Sudbury

Fees for false security alarms go up in Sudbury

Having a security system false alarm in Sudbury is going to cost a little more in 2014.

Having a security system false alarm in Sudbury is going to cost a little more in 2014.

One thing that will be more expensive in 2014 is having a false alarm with your security system. Sudbury police will charge $125 to respond to a false alarm, up from $100 last year.

A bylaw allows Sudbury police to charge a fee when officers respond to a false alarm at a home or business. It will cost $75 if police go to your home for no reason this year, up about $15 dollars.

However the $75 only applies if one is registered with Sudbury police, otherwise the fine is $125 dollars.

Sudbury police go to about 4,500 alarm calls a year, and about 1,200 of them are false.

In 2012, Sudbury police collected about $117,000 in false alarm fees.

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