Alarm registration due Oct. 30

The City of Williams Lake is reminding monitored alarm holders that alarms must be registered with the City before Oct. 30.

  • Oct. 6, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The City of Williams Lake is reminding monitored alarm holders that alarms must be registered with the City before Oct. 30.

The fee is $15 for residential alarm systems and $20 for commercial and other alarm systems.

Registration can be done in person at city hall. Alarm holders are asked to pick up a registration form from Development Services at city hall and fill it out completely. Required information includes:

• Name

• Phone number

• Address

• Alarm company name

• Type of alarm (intrusion, panic, silent, holdup)

• Keyholder (who will respond when an alarm is triggered).

After Oct. 30, an automatic $100 fee will be charged for the RCMP or fire department to respond to a non-registered alarm.

Fees for excessive false alarms start at $100 and will be applied on the third after three false alarms in a 365-day period.

On the fourth and subsequent false alarm, the fee is increased to $150.

Emergency service providers will continue to respond to all alarms, regardless of how many false alarms have been reported at an address.