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   PDF Alarm Systems Bylaw #3716

 

Medicine Hat City Council approved the Alarm Systems Bylaw No. 3716 at its regular meeting on June 16, 2006.

The goal of the bylaw is to reduce the number of times emergency services are dispatched to false alarms. The installation of intrusion and fire alarm systems is becoming increasingly popular in residential occupancies as well as commercial businesses.

For a variety of reasons, many systems are prone to false alarms. These alarms routinely prompt the immediate dispatch of Police and/or Fire resources, despite the absence of an emergency. Responding to false alarms is not only an inefficient use of resources, but these alarms also necessitate emergency units unnecessarily negotiating traffic in haste.

The Alarm Systems Bylaw involves registering alarm systems, imposes penalties for repeated false alarms, and provides incentives to upgrade problematic systems.

The Alarm Systems Bylaw came into effect on September 17, 2006. Alarm systems in existence before September 17, 2006 are to be registered within the following 120 days, while systems installed after September 17, must be registered prior to being activated.

Registration Tips

The registration form can be completed in several ways:

  1. If you have Microsoft Word, right-click on the Registration Form (.doc) link above, select "Save Target As..." to save the document to your hard drive. Then you can open, complete, save, and finally email the form back to mhps@mhps.ca
  2. If you have Acrobat Reader, click on the Registration Form (.pdf), then print the form, fill it out and fax it to 403.529.8473 or mail to/drop off at the Police Station or any of the three Fire Stations.

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