Madison to revise verified response

Brief
SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

MADISON, Wis.--City Council members plan to introduce an amendment this summer to Madison's new verified alarm policy to exclude residential alarms from the ordinance, which goes into effect January 1.
In a release, the city police chief Noble Wray said all of the 1,600 alarms received in the first half of this year were false. Of those, 11.6 percent were from residences and 83.5 percent were from businesses, he said.
In June the city revised its false alarm policy so that police will only respond to security alarms that are first verified by a third party. The policy does not apply to panic button alarm systems.