Jacksonville, N.C. outsources new false alarm ordinance management to Texas

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

JACKSONVILLE. N.C.--jdnews.com on May 11 reported the city of Jacksonville had outsourced management of a new burglary alarm ordinance to Texas company PMAM.

The report states city officials said Jacksonville will line its coffers by more than $200,000 over the next five years and increase proactive police patrolling in the process.

Beginning July 1, residents who have three or more false alarms within a 12-month period will have to pay a fine, starting at $50. Ten or more false alarms will result in a $500 fee for each false alarm.

PMAM will provide all the services related to alarm management, absorb the costs and divide the revenue, according to its contract with the city. The estimated income from alarm management controlled by PMAM over the next five years is $337,970, with the city receiving 65 percent and PMAM receiving 35 percent.

Part of PMAM's duties will be to properly educate alarm users in how to use the systems they've purchased.