STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.—A July 3 story from SteamBoatToday.com reports that consistent enforcement of the town's year old false alarm ordinance has had positive results. Since the law has come into effect, the city’s fire engines have had to make less unnecessary trips through the city’s streets.
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.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—A June 17 story from the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that the CCPD say they are stepping up enforcement for annual alarm permits, with alarm owners facing fines if found without one.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va.—A June 15 story from NBC 29 reports Albemarle County wants to clamp down on homes and businesses with malfunctioning alarm systems. The county's police and fire departments are digging into the existing false alarm ordinance and looking at ways to put more bite behind it.