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.
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.