More than 97 percent of all alarm calls from monitoring companies are false alarms. In addition to personnel and administrative costs associated with responding to false alarms, there is a lost-opportunity cost when officers respond to false alarms and are not available for legitimate threats to public safety or other duties.
The purpose of the False Alarm policy is to encourage alarm owners and alarm companies to properly use and maintain the operational effectiveness of alarm systems in order to improve the reliability of alarm systems and reduce or eliminate false alarms.
Click here to read the City of Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance (including a July 2017 presentation)
All monitored alarm systems are required to be registered with the City of Sandy Springs
Your alarm company is responsible for registering its customers. Please check with your provider if you have any questions related to registration.
For Alarm Companies:
To register an alarm system, please:
- Call 1-855-725-7101
- Download and print the alarm registration form and fax to 877-302-9820
- Click here to register online
Filing an Appeal
Alarm users may appeal an assessment of a false alarm fine or permit suspension to the Alarm Administrator by submitting in writing the reasons for the appeal within ten (10) days of the date of the notice sent. You can email that appeal to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: PO Box 102117, Atlanta, GA 30368-2117. Be sure to include your name, email address, alarm location, date of the false alarm, your permit number, reasons for the appeal, and any supporting evidence.
More information on appeals can be found here
Ordinance and Resolution