posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:45 PM by administrator

Horry County, SC, See Less False Alarms After Ordinance

Horry County, SC, officials believe their program to limit the number of false alarms from businesses and homes is working.

A false alarm reduction program that began in February has resulted in more than 510 letters and collected more than $12,000 in fines, said Paul Whitten, the county's assistant administrator for public safety. He said he doesn't have figures yet on whether the county is receiving fewer false alarms this year.

"I feel, anecdotally, we're getting the results we're looking for, and I think it's going to really improve," he said.