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Trumbull Cops: Register Your Home Burglar Alarm by Oct. 15

Trumbull Police Headquarters, 158 Edison Road
Trumbull Police Headquarters, 158 Edison Road
Trumbull police have issued a reminder that home burglar alarm users can register their alarms up to Oct. 15, but a penalty applies after that.

Failure to register means a penalty of $100 and $50 for every false alarm after that if the system remains unregistered. There are also fines for more than two false alarms in one year.

In passing the ordinance, the police department said in total, responding to all false alarms each year would keep two police officers off the road for a year. Two officers must respond to false alarms.

Police respond to almost 3,000 false alarms a year, Police Chief Thomas Kiely has estimated.

The fines would increase for each offense: 
  • Third, fourth, fifth violation .....$100 
  • Sixth, seventh, eighth violation ..... $125
  • Ninth and subsequent violations .....$150
"If cancellation occurs prior to law enforcement arriving at the scene, this is not a false alarm and no fee will be assessed," according to the rule. "Multiple activations within a twenty-four-hour period may be considered as one (1) false alarm for the purpose of charged fees." 
 
But an alarm user who takes an "alarm awareness class" can have their first fine dismissed. The fines can also be appealed.

The complete Municipal Code can be viewed and/or printed on the Police Department Home Page http://www.trumbull-ct.gov//content/10623/10655/11011/15514.aspx

Under Police Forms and Documents click on False Alarm Abatement Ordinance - Eff. 1-1-13. A registration form can be downloaded on the same web page by clicking on Trumbull Alarm Registration Form.

Registration Forms can also be picked up anytime at the Police Department. 

JR October 11, 2013 at 07:28 AM
Next year we will be billed for annual registration.
D V October 11, 2013 at 08:09 AM
Seems you're the first one screaming, Flynn, as it so happens. Feel better?
Tom Kelly October 11, 2013 at 08:25 AM
Kimberly, this has been the point of all of us who opposed this poorly written law, and who oppose this classic example of government overreach. Trumbull Republicans claim they want smaller government, and then pass a law which requires all of those with a security alarm not only to register, but to give the name, address, and telephone number of anyone who has a key to their house. To be clear, the intent was to reduce false alarms, and the fining mechanism is a deterrent to do just that. The fining portion of the law could have been implemented without requiring town residents to submit so much personal information to the government. Let's hope that this list never falls into the wrong hands. The CT DMV just had a privacy breach where personal data of many job applicants was inadvertantly posted on their website. If the bad guys ever find out which homes have alarms, they also know which homes don't.
LovesTrumbull October 11, 2013 at 10:41 AM
I don't even see the link that is mentioned for the application, am I missing something? Just want to check it out, not so sure I want to divulge this information.
JL October 11, 2013 at 12:45 PM
The article mistakenly has the links backwards which is why you can't find the registration form. Here is the link to the registration form itself: http://www.trumbull-ct.gov/filestorage/7112/7189/Trumbull_Alarm_Registration_Form.pdf

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