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Flint stops billing security companies for false alarms

May 15, 2013Rich Miller

FLINT, Mich.—The city of Flint has stopped billing security companies for false alarms, but the future of the policy remains uncertain as industry representatives await the next move by city officials.The ordinance establishing the fees was approved in the late 1990s in an effort to reduce false alarms and recoup the cost of unnecessary dispatches. It wasn't enforced until last summer, when the cash-strapped city starting sending invoices to alarm companies.From August to December, Flint sent...

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Alarm companies refuse to pay bills for false alarms in Flint

March 5, 2013SSN Staff

FLINT, Mich.—Alarm companies are refusing to pay nearly $134,000 in bills to the city of Flint for police response to false alarms, according to an article from The Associated Press. The Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan is fighting the policy that bills an alarm company directly as opposed to the customer, the article said. According to the city, Flint sent 1,600 invoices from August through December to alarm companies. The city charges $79 per police response. A resolution to...

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Detroit enacts enhanced call verification

December 9, 2010Daniel Gelinas

DETROIT—Authorities here have teamed with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition and the Burglar and Fire Alarm Association of Michigan to enact an enhanced call verification policy to help reduce false alarms. The ECV policy went into effect Dec. 1 and, according to SIAC, resolves a situation that could have gone very badly for the industry. Enhanced Call Verification goes beyond a traditional single call to the premises, in that it requires a second call to a cell phone or alternative number...

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