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Pedro Barbon
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Username: Peds

Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2010 - 11:29 pm:   

Does the new alarm ordinance require permits for ALL alarm systems or only ones that are monitored by a third party?
 

Adam Henderson, Sergeant
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Username: Adam

Post Number: 6
Registered: 09-2009
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 07:28 am:   

The new alarm permit requires "any person owning or operating an alarm system" to obtain a permit. For additional information, please contact our Records Division at Records@FriscoTexas.gov or 972.292.6000. Thanks for your question.

Adam J. Henderson, Sergeant
Public Information Officer
Frisco Police Department
AHenderson@FriscoTexas.gov
 

Bill Milford
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 04:40 pm:   

Per the ordinance the definition or alarm system is as follows:
ALARM SYSTEM means a device or system that transmits or relays a signal
intended to summon emergency services of the City, and illustrated by, but not
limited to, local alarms. Alarm system does not include:
(a) An alarm installed on a vehicle unless the vehicle is installed at a
permanent site and used for habitation;
(b) An alarm designed to alert only the inhabitants of a premises; nor
(c) An alarm installed upon premises occupied by the City.

Is it the city's position that alarm systems that sound internal sirens/alarms (no external alarm signals) and do not notify the police in any way are not excluded by (b) above?

What is the city's position on an alarm system that was installed by the builder, but is not in any way activated: No power to the system, battery disconnected, no phone to the system, no possible way for it alarm anything?
 

Adam Henderson, Sergeant
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 09-2009
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 01:15 pm:   

If an alarm can be heard by the public, who in turns calls police to have us respond, then it would require a response by emergency services (i.e. police). Some internal alarms are loud enough to be heard outside, thus the complete disarming of your system would be best and would not require a permit. Thanks for your question.

Adam J. Henderson, Sergeant
Public Information Officer
Frisco Police Department
AHenderson@FriscoTexas.gov

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