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Akron PD Adopts Strict Alarm Response Policy

December 5, 2013
The shift in department policy is in response to decades of false alarms sounding from businesses and residences that city leaders say needlessly tie up police officers.

Alarm Industry Vows to Fight Detroit PD's Verification Policy

August 17, 2011
A trade association representing the security industry pledged to challenge the Detroit Police Department's new policy requiring verification of the break-in before officers respond to a burglar alarm.

Detroit Police Require Alarm Verification for Burglary Response

August 16, 2011
Starting Monday, the Detroit Police Department will only respond to burglary calls if the alarm company provides verification that an actual break-in has occurred.

Calif. City Considers Fines to Combat False Alarms

July 15, 2011
To offset the cost of police response to false alarms, the Bakersfield (Calif.) Police Department has proposed an ordinance that would implement escalating fees for false alarm response. In 2010, 97 percent of the Bakersfield PD's 17,725 alarm calls in were false. Police responded to 10,115 calls, which cost the department more than $1 million.

Radio Spectrum Auction Threatens Alarm Communications

April 15, 2011
Legislation currently being deliberated in Congress if adopted could result in the subsequent auctioning of portions of radio spectrum used by the electronic security industry to transmit alarm signals.

CryWolf's Smartphone App Assists Officers In Alarm Response

April 8, 2011
When responding to alarm calls, law enforcement personnel need quick access to alarm system and occupant information. Instead of contacting dispatch or the alarm companies for the information, officers can access the CryWolf alarm management database directly from their smartphone.

False Burglar Alarms

June 1, 2008

The majority of burglar alarm activations are not by bad guys. False alarms account for 10 to 25 percent of all calls to the police. Each call usually requires the response of two officers for 20 minutes. In 2002, American police responded to 36 million alarm calls, costing $1.8 billion.

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