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Flint billing security companies for false alarms

December 5, 2012Rich Miller

FLINT, Mich.—A decision by the city to begin billing security companies for false alarms—more than $31,000 in the first month alone—has the industry working with police to shift the burden to end users.The ordinance establishing the fees for alarm contractors was approved in 2009 in an effort to reduce false alarms and recoup the cost of unnecessary dispatches. The provision wasn't enforced, but with Flint's finances worsening and its police and fire departments cut, the city started...

Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, Glen Mowrey, Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC)

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