NJ - For the first time in more than 10 years, the annual inspection fees for fire safety uses is set to increase in Moorestown. ... Council also approved a proposed ordinance on introduction to amend township code covering fire alarms. Those changes can be seen in the proposal listed on the township's website.
|03.02.20||MD||Baltimore Co||Baltimore County Council approves private security camera ...
3.2.20 - Baltimore Sun - Baltimore County Council on Monday night unanimously voted for a ... security camera registry aimed at giving police more crime footage.
|03.02.20||WA||Kitsap||Sheriff's office hopes changes will cut down on false alarm ...
3.2.20 – Kitsap Sun - In 2018, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office responded to 3,364 calls for alarm activations, and 98.81% of the calls were false alarms. In 2017, over 99% of calls were false alarms.
|02.28.20||VA||Charlotteville||VA: Charlottesville Police adds another way to register security alarm systems
2.28.20 - CBS19 - The Charlottesville Police Department has another way for Charlottesville residents and business owners to register their security alarm system. Residents and business owners can fill out a form online to register their alarm system.
|02.26.20||GA||Cartersville||GA: Cartersville May Require Homes, Businesses To Register ...
2.26.20 - Patch - Cartersville, GA — The Cartersville Police Department is reminding the public ...
|02.25.20||CA||Grover Beach||CA: Grover tackles 'false alarms'
2.25.20 - News Break - Grover Beach residents with residential and commercial alarm systems ... police time spent responding to false alarms—those pesky incidents ...
|02.24.20||ME||Portland||ME: Alarm system and ordinance updates - Portland Press Herald
2.24.20 - Press Herald - He said that the proposed ordinance, which Councilor Jean-Marie Caterina said the ordinance committee had vetted on Jan. 23, would combine the two alarm ordinances and provides the necessary language to accommodate for the new system. ... He added that this cost is less expensive than other third-party monitoring systems.
|02.24.20||ON||Sudbury||ON: Use of resources: Police responding to thousands of alarm ...
2.24.20 – Sudbury.com - GSPS reviewing false alarm response system after review shows 97% ... Police responding to thousands of alarm calls that turn out to be false.
|02.23.20||GA||Cartersville||Cartersville City Council mulling food truck, security alarm ...
2.23.20 - Daily Tribune - Cartersville City Council mulling food truck, security alarm ordinances. The Cartersville City Council heard the first readings of two proposed ordinances at Thursday evening's meeting — one that would create tighter restrictions on food truck businesses and another …
|02.18.20||AZ||Paradise Valley||Paradise Valley upgrades legacy alarm program adding next ...
2.18.20 - Independent - Paradise Valley Police Chief Peter Wingert has introduced an option for the local alarm system to enter the 21st Century, as just over 300 households subscribe to the offering.
|02.14.20||ON||Saugeen Shores||False alarms – a growing issue in Saugeen Shores ...
2.14.20 - The 61 false alarms last year were “stressing” to firefighters, Eagleson said, because they are preventable, if property owners would regularly check their smoke alarms and CO detectors.
|02.07.20||NE||Douglas County||NE: '99% are false alarms:' DCSO wants to adopt alarm registry ...
2.7.20 - KETV - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office plans to ask the county board to ... are false alarms:' DCSO wants to adopt alarm registry; would cost home/ ...
|02.01.20||NE||Sarpy County||Sarpy County to fine homeowners after five false-alarm ...
2.1.20 - WOWT - Homeowners or business owners will be hit with a $50 fine for every false alarm starting with the sixth false alarm. The fine goes from $50 to $100 on the 11th false-alarm call.
|01.30.20||MD||Baltimore||Baltimore considering rebate program for private security cameras
1.30.20 - SIW - City wants to incentivize more residents to buy surveillance systems and partner with police to share footage
|01.28.20||TN||Nashville||New technology will help improve dispatch response
1.28.20 - WSMV- Emergency dispatchers in Nashville could respond to emergencies even faster soon, thanks to some new technology. Last week officials set up “automated secure alarm protocol” at the 911 call center. It’s connected to home security system companies, so when an alarm is triggered at ...
|01.27.20||CA||Beaumont||False Alarms In Beaumont Prompt Police Advisory
1.27.20 - News Break - Beaumont, CA - According to the Beaumont Police Department, its officers respond to thousands of alarms going off every year at homes and businesses ...
|01.24.20||ME||Scarborough||Emergency dispatchers dealing with many mistake 911 calls
1.24.20 - WMTW - Dispatchers deal with accidental 911 calls. ... Scarborough, Maine — ... Dispatchers say if you accidentally make a 911 call, the most ...
|01.22.20||GA||Johns Creek||JCPD launches D.I.Y. Alarm Line, Non ... - Johns Creek
1.22.20 - The Johns Creek Police Department launched two new phone ... a direct phone number for you to speak to a dispatcher and report the incident.
|01.22.20||MD||Baltimore County||Baltimore County Council passes amended bill to require ...
1.22.20 - The Baltimore County Council approved legislation Tuesday night to require more security at gun shops and gun shows. ... The bill, known as the Secure All Firearms Effectively, or SAFE, Act would create a new license for firearm stores and temporary gun shows in the county.
|01.10.20||GA||Columbus||City Council approves ordinance to penalize for false alarms ...
1.10.20 - WRBL - Columbus, Ga – The City of Columbus has approved a proposal to do something about the huge volume of false alarm emergency ...
|12.27.19||TN||Memphis||False alarms fees for Memphis residences, businesses in 2020
12.27.19 - Commercial Appeal - The rules for false alarms in Memphis are changing Jan. 1. ... property owners in Memphis will face fines if they have more than one false alarm in a ... system, here's what you need to know before the new changes take effect: ...
|12.24.19||TN||Rutherford||9-11 Callers Can Video and chat With Dispatchers Now ...
12.24.19 - Rutherford Source - Callers using smart phones to dial 911 can video emergency scenes and chat with dispatchers with an enhancement to the Emergency 911 system, the first in Tennessee, said Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh. The Carbyne c-Lite software will pinpoint the exact location of the
12.19.19 - KGBT - The city of Pharr is going high-tech to keep their citizens informed. The app, called Pharr 311, offers the ability for residents to make requests, ..
|12.19.19||TX||Tyler||TX: Smith County Changes Alarm Coordinator Role
12.19.19- Tyler Telegraph - The Commissioners Court approved changes to the alarm coordinator position during Tuesday’s meeting, to allow it to transition into a role focused on outreach rather than collecting payments.
|12.15.19||CA||Santa Clara||Changes Proposed to Residential and Business Alarm Permit ...
12.15.19 - svoice.com - Changes Proposed to Residential and Business Alarm Permit Program. Ability to track registered and unregistered alarm systems. Secure online access to account. Ability to pay online via credit card. Automatically generate notices and send invoices.
|12.13.19||ON||Brant||False alarm fee schedule set to rise in Brant
12.13.19 - Brantford Expositor.ca - The fees for false alarms in Brant County are set to go up.The county's corporate development committee on Monday gave unanimous support ...
|12.10.19||TX||Texarkana||Dallas firm to manage Texas-side alarm permits, fees
12.10.19 - Texarkana Gazette- The city charges $100 a year for a commercial fire alarm permit, $35 per residential burglar alarm permit and $75 per commercial burglar alarm permit.
|12.07.19||AZ||Phoenix||False alarms cost Phoenix more than just money | Your Valley
12.7.19 - Daily Independent - False alarms in Phoenix come at a hefty price for city officials, business owners and residents alike. False alarms from businesses and ...
|12.07.19||TX||Texarkana||Council to consider outsourcing alarm permit administration
12.7.19- Texarkana, Gazette -Texarkana, Texas - A light agenda for Monday's meeting of the City Council features a vote on outsourcing administration of the city's alarm ...
|12.04.19||FL||Palm Beach||PBSO reminds residents to alert alarm company of your permit ...
