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Security Alarm Registrations

Security alarm systems within The Blue Mountains are required to be registered with the municipality.

The purpose of the Security Alarm Registration is to establish a procedure that will result in the reduction of OPP false alarm dispatches related to security alarms in The Blue Mountains. A system of warnings, fees and possible suspension of Police response are implemented in the instances of false dispatches.

Registration Fees

Residential Registration - Three Year Period $25.00 (includes HST)
Commercial Registration - Three Year Period $50.00 (includes HST)
Change of Ownership Same as registration fee

Registered Premises

False Alarm #1 in a 365 day period: $0.00
False Alarm #2: $50.00 + HST
False Alarm #3: $100.00 + HST

Non-Registered Premises

False Alarm #1: $0.00
False Alarm #2 and each subsequent false alarm: $200.00 + HST

  • Make sure everyone is fully trained on the operation of the system, including cancellation procedures.  Never give a key to someone who is not familiar with the system.  No ID Code will prompt a police dispatch
  • Schedule regular service calls with your alarm company.  Routine maintenance (including checking batteries) can prevent many false alarms
  • Update your alarm company after any household changes, remodeling, adding pets, etc., to ensure they do not affect the system
  • Make sure your alarm company has up-to-date key holder information and ensure key holders are willing to attend should police require them
  • Make sure all windows and doors are locked before activating alarm systems
  • Upon installation contact the monitoring station and verify the information provided by you to the alarm company representative has been correctly added
  • Make sure the arming delay is set for a reasonable time period
  • Keep pets, cobwebs, balloons, curtains, plants, fax machines, and fans away from motion sensors
  • If you are having problems with your system, contact your alarm company immediately.  False alarms are a tremendous drain on police resources

Duration and Renewal of Alarm Registration

A security alarm registration expires three years from the date of issuance. To renew your registration, submit an updated application form and return with renewal fee to the Security Alarm Coordinator as noted on the application. 

Please note that the Security Alarm Coordinator will notify each alarm holder sixty days prior to the expiration of the registration.

Confidentiality

Information collected for the purposes of the Security Alarm By-law shall be governed by the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.



Contacts

By-law Administration
519-599-3131 x249

By-law Enforcement
519-599-3131 x249

Documents

By-laws