Issaquah City Council approves new false alarm ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

ISSAQUAH, Wash.--A July 22 story from reported city and police officials are cracking down on false alarms. City Council members approved a false alarm ordinance July 20, setting fees to register alarms and penalties for users whose alarms accidentally alert police.

Alarm users will be required to pay $24 to register their systems. Violators could face fines up to $200, depending on the type of alert and the infraction.

Officials will enter a contract with a Colorado Springs, Colo., company, ATB Services, to manage the ordinance. ATB works with alarm providers to include the permit fee in customers’ bills.