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Important Information for Alarm Users
City of Antioch, CA Ordinance No. 2161-C-S (Municipal Code Chapter 14 of Title 4)
The City of Antioch has adopted a new alarm systems ordinance concerning the regulation of alarm systems and police response to false alarms within the City. A 3rd party (PM AM Corporation) will be administering the notifications, billing (including on-line payment), collections, registration applications and processing for residential and commercial alarm systems, as well as the collection of fines and fees related to false alarms. The below link will direct you to the City of Antioch Alarm Registration website. The link is also located on the City of Antioch web page and the City of Antioch Police Department web page.
“Alarm system” means a device or series of devices, which emit or transmit an audible or remote visual or electronic alarm signal, which is intended to summon Police response. The term includes hardwired systems, surveillance cameras and systems interconnected with a radio frequency method such as cellular or private radio signals, and includes local alarm systems. It does not include an alarm installed in a motor vehicle or a system which will not emit a signal either audible or visible from the outside of the building, residence or beyond, but is designed solely to alert the occupants of a building or residence.
“False Alarm” means an alarm dispatch request to the Police Department which results in the responding officer finding no evidence of a criminal offense or attempted criminal offense.
False Alarm Fine:
An alarm user shall be subject to fines depending on the number of false alarms within the 12-month registration period. The fines are based upon the below schedule.
Burglary/Robbery/Panic Hold Up – Registered location Fine Schedule
Burglary/Robbery/Panic Hold Up – Non-registered and expired permit location Fine Schedule
All fines are due within 30 days from the invoice date.
Late Fee for False Alarms:
A late fee of 5% shall be charged if the alarm user fails to pay the false alarm fines within 30 days from the invoice date.
An alarm registration can be suspended for the following reasons:
In addition to the false alarm fines, a supplemental fine listed below shall be charged for operating a suspended alarm system:
An alarm registration suspended for excessive false alarms can be reinstated by completing the following requirements:
An alarm registration suspended for non-payment can be reinstated by completing the following requirements: