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Alarm Owners in Johns Creek Should Register Systems

Non-compliance may result in costly penalties.

Last year, the Johns Creek City Council approved an ordinance in the hopes of curbing false alarms. Credit: Patch file
Last year, the Johns Creek City Council approved an ordinance in the hopes of curbing false alarms. Credit: Patch file
Since last September, residents and businesses in Johns Creek who use monitored alarm systems have been required to register their alarms in order to be compliant with the City's new False Alarms Ordinance.

Many owners have completed the free registration, but many more haven't and need to do so in order to avoid receiving a mandatory $100 fine.

Last year, the Johns Creek City Council approved an ordinance in the hopes of curbing false alarms.

More than 5,000 false alarms went off in the city in 2012, which the city says diverts resources from real emergencies and places an undue burden on public safety officers.

"We continue to try and inform people about the new law," said Johns Creek Police Lieutenant Paul Michaud in a news release. "But we still have many people who aren't aware of the required registration. It's a very simple process and we ask all monitored alarm owners to comply sooner, rather than later, so they won't have to pay the fine."

Registration is FREE and easy at JohnsCreekGA.gov/alarm. Monitored alarm owners who don't register and receive a false alarm are subject to a $100 penalty.

Alarm owners who registered their systems with the City in the past (prior to August 1, 2013) need to re-register their systems in order to comply with the new ordinance.

Details about the false alarms ordinance, penalties, and appeal process can be found at JohnsCreekGA.gov/alarm. Questions about the Johns Creek False Alarm Reduction Program can also be answered at 855-725-7100, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.


The City of Johns Creek contributed information for this report that was edited for publication.

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