These ordinances are in effect as of July 1, 2004. We offer an online alarm registration here.
- Failure to Obtain Alarm Permit - All alarm systems shall be registered with the City of Burlington. Any person or firm that fails to register an alarm system with the City of Burlington, Alarm System Coordinator shall be subject to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
- Civil Penalties - Excessive false alarms for any alarm system within a permit year shall subject the alarm user to a civil penalty.
How to Avoid False Alarms:
Considering the advanced technology utilized by modern home security systems, it may be surprising to learn that the vast majority of calls to police are false alarms. In fact, at least 90% of security system alarm calls prove to be unnecessary. Fire alarms are also susceptible to false alarms often due to a low battery, a loose electrical connection, high humidity, or dirt in the sensor chamber. They require maintenance just like any other household product. Frequently, the most common false alarms are due to human error, which homeowners can easily avoid by following the following tips thus avoiding embarrassment and a potentially costly situation.
- Have your system installed professionally - It may be tempting to skimp on installation costs by doing it yourself, but poorly aligned sensors and other technical problems can lead to a false alarm.