Public safety officials also want a law requiring alarm users to obtain a $25 permit that would be renewed annually. The permit would require detailed user contact information be registered with the police department.
Police spokesperson Detective Sean Thompson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the fees would be used to pay an outside company to maintain an updated database with the user information for the 911 Center. Alarm companies will be required to have alarm user information including a second contact person to call, Thompson said. That information isn’t continuously updated and couldn’t be relied upon in the past, he added.