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Know Your Security Alarm & Fire Alarm False Alarm By-Law: Niagara Regional Police & St. Catharines Fire Department

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 Niagara Region with St. Catharines.

Security Alarm System Response Policy Police Car Icon for Fire Monitoring of Canadafrom Niagara Regional Police in St. Catharines:

Registration Required:  Yes – No Fee

Fee Per False Alarm:  $50.00 (Invoiced to FMC, subject to administrative fees)

Niagara Region does not suspend accounts for multiple false alarms.

Fire Truck IconFire Alarm Response Policy for the St. Catharines Fire Department:

First Two False Alarms:  $0.00

Third False Alarm (within a twelve month period of first alarm):  $300.00

Fourth False Alarm (within a twelve month period of first alarm):  $400.00

Fifth False Alarm (within a twelve month period of first alarm):  $500.00

All subsequent False Alarms (within a twelve month period of first alarm):  $1,640.00

St. Catharines Fire False Alarm Policy/By-Law:


Niagara Regional Police Security Alarm Response Policy:


For information on how to reduce false alarms, visit this blog post.

For information on how to reduce false dispatches through Enhanced Call Verification, please refer to this blog post.

If you have any other questions, or concerns, please Contact Us.

The information contained in this blog post is current as of the date of posting.

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