12.4.19 - WFLX - If you have any questions, call the Alarm Unit 561-688-3695 or visit the PBSO alarm unit website. Keep your homes secure this holiday season. Make sure your alarm company has your 6-digit permit number, as it is required for police response to an alarm call.
|12.02.19||AZ||Tuscon||Changes in Tucson's dispatch system reduce wait times for ...
12.2.19 - Tucson.com - Since Tucson combined its police and fire communications centers in 2018, hold times for 911 calls to police have been cut by three-fourths.
|12.02.19||TN||Memphis||Memphis updates rules on security system false alarms - The ...
12.2.19 - Daily Memphian - Robert Thomas stands in front the Memphis Police Department Airways station shorty after checking on a nearby business' overactive alarm system Nov. 26. Next year, the city of Memphis is will be charging fees for excessive false alarms. ...
|11.26.19||CA||Elk Grove||Elk Grove (Calif.) Police Leverage New Video Wall to Fight Crime
11.26.19 - RGB Spectrum’s Galileo processor powers new video wall to improve situational awareness, threat assessment and resource response.
|11.26.19||GA||South Fulton||City of South Fulton (Ga.) to Enforce False Alarm Ordinance in New Year
11.26.19 - SSI - The city council has voted to approve an ordinance that penalizes home and business owners for repeated nuisance alarms.
|11.24.19||SD||Aberdeen||City ordinance aims to reduce fire department false alarm calls ...
11.24.19 - Aberdeen News - City officials will discuss the first reading of a city ordinance to address repeat false alarm fire calls. The ordinance, drafted by Aberdeen Fire ...
|11.19.19||GA||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs City Council approves to charge additional ...
11.19.19 - Reporter - Sandy Springs City Council approves to charge additional fines for non-verified alarm calls.
|11.19.19||TN||Memphis||New rules and fees to come to home, business alarm system ...
11.19.19 - WMC - New rules and fees to come to home, business alarm system owners. ... Starting in January, it will cost $30 to register your home alarm with the Metro Alarm Office, $60 to get a new permit for a commercial business, $10 to renew a home alarm permit and $25 to renew the business permit.
|11.08.19||GS||Columbus||Columbus residents could be fined for false alarm calls made ...
11.8.19 -WTVM - Columbus residents could be fined for false alarm calls made to first ... (WTVM) - Higher penalties may be put into place for residents in .
|11.07.19||NE||Doane||False alarms, fire department still dispatched ...
11.7.19 - Doane Line - The most reported crime from the Doane Safety public crime report from the beginning of the school year to Oct. 27, are false fire alarms.
|11.04.19||GS||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs Police: Alarm calls are down 32% since the ...
11.4.19 - Northside Neighbor - Sandy Springs Police: Alarm calls are down 32% since the true verification ordinance was enacted ... In the 4½ months since the city of Sandy Springs' amended false alarm ordinance took effect, the burden false alarm calls have placed on ... Some suspects have been corralled thanks to true verification.
|11..05.19||GA||Columbus||CPD and fire dept. propose fines for false alarms
11.5.19 - WTVM - Columbus Fire and EMS says they're hoping to create a new way to handle the thousands of false alarm calls that puts their departments at a ...
|10.27.19||BC||Tofino||False alarms draining resources from Tofino Volunteer Fire ...
10.27.19 - bclocalnews.com - Sending volunteer firefighters racing towards an emergency that doesn’t exist is draining Tofino’s resources and could now drain the wallets of those causing false alarms.
|10.21.19||AZ||Phoenix||Are false home alarms a necessary precaution or a huge waste of time and money for police?
10.21.19 – 12 News - The Phoenix Police Department responded to 48,256 alarm calls in fiscal year 2018-2019, but only 986 resulted in the determination of a crime.
|10.15.19||SC||Horry County||Repeat false alarm offenders could soon face serious fines in ...
10.15.19 - Horry County, SC (WMBF) - If you have a security system you could be facing a pretty serious fine if you have an excessive amount of false ...
|10.14.19||AZ||Phoenix||Phoenix Police Spend Thousands Of Hours On False Alarms
10.14.19 - KJZZ - Of those, 986 involved a crime. The Phoenix Police Department's website says false alarms result in thousands of wasted hours annually
|10.11.19||CA||Eureka||Eureka Police respond to 28% more incidents during power ...
10.11.19 - KRCRTV - Eureka Police respond to 28% more incidents during power outage. ... In actuality, during the 24-hour period of the power shutdown, there was an increase of false alarms, police said.
|10.11.19||SC||Gaffney||Fire chief wants fines for false alarm calls
10.11.19 - Gaffney Ledger - Safety often ranks near the top of a person’s wish list when it comes to buying or renting a home. Security systems can become a popular safety measure to alert firefighters and police when there is an intruder or fire in a home or business. However, the alarm that’s meant to give an owner peace of mind could end up […]
|10.07.19||FL||Charlotte County||Charlotte County Sheriffs implements Automated Secure ...
10.7.19 - WFTX Digital Team - Charlotte County, FL - Charlotte County wants to improve accuracy and speed when it comes to emergency responses.
|10.07.19||WA||Kenmore||Kenmore updates outdated false alarm code ...
10.7.19 - Bothell/Kenmore Reporter - The Kenmore City Council recently approved an ordinance that updates how police respond to false alarms. The ordinance amends the section ...
|09.25.19||ON||Norfolk County||Alarm bylaw changes expected by year-end
9.25.19 - Simcoe Reformer - Alarm bylaw changes expected by year-end. Fines could be shifted to monitoring companies...
|09.21.19||OK||Tulsa||Unregistered alarm keeps security company from reporting ...
9.21.19 - FOX23 - Stan Hieger said he and his family got a call from his security system company to notify them of a triggered alarm while they were out of state. He said they told him they couldn't call the police because the alarm system was not registered with the city.
|09.19.19||NC||Robeson County||Sheriff's proposal on false alarms both lenient, and necessary ...
9.19.19 - The.Robesonian.com - Sheriff Burnis Wilkins is working on a proposal to take to the county commissioners for their approval that would make it costly for homeowners ...
|09.16.19||GA||Sandy Springs||Police in Sandy Springs Claim Early Success With Alarm ...
9.16.19 -SSI - Rodney Bosch Jump to Comments. Police in Sandy Springs Claim Early Success With Alarm Verification Law. According to SIAC, the 11th ...
|09.13.19||GA||Sandy Springs||GA: 911 false alarm calls decline in Sandy Springs ...
9.13.19 - CBS 46 - Sandy Springs, Ga. – Sandy Springs Police said their new verification ordinance
|09.12.19||ON||Waterloo||ON: Regional Police losing almost $500,000 to false alarms ...
9.12.19 - Kitchener Today - Almost half a million dollars was lost in 2018 to false alarms. That's according to Regional Police who received 5,060 alarm calls, only three per ...
|09.12.19||ON||Waterloo||ON: Waterloo Region police to implement new false alarm ...
9.12.19 - The Record - Looking to reduce the number of “false alarms” in Waterloo Region, police will adopt a Verified Alarm Response System (VARP) to start the ...
|09.10.19||GA||Kennesaw||GA: Kennesaw police registering private security cameras and ...
9.10.19 - Marietta Daily Journal - “Kennesaw Community Watch allows our citizens and businesses free registration for camera and security alarm systems with the police ...
|09.10.19||GA||Kennesaw||GA: New program, ASAP, speeds up emergency response time
9.10.19 - WJXG - Augusta, GA - New program, ASAP, speeds up emergency response time ... - You might start noticing faster response times from first responders. ... transmit alarm signals directly into the system at the 911 call center.
|09.06.19||FL||Cape Coral||FL: False alarm fine stuns Cape Coral new homeowner. Now, here's what ...
