ROSEVILLE, Minn.—A story from the Star Tribune reports the Roseville City Council has voted to impose steep fees on citizens who have repeat visits from police for false alarms from automatic security systems.
PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J.—A story from NJ.com reports that the Pennsville Township committee voted to adopt an ordinance at its meeting on Nov. 15 that will fine all residents and businesses that frequently set off false fire alarms.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A new campaign here to combat false fire alarms involves not only local fire departments, but the alarm industry, with officials saying installers can play a role in reducing unintentional alarms.
“I’m really excited about it,” said Bill Cooper, an ADT industry liaison manager who is chairman of the Coordinated Alarm Reduction Effort for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, regarding the initiative announced Oct. 28.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—A Sept. 29 story from The Commercial Appeal reports the Memphis City Council approved a measure Sept. 28 that imposes fines on people whose home or business burglar alarms frequently register false reports. Furthermore, repeat offenders risk loosing response priority from authorities.