A new ordinance in Wichita, Kansas increases fees for alarm systems to $25 and raises fines. Two free false alarms a year are granted, one for police, one for fire. Thereafter: $40 for two false police alarms; $100 for two false fire alarms. Ten or more false police, $350; 10+ false fire alarms, $750.
A revised ordinance in Lincoln, Nebraska., increases fines for false alarms and mandates alarm system registration. The revision allows six false alarms during a two-year period, but increases the fines – 7 to 15, $100; 15 and above, $250.
Buena Park, California., City Council has increased fees for false alarms. Alarm owners are allowed three false alarms within a 12-month period. THereafter, they will be charged $113. Offenders were previously fined $50 for the fourth false alarm.