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Too many false alarms will cost in Channahon

SSN Staff  - 
03/31/2011

CHANNAHON, Ill.—A March 28 story from the Herald-News reports a new law will prompt businesses to make their burglar alarms less sensitive and more efficient.
Under the new law, businesses and homes that have more than four false alarm calls to the police station in a 12-month period will pay fines of $100 per call.

Montclair, N.J. looks to collect or not respond

SSN Staff  - 
03/23/2011

MONTCLAIR, N.J.—A March 22 story from The Montclair Times reports the Montclair Police have asked the township council to consider allowing police to not respond to alarms where the owner has past due false alarm fines. According to the story, Montclair Township is due at least $160,000 in past-due false-alarm fines.

Bylaw drafted to combat false alarms in North Grenville

SSN Staff  - 
03/23/2011

NORTH GRENVILLE, Ontario—A March 17 story from EMC News reports the town of North Grenville has followed up its recent false fire alarm ordinance with one aimed at false security alarms.

New false alarm ordinance in effect in Flower Mound, Texas

SSN Staff  - 
03/02/2011

FLOWER MOUND, Texas—The Flower Mound Town Council adopted an updated alarm ordinance, which became effective Jan. 1, 2011, the new ordinance is designed to reduce the number of false alarms, and encourage alarm users to provide updated occupant information, maintain the mechanical reliability of their alarms, and properly use their alarm equipment.

Monroeville to charge for excessive false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
02/23/2011

MONROEVILLE, Pa.—A Feb. 17 story from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports town officials approved an ordinance stating residents and business owners will have to pay a fee for false alarms.

Bethlehem council turns down alarm fees

SSN Staff  - 
02/17/2011

BETHLEHEM, Pa.—According to a Feb. 15 story in the Morning Call, the Bethlehem City Council has given preliminary approval to an ordinance that would require home and business owners with burglar and fire alarms to update emergency information each year to better combat false alarms.

Abington, Pa. revises alarm ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
02/17/2011

ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa.—A Feb. 14 story in the Montgomery News reports the Abington Township Board of Commissioners on Feb. 10 voted 12-3 in favor of amending the current alarm system ordinance, which charged nonresidential alarm users a fee each time their alarms sounded without merit.

City of Longview battles false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
02/14/2011

LONGVIEW, Texas—A Feb. 11 story in the Longview News-Journal reports the Longview City Council has approved a new ordinance regulating false fire alarms.

Saginaw, Mich. cracks down on false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
02/14/2011

SAGINAW, Mich.—A Feb. 11 story from CBS affiliate WNEM.com reports that effective Feb. 14, residents and businesses in the city of Saginaw that have alarm systems will be required to once again register their burglar alarm systems, even if they have previously registered their systems with the city of Saginaw.

Albertville police warn: 3-year permit renewal cycle is here

SSN Staff  - 
01/20/2011

ALBERTVILLE, Ala.—A Jan. 19 story from the Sand Mountain Reporter reports the alarm permit renewal deadline in Albertville is here. Commercial and residential alarm owners have until the end of January to renew their 3-year alarm permits.

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