Alarm Registration

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Registering Alarms in Sandy Springs

Of the nearly 12,000 alarm calls received from monitored alarm systems in 2015, 97% of those were found to be false alarms.  The high percentage results in a financial cost to the public and threat to public safety by the unnecessary diversion of public safety resources.  

To reduce the incidence of false alarms, the City of Sandy Springs implemented its False Alarm Ordinance.  Beginning September 1, 2017, changes to the Ordinance take effect.  Links to view the Resolution and Ordinance are listed below.

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-07-99_A Resolution Establishing Fees for Violations of Chapter 18, Alarm Systems

ORDINANCE NO. 2017-07-15_Ordinance Revising Chapter 18 City’s Code of Ordinances Relating to False Alarms

All monitored alarm systems in Sandy Springs are required to be registered with the City.

To register your alarm system today, you can:

More than 95 percent of all false alarms are caused by user error.  Make sure you and those who will activate the alarm are properly educated on the system’s operation from your alarm company. If you do set your alarm off accidentally, disarm your system as soon as possible and give your alarm monitoring station the necessary password and ID number to have the 9-1-1 call canceled.

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 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 

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