9.6.19 - Wink news - False alarm fine stuns Cape Coral new homeowner. Now, here's what she owes....
|09.05.19||AL||Huntsville||AL: Huntsville Fire and Rescue starts new safety measure to ...
9.5.19 - WAAY - Huntsville Fire and Rescue now has new technology to protect your place of business in an emergency. If you're a new business owner, you'll ...
|09.05.19||DE||Milford||DE: Council Revisits Business Licenses
9.5.19 - Milford Live - by Terry Rogers. On August 26, Milford City Council authorized City Planner Rob Pierce to develop an ordinance that would require business ...
|09.05.19||GA||Augusta||GA: System to improve alarm response times launched at Augusta 911 ...
9.5.19 - Augusta Chronicle - A system designed to improve emergency call processing and response times was launched at the Augusta 911 Center Tuesday.
|09.04.19||AB||Drumheller||AB: RCMP Policy Change Reviewed at Council ...
9.4.19 - drumhelleronline.com - Drumheller Town Council revisited a change to the RCMP's Alarm Policy on Tuesday, September 3. The policy was changed in August of 2018 ...
|08.30.19||IL||Beloit||IL: Ordinance changes eyed for inspections
8.30.19 - Beloit Daily News - BELOIT - The Beloit City Council could consider five possible city ordinance changes at Tuesday's regular meet.
|08.29.19||CA||Lodi||CA:: Lodi Police to Start Fining 911 Callers for False Alarms
8.29.19 - FOX40 - LODI -- Lodi police say they have been responding to too many false alarm calls from homeowners and businesses. “We have a lot of ...
|08.27.19||CA||San Rafael||CA: False alarm ordinance under consideration in San Rafael, Calif.
8.27.19 – SIW - City would begin issuing fines with the very first false call under current proposal
|08.24.19||CA||San Rafael||San Rafael plans fines for accidental burglar alarms
824.19 - Marin Independent Journal - San Rafael is on the verge of adopting a new policy for burglar alarms that will increase fines charged to home and business owners when ...
|08.22.19||GA||Sandy Springs||Verification rule cuts down on false calls in Sandy Springs - Story ...
8.22.19 - Fox Atlanta - Officials in Sandy Springs said a new ordinance designed to cut down on false alarm calls has already had an impact in just its first 60 days.
|08.14.19||CT||Darien||Fees for false fire alarms may rise - Darien Times
8.14.19 - Darien Times - Due to the many reported false fire alarms in town, the Darien Board of Selectmen is considering readjusting its fire alarm fee schedule.
|08.14.19||LA||Madisonville||Madisonville to consider ordinances on false fire alarms, new time for ...
8.14.19 - nola.com - The Madisonville Town Council introduced several new ordinances for public ... the starting time of council meetings up an hour, from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meeting ... Fines would be imposed if more than three false alarms are ...
|08.13.19||WA||Redmond||Security system false alarms dropping in Redmond, Bend;
8.13.19 - Security system false alarms are, from a police perspective, an annoying waste of resources that leave the community less safe. Rules passed ...
|08.08.19||NY||Amherst||Avoidable police alarms would bring higher fines in Amherst – The ...
8.8.19 - Buffalo News - Amherst plans to increase the fines it charges residential and commercial property owners for avoidable alarms that require police response, ...
|08.08.19||ON||Hamilton||Hamilton cops to require proof of threat before sending officers to ...
8.8.19 - CBC - Hamilton cops to require proof of threat before sending officers to burglary alarms. Hamilton police will only respond to alarm calls if security companies can verify the danger.
|08.01.19||SK||Regina||Alarm calls for service down 32 per cent since response policy changes: Regina police
8.1.19 - Regina Leader-Post - "If they're not going to an alarm, which 99.4 per cent of the time is false then it frees them up to get to other calls quicker."
|07.28.19||MN||Minneapolis||In Minneapolis, 911 nonresponses underscore needs for more cops, advocates say
7.28.19 - Star Tribune - By the time the call was canceled, at 3:42 p.m., it had been pending for more than 43 minutes.
|07.24.19||OH||Lorain||False Alarm Ordinance Notice | Lorain Police Department
7.24.19 - Important Notice Regarding the Alarm Ordinance Program for The City of Lorain. In order to reduce the number of false alarms and ...
|07.14.19||OH||Portage||False alarms take up valuable police time
7.14.19 - Record-Courier- If you have a security system in your home, you've likely set it off accidentally at least once ... maybe even multiple times. If so, you're not alone. False alarms ...
|07.12.19||TX||Fort Worth||Confusion Costs Fort Worth Couple Thousands Of Dollars In False ...
7.12.19 - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth- (CBSDFW.COM) - Confusion cost a Fort Worth couple thousands of dollars in false alarm fees, but the Ones For Justice found it wasn't entirely ...
|07.11.19||IL||Chicago||Landlord Shocked To Find He Was Charged For Police Responses To ...
7.11.19 - CBS Chicago- Accidentally setting off your home alarms seems like no big deal, but it could cost thousands of dollars like it did for one landlord in Matteson ...
|07.06.19||CA||Ukiah||Ukiah police offer false alarm prevention tips
7.6.19 - Ukiah Daily Journal- What is a false alarm? The activation of an alarm system through mechanical failure, accident, malfunction, misuse, improper activation or negligence.
|07.02.19||IL||Moline||City of Moline City Council met June 25
7.2.19 - Rock Island Today- response to false alarms by its police and fire personnel impacts their resources and may put residents at greater risk. The City Council therefore finds that it is in ...
|06.27.19||ON||Regina||New Regina false fire alarms policy takes effect Canada Day
6.27.19 - Regina Leader-Post- Starting July 1, Regina Fire and Protective Services will charge property owners a fee for responding to a false alarm. City council approved an updated fire ...
|06.26.19||NY||Patchogue||Patchogue Restaurant Owner Seeks Class Action Status In False ...
6.26.19 - WSHU- Its operator alleges that Suffolk County issued $1,400 in fines because of four false alarms triggered by construction work. The county then sued the restaurant in ...
|06.25.19||CT||Fairfield||False Alarm Fines to Increase July 1 in Fairfield, Conn.
6.25.19 - Security Sales & Integration- Fairfield, Conn. — The police department here took to Twitter in announcing an increase in false alarm fines with a goal to stanch the number of dispatches to ...
|06.25.19||NY||Patchogue||Patchogue restaurant operator sues Suffolk County over false alarm fees
6.25.19 - Newsday- A Patchogue business has filed a federal lawsuit against Suffolk County over its fees for false alarms, claiming they are unconstitutional and excessive.
|06.21.19||CT||Fairfield||Fines for false alarms to see increase in Fairfield
6.21.19 - Fairfield Citizen- Fairfield - In an effort to decrease the amount of false alarms police respond to — which the department estimated costs taxpayers more than $80,000 yearly.
|06.19.19||GA||Sandy Springs||GA: Sandy Springs' new alarm ordinance sees first day
6.19.19 - Atlanta Journal Constitution- The city is now, according to experts, the only one in Georgia whose police will not respond to home and business burglar alarms without video, audio or ...
|06.19.19||GA||Sandy Springs||5 Things to Know: Sandy Springs' false alarm law starts today
6.19.19 - Atlanta Journal Constitution- After eight years trying, tweaking and traveling, it's time to test the city's new guidelines, which include steep fines on alarm companies for repeated false alarms.
|06.13.19||MN||CenturyLink faces more scrutiny from Minnesota regulators after 911 ...
6.13.19 - Minneapolis Star Tribune- The report said that no automatic alarms about the outage were sent to Minnesota's emergency call centers, which weren't formally notified of the dropped 911 ...
|06.12.19||GS||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs, alarm companies, customers bracing for false alarm ...
