Lima, Ohio police launch public education campaign to reduce false alarms
LIMA, Ohio—A June 30 story from The Lima News reports local police are waging an educational campaign on false alarms. In 2010, Lima Police used 650 hours responding to false alarms from security systems.
The Lima police send notices to owners with false alarms, detailing the city ordinance and how to reduce the alarms. A first false alarm is not fined. However, each false alarm after the first within six months results in fees of $25 for the second and third false alarms, $50 for the fourth through 12th, and $100 for the 13th or more false alarms.