Kansas Town of Leawood Turns to Enhanced Call Verification

City of Leawood advances fine structure, turns to ECV, requires second false alarms go through prevention program


The Johnson County Sun (Kansas) reported today that false alarms in the city of Leawood will be subject to a new fine structure and new alarm response requirements.

On Aug. 7, the city council voted to update an older 1994 ordinance that started fines on the fourth alarm. The updated ordinance makes false alarm reduction efforts a bit stronger. The alarm industry-endorsed protocol of Enhanced Call Verification has been selected by the city, and the city also reported standardizing alarm panels. Upon the second false alarm, alarm system owners will need to attend a False Alarm Prevention course. Upon the third false alarm, fines will be levied.

According to The Johnson County Sun, "more than 75 percent of residents and businesses had no false alarms in 2005."