Did you know that the city of Wilmington has an official false alarm program? It’s true; just call (866) 377-8834 to during normal weekday business hours to ask your false alarm questions. Many cities around the country are implementing similar programs, due to the high volume of costly false alarm activations they receive. But what is a false alarm, exactly? Our Delaware alarm company can tell you everything you need to know.
According to the Wilmington Police Department, an alarm may be considered false when evidence indicates that no unauthorized entry, robbery or other such crime was committed or attempted in or on the premises which would have activated a properly functioning alarm system. Evidence is crucial when your alarm sounds, and unwarranted alarms are no laughing matter.
In fact, they are so serious that the city of Wilmington imposes fees for false alarm activations. The good news is that your first two false alarms are free. After that, the false alarm fees for homes in Wilmington, DE are:
- 5th or more=$250
For commercial alarm owners, the stakes are even greater. Here are the false alarm fees for businesses in Wilmington, DE:
- 5th or more=$550
And if your alarm is not registered with the city (you can apply for a permit here), then you must pay $100 for every police response you receive – whether your alarm activation was a valid emergency or not. That is why it is so important to register your security system by obtaining an alarm permit from the city.
B Safe Security is here to help our customers understand alarm ownership better. If you have questions regarding owning and operating your security system, contact our Delaware alarm company today. We will be glad to speak with you.