In this series, FMC will outline false alarm by-laws for alarm response in cities in areas that FMC provides service and monitoring. We will present information if you have a security alarm system with security alarm monitoring, or if you have a fire alarm or sprinkler system monitored. Today, we will look at Alarm Response Policies in the City of London.
Security Alarm System Response Policy from London Police Service:
Registration Required: Yes – No Fee
Fee Per False Alarm: $0.00 (Invoiced to FMC, subject to administrative fees)
A Caution will be issued after the first false alarm. After the Second False Alarm, service to the facility will be suspended indefinitely.
Service can be reinstated by paying a $250.00 fee.
Fire Alarm Response Policy for London Fire Department:
Non-Notified False Alarm: (Systems which have not provided notice to the fire department of work being performed or of testing: $700.00
First 5 False Alarms in a Calendar Year: FREE
6th or More in a Calendar Year: $700.00/response
4th or more to same Building in one month: $700.00/response
Full details on these policies can be viewed by following these links:
London Police Security Alarm Response Policy:
London Fire Alarm Response Policy/By-Law:
For information on how to reduce false alarms, visit this blog post.
For information on how to reduce false dispatches on your security alarm system through Enhanced Call Verification, please refer to this blog post.
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This information is current as of the blog posting date.