Franklin Park, Ill. raises false alarm fines

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, October 22, 2009

FRNKLIN PARK, Ill.--The Franklin Park Herald Journal on Oct. 20 reported Franklin Park trustees had voted to raise false alarm fines.

The number of false alarms a business or homeowner can have without incurring a fine has been reduced from four to two during a 12-month period.

The cost of fines will increase from $50 to as much as $200 for residences (depending on the number of false alarms) and as much as $250 for businesses.

False alarms caused by bad weather, telephone or electrical interruptions and within 30 days of an alarm system being installed will not be charged.