Fast Facts on Your Security Systempublished in Totally Wired spring 2010 edition
Keep System “Active” With City.
Do you know your municipality’s alarm system requirements? It is important to keep your system active by registering or paying a yearly permit or false-alarm fees. If you fail to meet compliance with their requirements, they will flag your account as not having a valid permit which means they Will Not Respond in an event of an alarm. Please do not ignore correspondence received.
For example, residents in Kansas City, Missouri are required to submit an alarm permit application for their system along with a $45.00 permit fee. For home security systems, your permit will renew automatically if you have two or less false alarms during the permit year. Between two-to-five false alarms, the city will charge you $40.00 each. You must pay these or they will deny police dispatch on the event of an alarm. Learn more about your city ordinance false alarm policies and contact your municipality’s alarm coordinator for more information.
It has been brought to Atronic’s attention that some insurance carriers are offering an additional discount for installing environmental devices like CO detectors, water bugs and temperature sensors. Contact your insurance dealer for specifics and visit the Atronic Alarms' environmental sensors page.
Most Atronic Alarms’ panels perform a communication test. When a test signal is received then the alarm panel is able to communicate with the monitoring station. However, this does not test system devices, such as windows, doors, smoke detectors, motions, or glass breaks. Device checking is performed during a tune-up or maintenance inspection or by self-testing.
Replace “Smokes” After Ten Years
According to the National Fire Protection Association, smoke detectors need replaced after 10 years. If you have an older system, please contact Atronic Alarms to upgrade your smoke detectors. Please remember to replace batteries in all wireless and electrician-installed smokes. Read more about monitored fire protection.