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Bakersfield False Alarm Reduction Program
False Alarm Prevention Tips:

The Bakersfield Police Department encourages owners of alarm systems to properly use and maintain their systems. Alarm systems are a security tool intended to make us feel safe while protecting our loved ones and property.

False alarms occur when the system is not properly used or maintained. Listed below is information and guidelines that will save police resources for true emergencies and improve the overall effectiveness of your alarm system.  

What is a false alarm?

The Bakersfield Municipal Code defines a false alarm as: “an alarm system that emits light or sound or transmits a signal or message resulting in a response by the police department when the situation does not require such response” BMC 5.08.010(m). Bakersfield police responded to more than 12,000 alarms in 2011.

How can I help prevent false alarms?

Ensure that everyone in your household or business has been properly trained on your alarm system. Make sure your alarm system is in good working order, and inspected periodically by your alarm company.

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