Alarm Industry Steps Up to Reduce False Alarm Calls through Enhanced Call Verification

It is no secret that responding to false alarm calls places an undue burden on police resources and affects agencies’ responses to more serious calls. There are a number of effective strategies that have been developed jointly by the IACP’s Private Sector Liaison Committee and the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) to help reduce false alarm calls. These strategies include the development of a model ordinance, registration guidelines, graduated fine structure, new equipment standards, suspension of response to chronic abusers, and an in-house or outsourced billing and tracking component.