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NCJ Number: 51736 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: ALARM LEGISLATION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 247
Sponsoring Agency: National Crime Prevention Institute
Louisville, KY 40205
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MATERIALS ON BURGLARY/ROBBERY ALARM SYSTEMS, INCLUDING RESEARCH REPORTS, MODEL STATUTES, AND LOCAL ORDINANCES, ARE REPRINTED IN A SPECIAL INFORMATION PACKAGE PREPARED BY THE NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION INSTITUTE.
Abstract: THE FOLLOWING RESEARCH REPORTS ARE DOCUMENTED: A STUDY OF FALSE ALARM RATES FOR POLICE IN MULTNOMAH COUNTY, ORE.; A SURVEY OF SECURITY ALARM PROBLEMS (INCLUDING FALSE ALARMS) IN ST. LOUIS MO.; AN ANALYSIS OF EMERGENCY ALARM SYSTEM USE IN LADUE, MO.; AND A SURVEY OF SECURITY ALARM COMPANY OWNERS, WHO WERE ASKED THEIR VIEWS CONCERNING PROBLEMS WITH ALARM SYSTEMS (E.G., WHETHER SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONS ARE PRIMARILY THE FAULT OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS, INSTALLERS, OR USERS). A MODEL BURGLARY AND HOLDUP ALARM BUSINESS LICENSING AND REGULATORY STATUTE DEVELOPED BY THE LEAA'S PRIVATE SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL IS PRESENTED. THE MODEL IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE FOR STATE-LEVEL LEGISLATION AIMED AT PREVENTING AND REDUCING CRIME, PROTECTING CONSUMERS OF ALARM SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, AND IMPROVING THE ALARM INDUSTRY. A MODEL BURGLARY AND HOLDUP ALARM SYSTEMS ORDINANCE DEVELOPED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE IS ALSO PRESENTED. THE ORDINANCE SETS FORTH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO BURGLAR AND HOLDUP ALARM SYSTEMS, BUSINESS, AGENTS, AND USERS. ALSO INCLUDED ARE COPIES OF LOCAL ORDINANCES GOVERNING THE USE OF EMERGENCY ALARM SYSTEMS IN MULTNOMAH COUNTY, ORE., PASADENA, CALIF., SEATTLE, WASH., DALLAS, TEX., AND CERRITOS, CALIF. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; California; False alarms; Missouri; Model law; Municipal ordinances; Oregon; Security; Studies; Surveys; Texas; Washington
Note: SPECIAL INFORMATION PACKAGE
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