I registered a while back, but mostly just lurking until now. I am a police officer in a major US city. I may be taking over a False Alarm position where I would be responsible for billing companies, determining non response etc. One of the main goals of this new position would be to reduce false alarms (mostly residential, but some commercial). Much hgher fines don't seem to have made a huge impact, and the non response criteria is a bit stringent in my mind.

If I get this poition, I will be dealing with alarm companies on a regular basis. So my question to all of you is - What do most cops not know about alarms/alarm companies that we should know and what would you do to reduce false alarms?

Thanks for your input. If this is the wrong sub-forum, I apologize and and ask the moderator to move it.