Plainfield amends registration rules for home alarm systems
By Madhu Mayer Correspondent November 6, 2012 12:10PM
Updated: January 10, 2013 1:46AM
If you are a homeowner about to install a security system, the village of Plainfield has news for you.
The Plainfield Village Board recently approved a change that removes the registration requirement and fee for residential alarm systems.
Traci Pleckham, director of management services, said the registration requirement for commercial alarms remains unchanged. Residents would not need to renew their residential alarm licenses/registrations starting with the 2013 calendar year, she said.
Pleckham said the ordinance was amended to streamline the process for residents.
Residents still will be subject to the current fees for false alarms, which are $50 for four false alarms and $100 for five. After the fifth mishap where police response is required, residents will be charged $200 every time a false alarm is activated during a 12-month period.
Homeowners are not charged for the first three first alarms.