False Alarms 

What is a False Alarm?

A false alarm is any alarm caused by human error or equipment problems, requiring police or fire response, with no evidence of an actual crime or fire.

Alarm systems were originally designed to protect lives and property. Properly installed, used and maintained, alarms are a real asset. When misused, they become a liability. Each year false alarms cost citizens millions of dollars.  
 
Cost Breakdown Per Alarm Occurrence As of April 1, 2009
 
Residential
Non-Residential
0 – 2
No Charge
0 – 2
No Charge
3 – 5
$110
3
$110
6 – 7
$225
4
$225
8 or more
$335
5
$335
 
 
6-9
$560
 
 
10 or more
$1,120

 

USER ERROR IS THE #1 REASON FOR FALSE ALARMS!

To Avoid False Alarms For Your Home or Business Be Sure To
 
  • Train Authorized Users
  • Secure Doors and Windows Before Turning Alarm On
  • Notify Your Monitoring Facility of Unscheduled Openings or Closings
  • Update Personnel or Key Holder List with Your Monitoring Company 
 
False Alarm Prevention Classes

Classes are mandatory for any alarm subscriber who has five chargeable false alarms in a calendar year. See the link below to access the online course.

You will receive a letter of instruction on how to access the class via the internet. The fee for the class is $39.95 payable by credit card.

False alarms can have a serious impact on Police and Fire Department resources; they may divert staff from real emergencies, and needlessly endanger public safety.

False Alarm Prevention Online Seminar
 
101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193-1899
P: 847.895.4500, F: 847.895.7806

Dial 311 for non-emergency requests