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Chico revises ordinance, stops fining alarm companies

April 8, 2015Spencer Ives

In October, the City of Chico, Calif., passed an ordinance to fine alarm companies for false alarm dispatches. The California Alarm Association and SIAC responded, citing precedence in Fontana, Calif., where a similar ordinance was overturned. Now, the City of Chico has opted toward the standard action of fining alarm users for false alarms. Jon Sargent in November told Security Systems News that SIAC remained available to help revise the ordinance. SIAC is pleased with the outcome, Stan Martin,...

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CAA fights Chico on ordinance

November 24, 2014Spencer Ives

CHICO, Calif.—The California Alarm Association (CAA) and the Sacramento Area Alarm Association (SAAA) are filing a lawsuit against the city of Chico, Calif., after the city on Oct. 21 unanimously passed an ordinance that fines alarm companies for false alarms.“Here's the bottom line: Innocent parties are being fined for the conduct of others that's beyond their control, and that's the core of why we have to fight this, and we can't allow this to take place anywhere.” Jon Sargent,...

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California city institutes new alarm policy

June 10, 2014SSN Staff

CHICO, Calif.—Starting June 15, this California city will no longer respond to unconfirmed burglar alarm systems in the city, according to a news release from the California Alarm Association. For police to respond, a burglar alarm must first be confirmed as being valid by a security guard or another responsible party on the scene or through video confirmation of a break-in, the release noted. The policy does not apply to manually activated panic or holdup alarm systems, the release said. In...

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