In Irwin, a false alarm could cost residents

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, July 25, 2011

IRWIN, Pa.—A July 21 story from the Norwin Star reports that false alarms could become costly for Irwin home and business owners.

Irwin City Council plans to adopt an ordinance establishing fines for property owners whose alarm systems erroneously summon emergency services.

The ordinance gives property owners two warnings. After three false alarms, police can levy a $75 fine. The fines climb to $100 for the fourth offense, to $150 for the fifth offense, and doubles to $300 for the sixth offense.

The seventh offense comes with a $500 fine, which is the highest penalty specified in the ordinance.

It also establishes $100 fines each time an alarm system sends a false notification while being serviced.