Issaquah City Council approves new false alarm ordinance
ISSAQUAH, Wash.--A July 22 story from issaquahpress.com 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.