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Toronto zero-tolerance alarm measure to undergo review

Industry part of working group that will recommend fair policy/ fees for false alarms
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05/03/2011

TORONTO—In its fight against a new zero-tolerance false alarm regulation here, the Canadian Security Association scored both “a loss and a win” at a March 30 meeting of a City Council subcommittee, CANASA’s executive director JF Champagne told Security System News.

Canadian group leads regulation battle

CANASA says Toronto’s zero-tolerance ordinance too harsh on homeowners
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03/14/2011

TORONTO—The Canadian Security Association continues to fight against a zero-tolerance false alarm regulation here, despite a recent decision by a city committee to defer until 2012 consideration of a proposal that would give homeowners a break, allowing them one free false fire alarm annually before fines would kick in.

Toronto zero-tolerance rule raising alarm

City shocked by residents disconnecting fire alarms to avoid fines
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12/09/2010

TORONTO—A zero-tolerance false alarm regulation here is raising concerns within the industry because residents are reportedly disconnecting their fire alarms to avoid fines of more than $1,000.