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Orange County Code
False Security Alarm Ordinance
Chapter 28 Article 5
Dear Alarm User,


The goal of a successful False Security Alarm Ordinance and False Alarm Reduction Program is to allow existing Sheriff’s Office resources to be allocated in a more efficient manner, thereby enhancing service to the community without any additional financial impact to the taxpayers.

To allow alarm users a 90 day grace period from the effective date of the False Security Alarm Ordinance, false alarm fees will not be assessed prior to April 1, 2013.

Alarm users are encouraged to use this grace period to take any necessary steps to ensure their alarm systems are in good repair to prevent future false alarms and possible false alarm fees.

The most important part of any False Alarm Reduction Program is public education on the causes of, and the problems associated with, false alarms.  Alarm companies and alarm system users must take responsibility for the proper installation and operation of alarm systems in order to eliminate the burden of false alarms on our community. 

Alarm users should always take the proper steps to be sure they are getting a quality system that fits their needs, and that they use a licensed, bonded and insured contractor.  Learning as much as possible about how systems work, what is required of alarm companies that sell systems in Florida, and how to protect themselves from unscrupulous alarm sellers goes a long way towards reducing false alarms and enhancing the safety of the alarm user.  

The False Alarm Reduction Unit works proactively with alarm companies and alarm users by offering any appropriate assistance and educational tools, which allows everyone to become a part of the solution to the false alarm problem.  The reduction of false alarms will provide quicker deputy response to real emergencies, and will allow more time for deputies to engage in proactive policing, enhancing safety in the entire community. 

Citizens, alarm users and potential alarm purchasers are urged to look through the information provided on this site, and feel free to download any of the information they may find helpful.  For questions or clarification on any of the materials and recommendations, call the False Alarm Reduction Unit at 407-836-3969, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Thank you,             

False Alarm Reduction Unit                                                                 



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