Sandy Springs has announced an event that brings together homeowners and alarm companies to discuss a new city law coming soon that aims to reduce false burglary alarms.
The May 20 event comes as residents and business owners work with alarm companies all figuring out how to come in compliance with the new law.
False alarms are a drain on the city’s police, so the Sandy Springs City Council voted 2017 for officers to stop responding to any home/business alarms that can’t be confirmed as a crime. Experts say other Georgia municipalities could use the new law as a model.
The Sandy Springs law upset some alarm businesses who have appealed to the courts for relief.
It seems like there is still confusion on both sides about the impending law, so the city invited residents and all 266 alarm companies registered with Sandy Springs to a forum, the city announced Thursday.