6.12.19 - MDJOnline.com- The city of Sandy Springs' latest amendment to its false alarm ordinance will go into effect June 19. Despite the city giving alarm companies a year to adjust to ...
|06.11.19||CT||New London||New London, Conn., Will Begin Fining False Alarm Offenders
6.11.19 - Security Sales & Integration- New London, CT - Under a new ordinance approved by the City Council here fines of up to $250 for false alarms will be imposed in an effort to curb a ...
|06.11.19||GA||Columbus||Columbus Police Department see an increase in false alarm calls
6.11.19 - WRBL- Columbus, GA - The Columbus police department says over the last couple of years there has been a large amount of false alarm calls made putting a ...
|06.10.19||US||TMA Onboards 3 More Jurisdictions to ASAP-to-PSAP Service
6.10.19 - Security Sales & Integration- “We have only been 'live' with the product for five days and out of 95 alarm calls, 15% came in through ASAP freeing up approximately 45 minutes of our ...
|06.08.19||AL||Huntsville||AL: Alabama updating 911 system with newer technology
6.8.19 - WAAY- ... 911 with operators being able to text back and newer technology like personal health monitors, crash data in cars and home alarm systems that can send data ...
|06.07.19||CT||New London||CT: New London to impose fines for false alarms that call for police response
6.7.19 - theday.com- New London – The City Council has approved an ordinance that will impose fines of up to $250 for false alarms that police say are happening much too ...
|06.07.19||VA||Vienna||The Monitoring Association onboards its 50th, 51st, and 52nd PSAP
6.7.19 - SecurityInfoWatch- "We have only been “live” with the product for 5 days and out of 95 alarm calls, 15% came in through ASAP freeing up approximately 45 minutes of our ...
|06.03.19||WA||Everett||WA: False Alarm Fines in Everett, Wash., Will Be Sent to Alarm Companies
6.3.19 - A new ordinance leaves it up to security dealers to pass fines to the alarm owners, plus companies will also be charged an annual license fee.
|05.9.19||GA||Sandy Springs||Alarm companies to address new Sandy Springs law confusion
5.9.19 - Atlanta Journal Constitution- Sandy Springs has announced an event that brings together homeowners and alarm companies to discuss a new city law coming soon that aims to reduce false
|05.9.19||WA||Renton||Renton requires registration for all alarm systems
5.9.19 - Renton Reporter- All homes and businesses in Renton city limits are now required to register their monitored alarm systems with the city and pay a one-time $25 registration fee.
|05.6.19||NY||Syracuse||False Fire Alarms...Real Issues
5.6.19 - CNYcentral.com- The Syracuse Fire Dept. responds to a number of “False Alarms” each week and that costs money and resources. However, as NBC3 found out, further ...
|05.3.19||AZ||Paradise Valley||Town Council discusses future of alarm monitoring, false alarms
5.3.19 - Paradise Valley Independent- In regards to the alarm monitoring service, Police Chief Peter Wingert asked the council for direction on three topics: continuing the service, adding more ...
|05.3.19||GA||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs police, officials defend security alarm verification
5.3.19 - Reporter Newspapers- Sandy Springs police and elected officials defended the upcoming burglar alarm verification requirement at a May 1 public meeting where residents expressed ..
|05.10.19||WA||Renton||Police in Renton, Wash., Hope to Fight False Alarms With New Rules
5.10.19 - Security Sales & Integration- Renton, Wash. - Newly implemented rules here mandate that owners of residential and commercial alarms are now required to register their monitored ...
|04.27.19||CA||Oakley||Update: Oakley City Council Approves Alarm Ordinance, Increased ...
4.27.19 - EastCountyToday - On Tuesday, the Oakley City Council unanimously approved an Alarm Ordinance Modification which they hope will cut down on the amount of ...
|04.26.19||VA||Roanoke||Many Roanoke city home, business alarms now go directly to 911 center
4.26.19 - WFIR News Talk Radio- If you have a home or business monitoring alarm system in Roanoke City, there is a good chance any emergency alarm now goes directly to the city's 911 center ...
|04.25.19||NJ||Red Bank||Red Bank Council Appoints Members to the RBRA & Seeks Energy ...
4.25.19 - TAPinto.net- Got an alarm system that gives off false alarms? First two will get you a warning, the third false alarm will cost you $250 and $500 for all subsequent false alarms.
|04.24.19||VA||Roanoke||Roanoke City 911 launches new alarm system for better, faster ...
4.24.19 - WSLS 10- Roanoke, Va. - If there's an emergency, a new alarm system will help Roanoke city first responders get to your home faster. It's called the Automated Secure ...
|04.23.19||RI||Providence||Providence (RI) Ordinance Takes Aim at Reducing False Alarms
4.23.19 - Security Sales & Integration- Providence, R.I. — The police department here has implemented a new false alarm ordinance that requires residential and commercial alarm systems to be ...
|04.23.19||TN||Bradley County||Bradley County, Tenn., Becomes 50th Jurisdiction to Adopt ASAP-to ...
4.23.19 - Security Sales & Integration- Bradley County, Tenn., has become the 50th public safety answering point (PSAP) in the nation to go live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).
|04.13.19||FL||Gainesville||Letters to the editor for April 13, 2019
4.13.19 - Gainesville Sun- The check was to be made out to the False Alarm Reduction Unit. I have not had any triggering of my alarm system in almost five years. Apparently their mission ...
|04.13.19||NY||Riverhead||Town hires outside law firm to help collect money from Luminati
4.13.19 - Riverhead News Review- The Riverhead Town Board Thursday voted to hire an outside law firm to help the town collect unpaid runway use agreement fees and unpaid false alarm fees ...
|04.12.19||TX||Brazoport||OUR VIEWPOINT: False-alarm fines are necessary
4.12.19 - Brazosport Facts- The regular police presence at some homes or businesses in Clute isn't caused by routine crimes or nervous neighbors. It's because an alarm has alerted ...
|04.10.19||OK||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma City police propose ordinance to curb false alarm calls
4.10.19 - kfor.com- Oklahoma City - When an alarm goes off police are right there to help, but many times it turns out to be a false call. "We are sending our officers or our fire ...
|04.09.19||OK||Oklahoma City|| OKC Council looking at ways to reduce false alarms – The Journal ...
4.9.19 - https://journalrecord.com - A proposed city ordinance would put a limit on the number of times Oklahoma City police officers respond to false break-in alarms, while a ... The change is needed because “cry wolf” calls cost personnel time that could better ...
|04.07.19||ME||Woolrich||Ordinance would let Woolwich recoup some emergency costs
Wiscasset Newspaper- At the May 4 annual town meeting, Woolwich will consider ordinances allowing the fire department to bill for some emergency calls and false alarms. One of the ...
|04.01.19||GA||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs prepares alarm companies, residents for verification ...
4.1.19 - Reporter Newspapers- The city's new alarm ordinance shifted fines for repeated false alarms to the security companies who service the alarm systems, rather than residents and ...
|03.27.19||ME||Alna||Alna Voters OK False Alarm Ordinance
3.27.19 - The Lincoln County News- Lincoln County Sheriff Todd Brackett talks to Alna voters about the purpose of a false alarm ordinance during annual town meeting at the fire station Saturday, ...
|03.20.19||TX||Victoria||Victoria council OKs purchase of generator for water treatment plant
3.20.19 - Victoria Advocate- The council also gave final approval to amend city code as it relates to automatic alarm systems. The changes will require all alarm systems to be registered and ...
|03.19.19||MS||Oxford||Oxford police connect neighbors to curb crime
3.19.19 - WTVA- Oxford, Miss. - Oxford police hope to connect residents with a new technology system to curb crime in the city. Neighbors by Ring is an alarm system ...
|03.18.19||TX||El Paso||El Paso Fire Department targets deaf community with new alarm system
3.18.19 - cbs4local.com- “The deaf community smoke alarm system consists of 3 items, a strobe smoke alarm, an audible smoke alarm, and then we have what is called a bed shaker,” ...
|03.15.19||CA||Oxnard||Public Safety Committee reviews alarm reduction report
3.15.19 - Tri County Sentry- Oxnard-- The Oxnard City Council's Public Safety Committee examined the false alarm reduction report, March 12, as the Oxnard Police Department sought ...
|03.15.19||LS||St. Tammany||Parish Council enacts fire alarm ordinance, puts Brister roadway plan ...
