Yes, by keeping a count of false alarms, businesses and residents are informed of deficiencies in their systems. A system that is not working properly can defeat the purpose of having a system. In addition, it diverts police officers' time from other duties and responsibilities.
No charge shall be made for any false alarms during the first ninety days from installation or the first false alarm thereafter annually or for a false alarm to which there was no response by the Police or Fire Department. A charge of ten dollars ($10) shall be made for a third false alarm annually and a charge of twenty-five dollars ($25) shall be made for each additional false alarm.
A charge of twenty-five dollars ($25) shall be made for each of the first three false alarms annually and a charge of fifty dollars ($50) shall be made for each false alarm thereafter annually.