What is a false alarm?

A False Alarm is any alarm activation caused by human error or equipment malfunction requiring police response, with no evidence of an actual crime having been committed. Some of the most common causes of false alarms are as follows:

  • Incorrect keypad procedures
  • Failure to train authorized users
  • Failure to secure doors and windows before arming the system 

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1. What is a false alarm?
2. How can we reduce false alarms?
3. Campbell Municipal Code Section 5.34.130