Salt Lake City suburbs considering tightening alarm policies

City officials say alarm companies are taking advantage of taxpayers

"The longer this has gone, people have realized that it's a good thing," he said. "It frees up police for people getting beaten up and speeders and that kind of thing."

Cottonwood Heights officials have asked the police department to continue current policies but plan to take another look at the issue in six months. Draper is drafting an ordinance that would change its policies. Before adoption, public hearings will be required.