posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2:00 PM
Richmond, VA, Requires Alarm System Registration
A false alarm reduction program is helping cut down on unneeded dispatches for Richmond, VA, Police.
The city requires registering all alarm systems and the city could start to fine property owners after a certain amount of preventable false alarm calls.
Those false alarm calls may just seem like a nuisance as a homeowner, but for Richmond Police officers, they actually mean time and money, which could be spent keeping you safe.
"We need to know how to reach them," Public Safety IT Project Manager Bill Hobgood explained. "If necessary the police department or this communications facility will be able to contact people when their alarms go off."