Whether you live in the City of Miami, Coral Gables or Homestead Fl, having a monitored alarm system forces you to comply with the false alarm ordinances of the perspective city you live in. The days of having a defective home or business alarm system creating false alarm police dispatches with no consequences is over.
According to local authority statistics, 95% of actual dispatched alarms are false alarms. This costs the city millions of dollars annually in law enforcement officers responding to these false alarms. The cost of responding to these false alarms has caused the local authorities to put the burden back on the home and business owners. Around the country alarm system owners are being penalized for excessive false alarms by having to pay for false alarm fines. And here in Miami Dade County it is no different.
False Alarm Fines
In Miami Dade the police department has created a schedule of false alarm fines that quite reasonable. As with anything else the local responding authorities realize that an alarm system can malfunction at some point and thus they give an allowance annually of permissible false alarms without any penalty to the home owner. The following is the schedule of false alarm fines assessed by Miami Dade in one calendar year.
And all subsequent false alarms are charged at a rate of $180 per occurrence. If the fines are ignored and not paid then the alarm system location is placed on a no response list and the police department will no longer respond to alarm conditions.
Causes of False Alarms
In a research study done throughout the nation it is determined that 90% of false alarms are caused by user error. The following is a list of common reasons why alarm system users are the main cause of false alarms.
Failure to give a proper password when the alarm system is activated.
Failure to have a proper security access code.
Failure to properly close doors and windows.
Failure to answer their phone when the central station calls.
These and other reasons are main causes of false alarms in Miami Dade County
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3650 NW 82 Ave Suite 405
Miami, Fl 33166
786-325-7867 or 305-233-6044
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