Ohio Municipality Adopts False Alarm Ordinance, Dealers Must Register With City | #ESC_LLC #FalseAlarms #City #Ordinance | The City Council here has unanimously passed an alarm ordinance aimed at cutting down on false alarms from security systems in homes and businesses.
The legislation includes fines of $35 after the third false alarm and $75 after the fifth false alarm, News 5 Cleveland reports.
Located about 30 miles west of Cleveland, the city experiences on average more than 40,000 calls for police service each year, according to police records. Roughly 8 percent of those calls for service — about 2,400 — are for alarm-related dispatches. Eight out of 10 alarm dispatches end up being false alarms, according to police records.
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