AN OVERVIEW OF BURGLAR ALARM ORDINANCE IN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes amended the Burglar Alarm ordinance in May 1998. The revised ordinance established a more lenient policy for assessing fees for false alarm incidents. A false alarm is defined as "any alarm signal which the alarm owner cannot prove was activated by commission or attempted commission of an unlawful act which the alarm system is designed to detect". A brief summary of the City’s Burglar Alarm ordinance follows:
City staff believes that by allowing two "free" false alarm incidents annually, any mechanical problems or accidental activation may be remedied by the alarm owner prior to being assessed a fee. In the event an alarm system malfunctions, the alarm owner is responsible for the immediate repair of the alarm. Please take extra caution when setting your alarm, to make sure all windows and doors are secure. The more time the Sheriff spends responding to false alarms, the less time they have available to perform other public safety duties. Your cooperation is needed and appreciated.
For more information about the Burglar Alarm Ordinance please contact the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Finance Department at (310) 377-0360. For your convenience, you may also send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.