3.15.19 - The Advocate-The council also adopted an ordinance that levies fines for repeated false fire alarms, and upheld two denials by the St. Tammany Parish Zoning and Planning ...
|03.07.19||TX||Midland||Man charged for death of Texas LEO responding to burglar alarm
3.7.19 - Police News- Man charged for death of Texas LEO responding to burglar alarm ... shooting at a police officer who had come to his home to investigate a home security alarm.
|03.06.19||PA||Dauphin County||Vector Security Goes Live with ASAP-to-PSAP in Dauphin County, Pa.
3.6.19 - Security Sales & Integration- Pittsburgh - With the launch of the automated secure alarm protocol (ASAP) in Dauphin County, Pa., on Feb. 26, Vector Security became the first alarm ...
|03.06.19||TX||Longview||False fire alarms can lead to fines for Longview residents, businesses
3.6.19 - KLTV- Longview, TX - If you live in Longview, and your fire alarm cries wolf one too many times, it can cost you. The city ordinance isn't new, but many don't ...
|03.06.19||TX||Victoria||Major crime rate remains steady despite uptick in violent crime in Victoria
3.6.19 - Victoria Advocate- Also on Tuesday, council members resumed an earlier conversation about automatic alarm systems, after the body decided against adopting a registration fee ...
|03.05.19||IL||Rockford||Rockford Fire Department looks to replace alarm monitoring system
3.5.19 - WREX-TV- Rockford – The Rockford Fire Department wants to replace an alarm monitoring system, which would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
|03.05.19||TN||Castalian Springs||Midstate man says wife could still be alive if it weren't for 911 ...
3.5.19 - WSMV Nashville- “I truly believe she would still be alive here today if they got here when the alarm goes off.”" said Kortely. “It's something no one should ever go through.”.
|03.05.19||TX||Midland||UPDATE: Midland police officer shot and killed overnight by homeowner
3.5.19 – CBS7 - Midland -- A Midland Police Officer was shot and killed overnight according to a city spokesperson. An internal email obtained by multiple media sources reports the officer, his probationary police officer, plus two additional officers responded to a burglar alarm at a Midland home.
|03.03.19||GA||Dunwoody||Dunwoody police chief opposes alarm ordinances like one in Sandy ...
3.3.19 - Reporter Newspapers- As Sandy Springs prepares require verification before responding to security alarms, the Dunwoody police chief has appeared in an industry video against the ...
|03.01.19||NT||Yellowknife||'It's not slowing down' says Yk fire chief of false alarms
3.1.19 - My Yellowknife Now- With 34 false fire alarms in January alone, Yellowknife's fire chief John Fredericks says the issue is not going away anytime soon and it's costing the department ...
|02.26.19||NY||Bath||Faster emergency response plan approved
2.26.19 - MyTwinTiers.com- Alarm companies will no longer need to dial into the 911 center, allowing a faster emergency response rate throughout the county. "One of the benefits of this .
|02.20.19||BC||Delta||BC: New strategy greatly reduces number of false alarms in Delta
2.20.19 - Delta-Optimist- A new Delta police policy has resulted in a 45 per cent reduction in false alarm calls, saving more than 700 operational hours. Chief Neil Dubord presented the ...
|02.20.19||NC||Oak Island||NC: Paid parking coming to Oak Island; false alarm violations to be penalized
2.20.19 - WECT- An ordinance to regulate police response to false alarms and implement fines for violations was also approved. Town leaders also discussed plans for the Oak ...
|02.19.19||NT||Yellowknife||NT: Police to work with building owners on false alarms
2.19.19 - My Yellowknife Now - Yellowknife RCMP's detachment commander Insp. Alex Laporte says the police agency is working on preventing false fire alarms. From January to the end of ..
|02.12.19||SC||Horry County||SC: Misuse of 911 hurts Horry County dispatchers, first responders
2.12.19 - WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC- HCPD hired Meliah Littlejohn in November as its first false alarm clerk. ... "In 2018, it said that we had 13,000-plus alarm calls, of which 43 were actually ...
|02.08.19||LA||St. Tammany||LA: False fire alarm, get a fine? St. Tammany considers penalties for ...
2.8.19 - The Advocate- By instituting fines for repeated false alarms, Santos said, the ordinance would serve as an inducement for the owners of both commercial and residential fire ...
|02.06.19||ON||Brantford||ON: Brantford fire department targets false alarms
2.6.19 - Brantford Expositor-False alarms are going to be costly for repeat callers. At an estimates committee meeting this week, city councillors gave tentative approval to implementing a fee ...
|02.05.19||CA||Huntington Beach||HB contracts with security system company to help reduce false-alarm ...
2.5.19 - Los Angeles Times- Aiming to curb a high number of false-alarm burglary calls that Police Chief Robert Handy says eat up his staff's time, the Huntington Beach City Council on ...
|02.05.19||IN||Lawrence||IN: City of Lawrence false alarm bills from Detroit causing confusion
2.5.19 - WRTV Indianapolis- Lawrence — A false alarm on your home alarm system because a code was incorrectly entered or a pet set off a motion detector isn't uncommon, but in some …
|02.02.19||CA||Huntington Beach||CA: Huntington Beach to consider changing fees and fines for false-alarm ...
2.2.19 - Los Angeles Times - The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday will consider modifying local fees and fines for false-alarm burglary calls and look into contracting with a security ...
|01.30.19||CA||Calexico & Brawley||CA: Calexico, Brawley revise false alarm policies
1.30.19 - Imperial Valley Press- Calexico - The cities of Calexico and Brawley revised their respective ordinances regulating alarms in recent weeks, opting to raise the fees associated with ...
|01.30.19||ON||Hamilton||ON: Police silence on break-in sensor raises (false) alarm
1.30.19 - TheSpec.com- There are better messages to get than the one telling you your security system is suddenly not so secure. Police no longer respond to burglar alarms unless
|01.25.19||WV||Mineral||WV: Sheriff tells commission he is concerned about false alarms
1.25.19 - Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune- Keyser - Sheriff Jeremy Taylor brought a concern to the Mineral County Commissioners on Tuesday dealing with numerous false alarms received throughout ...
|01.19.18||CA||Eureka||CA: Eureka Police will start billing for false alarms
1.19.18 - KRCRTV.COM- According to the Eureka Police Department, starting February 1, they will begin contracting with Phoenix Group Systems to aid in false alarm billing in hopes of ...
|01.17.19||GA||Sandy Springs||The Georgia Electronic Life Safety & System Association Files Notice of Appeal in Federal Lawsuit
1.17.19 - SDM - The Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association (GELSSA), A-Com Security Co. LLP and Safecom Security Solutions Inc. alarm companies filed a notice of appeal in their federal lawsuit against the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia, challenging the constitutionality of an ordinance that imposes fines on alarm companies for false alarms caused by alarm users.
|01.15.19||CT||New Milford||New Milford Town Council approves new fines for false alarms and inspections
1.15.19 - Danbury News Times- New Milford - The Town Council on Monday approved fines for residents who have repeated false alarms and for those who refuse or ignore the town ...
|01.15.19||NV||Washoe County||Permit required for alarm system users in Washoe County
1.15.19 - KRNV My News 4- In order to do so, alarm system users, including homes and businesses with an alarm system, are required to obtain a permit from Washoe County to operate an ..
|01.14.19||ON||Saugeen Shores||False Alarm Emergency Calls In Saugeen Shores
1.14.19 - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre- Fire Chief Phil Eagleson says about 100 non-emergency calls involving fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms were dealt with by the Fire Department in 2018.
|01.13.19||KS||Salina||Alarm ordinance: a better use of resources
1.13.19 - Salina Post- Indeed, prior to the ordinance being implemented, 99 percent of the approximate 2,000 alarm calls the police department received each year were for false ...
|01.12.19||KS||Salina||False alarm calls decrease for police due to ordinance
1.12.19 - Salina Journal- Salina police officers are spending less time answering false alarm calls, thanks to an ordinance passed three years ago. Chief Brad Nelson said the ordinance, ...
|01.12.19||SK||Melfort||Melfort Fire Department no longer automatically responding to rural ...
