Freeport Police Alarm
The Village of Freeport is also now requiring that each premises protected by an alarm system be registered with the Village Clerk. This new regulation has been shown in many other communities nationwide to substantially reduce the number of false alarms.
Effective Tuesday, July 5, 2011, enforcement of Local Law 2-2010, Chapter 72 of the Code of the Village of Freeport, will commence. Anyone who controls a premise that is protected by an alarm system as defined in this law must immediately apply for an alarm permit.
Some important features to be aware of:
An alarm installer is required to assure a permit has been taken out prior to any installation.
Each type of alarm requires a permit. Types of alarms include intrusion, fire, hazardous materials, etc.
Fees are authorized to help cover the cost of the alarm regulation. Fees are $50 per annum per type of alarm, or $125 for a three (3) year permit per alarm type.
All alarm systems must be monitored by a central alarm service.
The alarm law extends to both residential and commercial premises.
After a response to a call that is determined to be a false alarm, the alarm user may be required to take corrective action.
Alarm Users or Alarm Installers may be subject to certain civil fees and/or criminal penalties for failure to take corrective actions recommended by an emergency service.
Please take whatever steps are necessary to prevent any violations of these ordinances. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Freeport Village Clerks Office at (516) 377-2300.