If your home or business has a security alarm, you must apply for a permit annually. Operating a security alarm without a permit can lead to hundreds of dollars in fines. Allen Police use information from permit applications to contact home or business owners, alarm system monitoring companies, or emergency contacts in case of a break-in or false alarm.
Alarm owners also agree to pay additional fees for excessive false alarms. Each owner is allowed up to three false alarms per year without an additional fee. The fourth and fifth false alarms incur service fees of $50 per occurrence; the sixth and seventh false alarms cost $75 per occurrence. After eight false alarms, an owner’s permit is suspended and subject to a $100 reinstatement fee.
Permits cost $50 and expire one year from the date the permit is issued.