1.12.19 - CTV News -The Melfort Fire Department is warning it will only respond to a fire alarm in a rural area if an emergency is confirmed by a witness or owner of the building.
|01.10.20||GA||Columbus||City Council approves ordinance to penalize for false alarms ...
1.10.20 - WRBL - Columbus, Ga – The City of Columbus has approved a proposal to do something about the huge volume of false alarm emergency ...
|01.09.19||AL||Montgomery||Montgomery (Ala.) Goes Live With Automated Secure Alarm Protocol
1.9.19 – Security Sales & Integration - Montgomery, Ala. - Users of monitored home and business security alarms here will benefit from faster, more accurate emergency response as the city ...
|01.08.19||SK||Regina||Regina police roll out new alarm verification
1.8.19 - CTV News - Cst. Neil Beitel says over the course of his 10-year career as a Canine Division Patrol Officer with the Regina Police Service, he's responded to countless alarm ...
|12.30.18||MA||Barnstable||An Alarming Reminder from Barnstable Police
12.30.18 - Cape Cod Today - All burglar alarm registrations within the Town of Barnstable will expire on December 31, 2018. If you are an Alarm User, commercial or residential, monitored or ...
|12.30.18||SK||Regina||RPS changing alarm response policy
12.30.18 - 620 CKRM.com- The Regina Police Service is changing their response to alarm calls. The move, effective January 1st, is being done in order to make the policy more efficient.
|12.23.18||NJ||Springfield||Springfield Sends Out Alarm Registration Reminder
12.23.18 - TAPinto.net - Registering an alarm system assists in crime prevention and enables the Police Department to maintain a database of emergency contacts in the event of an ..
|12.22.18||CT||New Miflord||Alarm and inspection ordinances come back to New Milford public
12.22.18 - Danbury News Times- New Milford - Residents will have another chance to comment on proposed fines for false alarms and people who refuse or ignore the town's notices to ...
|12.22.18||WA||Renton||False alarms will result in monetary fine
12.22.18 - Renton Reporter-20 so the council could take a second look. Now the system and some wording has changed but the monetary penalties remain the same. A second false alarm ..
|12.20.18||GA||Sandy Springs||Federal judge dismisses SIAC lawsuit against Sandy Springs, Ga.
12.20.18 - SIW - Alarm industry, Metro Atlanta municipality remain at odds over alarm ordinance
|12.20.18||OR||Portland||City looks to fine property owners for repeated false burglary alarm calls
12.20.18 – KATU - Portland, OR – Each year, police respond to 13,000 alarm-triggered break-ins across Portland. Nearly all of them are false alarms - 97 percent to be exact.
|12.19.18||AR||Little Rock||Little Rock 911 Boss: 'It's Moving in the Right Direction'
KARK - Tyrrell says 911 staff is not writing police anymore, they forward non-emergency reports to the department's Telephone Reporting Unit and alarm companies will ...
|12.19.18||GA||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs adds new penalties to false alarm ordinance
12.19.18 - Reporter Newspapers - The alarm industry's lawsuit against the ordinance, which puts alarm companies, rather than individual customers, on the hook for false alarms, was recently ...
|12.19.18||TN||Memphis||False burglary alarm calls down across Memphis, police say
12.19.18 - FOX13 Memphis - Tougher enforcement and better education are helping to drive down the number of false burglar alarms, which is important for public safety in Memphis.
|12.14.18||GA||Sandy Springs||Judge dismisses alarm companies' federal lawsuit against Sandy ...
12.14.18 - MDJOnline.com - “I'm gratified that the federal court agrees that the enormous volume of false alarm calls generated by alarm companies is a serious public safety concern and ...
|12.13.18||GA||Sandy Springs||Judge dismisses case against Sandy Springs for burglar alarm ...
12.13.18 - Atlanta Journal Constitution - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Sandy Springs ordinance that authorizes the city to charge alarm ...
|12.11.18||GA||Sandy Springs||False Alarm Calls Continue to Strap Police in Sandy Springs, Ga.
12.11.18 - Security Sales & Integration - Sandy Springs, Ga. — A top police official here says the number of false alarm calls coming into the Sandy Springs 911 dispatch center remains problematic ...
|12.08.18||BC||British Columbia||Province considering new rules around carbon monoxide alarms
12.8.18 - Globalnews.ca - Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the province is exploring what more can be done to get more carbon monoxide alarms installed in homes and ...
|12.05.18||CT||New Milford||New Milford considers fines for false fire, burglary alarms
12.5.18 - Laredo Morning Times - New Milford - The police department handles hundreds of burglary false alarms each year, but a new alarm ordinance could reduce that number.
|12.04.18||FL||Fort Myers||Ways to maintain your security system to reduce false alarms
12.14.18 - Wink News - In an effort to ensure public safety resources are available when needed, and to reduce the amount of false alarms, Fort Myers Police Department has approved ...
|11.28.18||CT||New Milford||New Law Would Fine False Fire, Burglary Alarms in New Milford
11.28.18 - Patch.com - New Milford, CT - A proposed ordinance would levy fees on residents and business owners who call in false burglary or fire alarms, the News Times is ...
|11.23.18||WA||Tacoma||New fines in Tacoma for false fire alarms, 911 nonemergency calls ...
11.23.18 - The News Tribune - The 2019-20 Tacoma city budget - approved Tuesday by the City Council- includes two new fines. The first is a $150 penalty for a false fire alarm at a ...
|11.21.18||WV||Jefferson County||Prevalence of false alarm calls remains high
11.21.18 - Port Townsend Leader - The number of unwarranted alarm calls has declined but remains high following the passage of a Jefferson County ordinance which aims to prevent the number ...
|11.21.18||WV||Wheeling||Wheeling Police seeing a reduction of false alarm calls over last two ...
11.21.18 - WTRF - Wheeling, WV - The Wheeling Police Department responds to every burglar alarm whether it is valid or false. In fact, only about less than one percent of all ...
|11.19.18||VA||Berryville||Berryville speed monitoring signs could be slowing drivers
11.19.18 - The Winchester Star - Statistics also show that police have responded to 162 security alarms so far this year. The number of such responses climbed from eight in September to 22 in ...
|11.17.18||GA||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs committee aiming to end false alarms
11.17.18 - MDJOnline.com - Members of Sandy Springs' new alarm advisory committee said the city is making progress in communicating with alarm companies regarding the city's false ...
|11.15.18||MA||Barnstable||Barnstable Police Remind Burglar Alarm Users to Renew Registration
11.15.18 - CapeCod.com News - HYANNIS – Barnstable Police are reminding commercial and residential burglar alarm users to renew their registrations by the end of the year. Renewal forms ...
|11.14.18||GA||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs prepares for new alarm ordinance
11.14.18 - FOX 5 Atlanta - Sandy Springs, Ga. - Sandy Springs Police and alarm companies are working to get on the same page with the city's new alarm ordinance coming in June.
|11.1.18||OH||Dayton||Smart home security systems credited for helping decrease in false ...
