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Appeals Court upholds Sandy Springs ordinance fining alarm companies

July 22, 2020SSN Staff

FRISCO, Texas—The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a controversial ordinance enacted by the city of Sandy Springs, Ga., that fines alarm companies for false alarm generated by their customers.The Georgia Electronic Life Safety & Systems Association (GELSSA), A-Com Security Co. LLP and Safecom Security Solutions Inc. were the plaintiffs in the case.The legal challenge was organized by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), which has managed all aspects of the effort, from...

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On The Editor's Desk

Sandy Springs considers fining dealers for false alarms

July 12, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

The new Sandy Springs, Ga. alarm ordinance, which is set to be voted on July 18, is alarming many in the security industry as it looks to force alarm dealers to pay their subscriber's false alarm fees and fines. “This makes as much sense as a car rental company being responsible for paying your speeding tickets if you get caught speeding in their car,” Dan Gordon, president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA), and owner of Ga.-based Gordon Security,...

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Atlanta suburb begins fines for false alarms

December 28, 2012SSN Staff

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga.—This suburb north of Atlanta is about to join the growing group of Georgia cities fining alarm system owners for excessive false alarms that result in police or fire dispatch, according to 11 Alive, an Atlanta-based NBC affiliate. Sandy Springs' new false alarm ordinance will take effect in the first few months of 2013. The ordinance will require system owners to register with the city. Sandy Springs police are hopeful that the ordinance will drastically reduce the number...

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