False Alarm Impact on the Community

False alarms are concerning because of the following reasons:

  • Take police and fire fighters away from real emergencies. This embarrassing situation endangers responding authorities and the whole community by needlessly diverting public safety resources
  • Desensitizes communities to actual incidents of crime and can lead to neighbors ignoring your alarm when it goes off
  • Make your security system less reliable and credible
  • May make you reluctant to arm your system, exposing your home and property to undetected theft or fire
  • Cost citizens time, personal security and money, as many jurisdictions assess costly fines for excessive false alarms