11.1.18 – MyDaytonDailyNews - Tougher rules and stiffer penalties have been partly credited with helping with a dramatic decrease in false burglar alarms in the Dayton area, which according ...
|11.09.18||CA||Huntington Beach||HB police chief proposes program to try to cut false alarms
11.9.18 - Los Angeles Times - Citing high numbers of false alarm burglary calls from businesses and residents eat up time for the Huntington Beach Police Department, Chief Robert Handy is ...
|11.07.18||OR||Newport||Problem 911 callers will now be charged
11.7.18 - Newport News Times - “Each time an alarm goes off, it requires 15 to 30 minutes of time by either the police or fire department to respond,” said City Manager Spencer Nebel. “For fire ...
|10.30.18||NE||Omaha||Fireworks, false alarms targeted by county ordinances
10.30.18 - Omaha World Herald - The second would impose financial penalties on persons or businesses whose alarm systems send more than five false alarms to the sheriff's office during the ...
|10.26.18||SC||Greenville||GPD: New alarm ordinance to improve police readiness & public safety
10.26.18 - FOX Carolina - Greenville, S.C (Fox Carolina) - The City of Greenville has approved changes to significantly reduce the number of false burglar alarm activations requiring ...
|10.23.18||GA||Aragon||Aragon council approves lease on more mill pond area
10.23.18 - Northwest Georgia News - The council also chose to table a first reading of a false alarm ordinance for review by Aragon's Municipal Court Judge Terry Wheeler. The forthcoming ...
|10.22.18||NM||Albuquerque||False Fire Alarm Enforcement Set to Begin in Albuquerque, NM
10.22.18 - Security Sales & Integration - Albuquerque, N.M. - In an effort to reduce a preponderance of false fire alarms each year, the Albuquerque Fire Rescue is preparing to enforce an alarm ...
|10.19.18||NM||Albuquerque||AFR to begin tracking false alarms and fining offenders
10.19.18 - KRQE News 13 - Albuquerque, N.M. - Has the fire department been called to a false alarm at your home or business? Then you're contributing to a growing problem.
|10.18.18||LA||Jeff Davis Parish||First responders receive numerous false alarm calls in Jeff Davis Parish
10.18.18 - KATC Lafayette News - First responders are getting more false alarm calls in Jeff Davis Parish. According to the sheriff's office, only two calls out of 557 this year were valid. Officials say ...
|10.16.18||VA||Chesapeake||Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) Adopted in Chesapeake, Va.
10.16.18 - Security Sales & Integration - Pittsburgh - The City of Chesapeake, Va., is the latest municipality to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), according to Vector Security.
|10.13.18||WV||Wheeling||False Alarm Calls On The Decline - Police attribute $55,000 in fines
10.13.18 WHEELING — After assessing $55,000 in fines for false alarm calls, city police have experienced a 14 percent drop in alarm calls during the past 12 months
|10.12.18||OH||Racine||False alarms could cost security system owners in Ohio town
10.12.18 - WSAZ-TV - Part of the problem comes from a growing load of calls from security systems which are false alarms. Hill estimates there have been 25 so far this year.
|10.12.18||GA||Milton||Escalating Fine Schedule Now Part of Milton (Ga.) Alarm Ordinance
10.12.18 - Security Sales & Integration - Milton, Ga. - The Milton (Ga.) City Council has revised its monitored alarm ordinance to clarify when police will dispatch, along with adopting an escalating
|10.10.18||AB||Wetaskiwin||County of Wetaskiwin sees alarm calls increase
10.10.18 - Pipestone Flyer - “If the alarm is going off, it's for a reason,” said Zajac at his office Sept. 19. He said departments respond to all alarms and the departments have seen a higher ...
|10.09.18||OH||Racine||Racine looking to implement fee for repeated false alarms
10.9.18 - Daily Sentinel - Racine - Racine Village Council recently approved a second reading of an ordinance which will assess a fee for repeated false fire alarm calls. Under the ...
|10.04.18||PA||Lower Merion||Lower Merion Township Alarm Registration Fees Increase by 4 Percent
10.4.18 - TAPinto.net - Ardmore, Pa - Lower Merion Township officials raised the annual fee for registering security alarm systems by 4 percent. At a public meeting of the township ...
|10.01.18||FL||Brandenton||Bradenton cracks down on false alarms
10.1.18 - WWSB ABC 7 - Bradenton, FL. - The City of Bradenton is cracking down on false alarm calls. City officials call the false alarms costly and time consuming
|09.28.18||MA||Pittsfield||Pittsfield councilors find 'gray area' in false alarm enforcement
9.29.18 - Berkshire Eagle - He said high-functioning alarm systems can yield false alarms, too — detecting things like rodents' movements and fluctuations in air flow — and he's not sure ...
|09.27.18||NL||Newfoundland & Labador||After years of delays, NL axes plan to charge fees for security system ...
9.27.18 - CBC.ca - The Newfoundland and Labrador government has backtracked on a plan to impose fees on security system owners for false or cancelled alarms — a plan that ...
|09.26.18||MA||Pittsfield||Pittsfield Council Gets Into Weeds of False Alarm Ordinance
9.26.18 - iBerkshires.com - The Police Department had come to the council with a fairly straightforward request: require those with burglar alarms to register with the city annually
|09.24.18||TX||College Station||College Station Council Approves New Fire False Alarm Fees
9.24.18 - WTAW - The College Station fire department has the green light from the city council to charge fees to the owners of business properties and multi family structures who ...
|09.17.18||OK||Oklahoma City||OK: #OKC CivicLife for Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
9.17.18 - NewsOK.com - The police department will negotiate a contract with a software company, Superion, to handle alarm permits and collections for excessive false alarms.
|09.17.18||CA||Riverside||Riverside police start online site for security alarm users
9.17.19 - Press-Enterprise - The Riverside Police Department has started an online site for security alarm users to manage their alarms, including buying a permit, paying penalties, and ...
|09.15.18||OH||Lisbon||Township left with the bills for jail's false alarms
9.15.18 - Morning Journal News - For years, inmates have regularly broken sprinkler heads or pulled fire alarms, and each time the fire department sends firefighters and a truck, which can cost ...
|09.14.18||MA||Pittsfield||Northport looking at increase in fees for responding to false alarms
9.11.18 – Newsday - Faulty alarm systems could soon cost Northport residents and business owners more money, significantly more money if there are repeated false alarms in a ...
|09.13.18||ON||Toronto||New burglar alarm policy raises concerns for some Toronto residents
9.13.18 - CTV News - Police in Canada's most populous city have changed how they respond to burglar alarms in an attempt to use officers' time more efficiently, but the new policy ...
|09.13.18||NY||Northport||NY village may increase false alarm fees
9.13.18 - SecurityInfoWatch - Faulty alarm systems could soon cost Northport residents and business owners more money, significantly more money if there are repeated false alarms in a ...
|09.11.18||NY||Northport||Northport looking at increase in fees for responding to false alarms
9.11.18 – Newsday - Faulty alarm systems could soon cost Northport residents and business owners more money, significantly more money if there are repeated false alarms in a ...
|09.11.18||NY||Northport||Suffolk County Town Ready To Hit Residents With Huge Fees For ...
9.11.18 - CBS New York - Northport, NY - Get ready to fork over big time fees in one Long Island village. Officials are fed up with faulty alarm systems in homes and ...
|09.11.18||SC||Greenville||Greenville looks to strengthen false-alarm ordinance
9.11.18 - Greenville Journal - The Greenville Police Department responded to nearly 3,400 alarms during the first eight months of 2018, according to department officials. Because the police ...
|09.10.18||ON||Toronto||Toronto police will no longer respond to burglar alarms without proof ...
