N.C. town to enforce false alarm penalties

The town of Kannapolis, N.C., is set to begin cracking down on false alarms by home and business owners.

According to an article published by SalisburyPost.com, false alarms have reportedly made up just slightly more than 99 percent of all alarm calls that the Kannapolis Police Department has responded to in recent years.

For third and subsequent false alarm offenses, residents and business owners, who are required to register their alarm systems with the city, will now face a series of fines ranging from $50 to $250. Those who have 10 or more false alarms at their location will be fined $500, have their alarm permits revoked and response by police to their address suspended for alarm calls.