False-alarm ordinance will go into effect in July

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PRESCOTT, Ariz.—A May 12 story from the Daily Courier reports a new alarm ordinance that city officials say is as "lean" as possible is set to go into effect in Prescott this summer.

In a unanimous vote on May 10, the Prescott City Council approved an ordinance that will make the owners of private security systems accountable for their false alarms.

After the first two false-alarm warnings, owners will face fines in $100 increments for the third, and further, instances.

What the ordinance will not do is require security alarm owners who have not had false-alarm problems register their systems with the city.