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Swampscott alarm bylaw to go into effect

SSN Staff  - 
10/18/2010

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass.—An Oct. 15 story from the Swampscott Reporter says a new alarm bylaw intended to give the Police Department the ability to better manage the increasing number of alarm activations has gone into effect.

Ann Arbor Fire Department raising penalty fee from zero to $250 for first-time false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
10/18/2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--An Oct. 6 story from AnnArbor.com reports Ann Arbor’s police and fire departments are taking steps to reduce the number of false alarm responses in the city.

Memphis, Tenn. approves fines for false alarms

Low-priority response list for repeat offenders implemented
SSN Staff  - 
10/04/2010

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—A Sept. 29 story from The Commercial Appeal reports the Memphis City Council approved a measure Sept. 28 that imposes fines on people whose home or business burglar alarms frequently register false reports. Furthermore, repeat offenders risk loosing response priority from authorities.

Leesburg, Va. adopting new false alarm ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
09/30/2010

LEESBURG, Va.—A Sept. 29 story from Leesburg Today reports Leesburg will begin charging for law enforcement response to repeat false alarms at homes and businesses.

The dust settles over Fontana

Eric Griffin, Jon Sargent, Morgan Hertel weigh in on effects of legal battle
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09/23/2010

FONTANA, Calif.—Industry experts say there are important lessons to take away from the settlement announced Sept. 6 between Fontana, Calif., “the city with the toughest false alarm ordinance in the country,” and the Inland Empire Alarm Association.

Shawnee Commission approves alarm fees

SSN Staff  - 
09/22/2010

SHAWNEE, Okla.—A Sept. 9 story from the Countywide & Sun reports the Shawnee city commissioners approved a new ordinance regulating false alarms.

Bethlehem to increase alarm fees

SSN Staff  - 
09/22/2010

BETHLEHEM, Pa.—A Sept. 20 story from the Morning Call reports business and residential alarm users may soon be paying more for their alarms.

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