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Atlanta False Alarm Program Meeting Tonight Tuesday Sept 17

September 17, 2013

City of Atlanta False Alarm Program Informational Meeting
Hosted by Council member Yolandra Adrean
Tuesday September 17, 7-8pm
Jackson Elementary Primary Campus
4191 Northside Drive, Atlanta GA 30342


Below is a message sent to the neighborhood by Atlanta City Council Member, Yolandra Adrean:

Good Afternoon-

In response to questions and concerns from the community, Councilmember Adrean is going to host an informational session on Tuesday, September 17th regarding the new CryWolf alarm registration program. The meeting will be held from 7-8 p.m. at the Jackson Elementary Primary School Campus- 4191 Northside Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30342. In attendance to explain the program and answer any questions will be the City’s COO, Duriya Farooqui, and the Deputy COO, Hans Utz, as well as other representatives the Mayor’s Office and the Atlanta Police Department who are working with CryWolf on implementation of the program. For more information about the CryWolf program, please see the press release below which includes the timeframe for the program to go into effect.

We would appreciate you spreading word of this meeting to your neighborhood and civic associations, and we look forward to seeing you on the 17th.

Thank you,

Katie Howard
Sr. Council Aide
Office of Councilmember Yolanda Adrean
District 8, Atlanta City Council
(404) 330-6051 (phone)

City Residents, Business Owners Must Register Alarm Systems

City of Atlanta residents and businesses are now required to register their security and burglar alarm systems. In 2012, the Atlanta Police Department responded to 65,000 alarm system activations, 95% of which were false alarms or alarms that were cancelled in route. These calls represent more than six percent of total 911 dispatches. With every call taking an average of 20-30 minutes, the equivalent of 8-12 full-time police officers were dedicated to responding to false alarms, thereby taking away valuable public safety resources from more pressing matters.

In an effort to improve public safety and better allocate resources, the City has enacted a series of amendments to the existing False Alarm Ordinance. The new ordinance will take effect on September 15, 2013 and residents will have until February 1, 2014 to register without incurring an unregistered alarm penalty. Residents can register their alarm system for free online at by calling 1-855-725-7102. There is a $150 fine for not registering an alarm. If an alarm is activated and it turns out to be false there is no fine, just a warning. The 2nd false alarm will result in a $50 fine to the homeowner. Fines will escalate for each false call thereafter.

“Our police officers take every alarm call seriously. In many cases, however, the call ends up being nothing more than a false alarm caused by accident or human error,” said Chief George Turner. “This new program will allow our officers to spend more time responding to true emergencies.”

The City of Atlanta’s False Alarm Program will be coordinated by CryWolf alarm monitoring service and software, designed and developed by Public Safety Corporation. CryWolf is a comprehensive false alarm tracking and billing system and has helped agencies across the country and in the Atlanta region reduce false alarms, increase collections, and improve administrative efficiency. The issuance of citations will be determined solely by the Atlanta Police Department.

The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community.

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