False Alarm Ordinances
False alarm ordinances are in place to reduce the number of fake reports that emergency resources respond to where they are not needed. This could potentially divert emergency personnel away from legitimate emergencies. Most false alarms are due to user error and can be prevented. Some cities require homeowners to have a verified audio response system which helps to reduce false alarms. Police departments are starting to charge residents for false alarms. Make sure to register your alarm with your city and get an alarm permit!