9.10.18 - Toronto Star - Toronto police say they will no longer respond to burglar alarms unless evidence of criminal activity is provided, citing an internal review that showed about 97 ...
|09.10.18||CA||Alameda||Alameda to charge for false fire alarms
East Bay Times - Alameda - False fire alarms take up time for firefighters who respond, and soon will literally cost money for those who may be responsible for the alarms.
|09.07.18||SK||Regina||New proposed fire bylaw changes include false alarm, inspection fees
9.7.18 - Regina Leader-Post - Proposal: Fees for responding to false alarms due to a malfunctioning alarm or security systems mistakenly routed to RFPS. A warning letter will be issued after ...
|09.05.18||LA||Lafayette||LPD wants to remind residents, businesses about alarm ordinance
9.5.18 - KATC Lafayette News - Lafayette City Police want to remind residents and business owners in the city of the city's alarm ordinance. The ordinance has been in effect since the 1990s, ...
|08.30.18||GA||Brookhaven||Brookhaven pauses enforcing false alarm ordinance targeting security ...
8.30.18 - Reporter Newspapers- Alarm companies got a stay on being required to pay fines on false alarms in Brookhaven after the City Council decided to hold off enforcement of its new false ...
|08.28.18||CT||Meriden||Councilors back new fee plan for fire department services in Meriden
8.28.18 - Meriden Record-Journal - Morgan said the department recently found an ordinance in the City Charter allowing fees following the fourth false alarm, an ordinance the department has ...
|08.27.18||TN||Memphis||False Alarm Fine Increase Led to Reduction in Dispatches, Memphis ...
8.27.18 - Security Sales & Integration - Memphis, TN - City officials here are crediting an increase in false alarm fines with a reduction in police dispatches to nuisance alarms. According to city ...
|08.24.18||AB||Alberta||AB: If the alarm rings: RCMP may not answer
8.24.18 - Edson Leader - New Alberta RCMP policy says if a security alarm is only triggered once, they won't ... According to a press release, the RCMP say most alarms that are only ...
|08.24.18||TN||Memphis||TN: Higher fines lead to fewer false alarm calls
8.24.18 - WMC Action News 5 - City of Memphis said a crackdown on false alarms is keeping more police on the streets instead of checking out bogus calls.
|08.17.18||AB||Alberta||AB: Alberta RCMP Revises False Alarm Dispatch Plan
8.17.18 - HighRiverOnline.com - As of July 13, the RCMP will no longer be responding to property alarms that are only triggered once, instead choosing to verify the status of the building with the ...
|08.16.18||WA||Renton||WA: Renton police consider $250 fines for false alarms
8.16.18 - KIRO Seattle - Renton, Wash. - Renton police say they're wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money by responding to false alarms. KIRO 7 Reporter ...
|08.14.18||AB||Alberta||AB: Alberta RCMP change alarm response policy to free up resources
8.14.18 - CBC.ca - RCMP in Alberta are no longer responding to alarms that are triggered just once, saying the practice has not been a good use of resources. "With one-hit alarms, ...
|08.09.18||BC||Penticton||Police call BC pharmacy's use of panic button 'unnecessary'
8.9.18 -North Delta Reporter - When should a panic alarm be used to notify police? Pharmacist Joelle Mbamy and RCMP Supt. Ted De Jager have differing opinions on the matter, following ...
|08.02.18||GA||Milton||GA: Milton moves to update city alarm ordinance
8.2.18 - Atlanta Journal Constitution - The Milton City Council has had a first reading of an updated alarm ordinance that revises fines for false alarms and details how security monitoring companies ...
|08.02.18||OH||Lorain||OH: Ohio Municipality Adopts False Alarm Ordinance, Dealers Must ...
8.2.18 - Security Sales & Integration - Lorain, Ohio - The City Council here has unanimously passed an alarm ordinance aimed at cutting down on false alarms from security systems in homes and ...
|08.01.18||IN||Ripley||IN: Ripley Co. Commissioners Pass False Alarm Ordinance
8.1.18 - Eagle 99.3 FM WSCH - The Ripley County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that county commissioners have passed an ordinance regarding false alarm calls for both residences ...
|07.31.18||OH||Lorain||MI: Lorain Council votes unanimously to approve rezoning to lure VA back
7.31.18 - Chronicle Telegram - Colon said the percentage of times the call is actually a false alarm as opposed to a real one is probably closer to 90 percent because if an officer adds ...
|07.31.18||AB||Alberta||RCMP false alarm policy changed
7.31.18 - Sherwood Park News - In 2017, Alberta RCMP received close to 15,500 false alarm calls that were equal to almost 8,000 “human resources hours that could have been dedicated to ...
|07.25.18||NV||Reno||Phone Scam Involving The “City Alarm Program” Making The Rounds
7.25.18 - KKOH -Police say the scam works like this: A resident gets a call from someone claiming to be with the “City Alarm Program,” and told there is a fine owed at the ...
|07.24.18||LA||Maurice||Village of Maurice to decide on false fire alarm ordinance
7.24.18 - KLFY - Maurice Fire Chief Matthew Trahan says, "If I'm not mistaken in the year of 2017, there were close to 600 false alarms. This is a very high cost to operations as ...
|07.22.18||NS||Halifax||Halifax takes $690K in new false-alarm fee, but doesn't silence the bells
7.22.18 - CBC.ca - New fines for false-alarm emergency calls have brought in $690,000 to the Halifax Regional Municipality in less than a year, but haven't reduced the
|07.20.18||FL||Orlando||Orlando poised to require smoke alarms in rental homes after spate of ...
7.20.18 - Orlando Sentinel - On Monday, the Orlando City Council will vote to make property maintenance codes stricter for landlords, including a requirement that smoke alarms must be in ...
|07.20.18||IL||Rockford||Rockford Fire responded to over 160 false alarm calls in June alone
7.20.18 - MyStateline.com - First responders precious time is often tied up with false alarms. Just in June, the department responded to 164 calls that turned out to be false alarms -- that's the ...
|07.18.18||NY||Suffolk||NY: Suffolk Legislature July 17 Meeting Agenda: Funding for Public Safety ...
7.18.18 - LongIsland.com - ... Improving the Alarm System Permitting Law to allow County residents who have failed to register their alarm to have the first time false alarm fee waived; …
|07.17.18||VT||Bellows Falls||Excessive police calls prompt ordinance review
7.17.18 - Brattleboro Reformer - The Bellows Falls village ordinance committee will try to tackle that issue in the ... if they hear water running, or if they hear an alarm going off, the chief said.
|07.13.18||NY||Long Island||Fine surprises homeowner after outage sets off unregistered burglar ...|
|07.11.18||CA||Merced||Merced police say 90 percent of these calls are 'false alarms.' Police ...|
|07.03.18||CA||Merced||CA: Central California City Implements False Alarm Reduction Program
|07.02.18||GA||Fort Madison||Carbon Monoxide Alarm law now in effect|
|06.29.18||TX||Abilene||City of Abilene Alarm System Policy|
|06.20.18||GA||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs alters alarm law again, requiring video, audio evidence|
|06.19.18||GA||Sandy Springs||Sandy Springs revises false alarm ordinance|
|06.19.18||CA||Chico||City moves ahead with false fire alarm fees|
|06.15.18||CA||Seal Beach||Council approves new fee increases for city services|
|06.06.18||FL||Tampa Bay||Audit: Within 3 years, 93 percent of intrusion alarms in Tampa were false|
|06.06.18||VT||Rutland||City landlords challenge fire alarm fees|
|05.30.18||TX||Pflugerville||Pflugerville ISD will remove fire alarm levers following Parkland shooting|
|01.19.18||CA||Eureka||CA: Eureka Police will start billing for false alarms
1.19.18 - KRCRTV.COM- According to the Eureka Police Department, starting February 1, they will begin contracting with Phoenix Group Systems to aid in false alarm billing in hopes of ...