Permits and False Alarms

Permits

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do I need an alarm permit?

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    Your local city, county, or police jurisdiction is requiring that all alarm systems are to be registered with their office. Some jurisdictions may not respond to alarms or false alarm fines may be higher if the system is not registered. If you are not sure if you need a permit with your local jurisdiction, you can always contact them via phone.

  • How much do alarm permits cost?

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    Alarm permits vary in cost depending on your local jurisdiction, though the average is around $30 a year paid to the city/jurisdiction. Some areas do require by law that Protect America process these registration permits, in which case that cost may be rolled into your monthly bill. If you are not sure if you need a permit with your local jurisdiction, you can always contact them via phone.

  • Where can I submit my alarm permit?

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    Once you have paid for your permit, it can submitted by logging into your My Protect America account via the Manage Account option at the top of this page and select the “Submit Alarm Permit” option. You can also send it via fax at 1-877-463-2040 or via email at licensing@protectamerica.com. If your permit does not require payment or a registration fee, send the form to the address provided on the form.

  • Why do I need an alarm permit?

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    Your local city, county, or police jurisdiction is requiring that all alarm systems are to be registered with their office. Some jurisdictions may not respond to alarms or false alarm fines may be higher if the system is not registered. If you are not sure if you need a permit with your local jurisdiction, you can always contact them via phone.

  • How much do alarm permits cost?

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    Alarm permits vary in cost depending on your local jurisdiction, though the average is around $30 a year paid to the city/jurisdiction. Some areas do require by law that Protect America process these registration permits, in which case that cost may be rolled into your monthly bill. If you are not sure if you need a permit with your local jurisdiction, you can always contact them via phone.

  • Where can I submit my alarm permit?

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    Once you have paid for your permit, it can submitted by logging into your My Protect America account via the Manage Account option at the top of this page and select the “Submit Alarm Permit” option. You can also send it via fax at 1-877-463-2040 or via email at licensing@protectamerica.com. If your permit does not require payment or a registration fee, send the form to the address provided on the form.

False Alarms

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a false alarm?

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    A false alarm is any time emergency services are dispatched to the residence or business when there is not an actual emergency. An example would be when the Duress code is typed in on accident instead of the Master code to disarm a system, which would result in Police dispatch.

  • How much do false alarm fines cost?

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    Depending on your local jurisdiction and number of occurrences, false alarm fines can vary anywhere from $25 to $300. It’s important we help you understand how these can be prevented so you don’t have to pay unnecessary fines or have emergency personnel dispatched needlessly. Feel free to click the Live Chat feature on the right with any questions.

  • Where do I pay my false alarm fines to?

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    There should be instructions on the fine itself on where to send payments and even potentially instructions on how to have the fine waived. If you are still not sure we recommend you contact your local jurisdiction for instructions.

  • What is a false alarm?

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    A false alarm is any time emergency services are dispatched to the residence or business when there is not an actual emergency. An example would be when the Duress code is typed in on accident instead of the Master code to disarm a system, which would result in Police dispatch.

  • How much do false alarm fines cost?

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    Depending on your local jurisdiction and number of occurrences, false alarm fines can vary anywhere from $25 to $300. It’s important we help you understand how these can be prevented so you don’t have to pay unnecessary fines or have emergency personnel dispatched needlessly. Feel free to click the Live Chat feature on the right with any questions.

  • Where do I pay my false alarm fines to?

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    There should be instructions on the fine itself on where to send payments and even potentially instructions on how to have the fine waived. If you are still not sure we recommend you contact your local jurisdiction for instructions.