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Know Your Security Alarm & Fire Alarm False Alarm By-Law: Hamilton Police & Fire

Hamilton Alarm MonitoringKnow Your By-Law:  Hamilton Police & Fire

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 Hamilton.

Security Alarm System Response Policy from Hamilton Police Services:

In depth information on the City of Hamilton’s Security Alarm Response Policy can be viewed by viewing this blog post:


Fire Alarm Response Policy for Hamilton Fire Services:

For false fire alarm dispatches which are as a result of a failure to notify the fire department or the alarm monitoring company (FMC) for any work on site or testing of the fire alarm system, a fee of $500.00 shall be levied.

Where the Fire Department responds to 4 or more false alarms in the same building in a 30 day period, a fee of $350.00 will be applied to each response.

Where the Fire Department responds to 6 or more false alarms in the same building in one calendar year, a fee of $350.00 will be applied to each response.

Full details on these policies can be viewed by following these links:

Hamilton Police Services Security Alarm Response Policy:


Hamilton 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 through Enhanced Call Verification, please refer to this blog post.

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