Both home owners and business owners who have alarm systems are reminded to use them carefully and help reduce false alarms by regular maintenance checks of your systems twice a year. False alarms are very costly to our community both to the owner of the system and to the Champlin Police and Fire Departments, whose resources are directed in response to false alarms.
ALARM SYSTEM DEFINITION
An alarm system is defined as any mechanical or electrical alarm installation designed to be used for the prevention or detection of criminal, medical or fire conditions. This does not include motor vehicles.
These usually occur when the alarm system has been activated by mechanical failure, alarm malfunction, improper installation or operator error. False alarms caused by thunderstorms, utility line mishaps or other conditions beyond the control of the owner, installer or manufacturer are not included. For tips on how to prevent false alarms, click HERE.
FALSE ALARM RESPONSE FEES
|1 – 3 False Alarms in a calendar year.||No Charge|
|4 – 6 False Alarms in a calendar year (upon notice given).||$75 per alarm|
|7 – 9 False Alarms in a calendar year (upon notice given).||$150 per alarm|
|10 or more False Alarms in a calendar year
(upon notice given).
|$200 per alarm|
If you are a business owner and have questions regarding alarm systems or how to reduce the chance your business may become victim to crime, contact the Champlin Police Business Liaison at (763) 421-2971.