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Titan Products Group Canasa Bulletin

Alberta RCMP change alarm response policy effective July 13

Written by: Canasa

As of July 13, 2018, RCMP in Alberta no longer respond to alarms that are triggered just once, saying the practice has not been a good use of resources.

According to Cpl. Chris Warren, they received 15,500 one-hit alarms last year which took up about 8,000 human resource hours, hours that could have been dedicated to more urgent calls.

A one-hit alarm means one motion censor in a home or business has been tripped, whereas someone illegally entering a building is likely to trip multiple sensors. It is unlikely that someone moving about a property would trigger a one-hit alarm.

RCMP will still respond to ATM, multi-zone intrusion, panic, duress, holdup, glass break, domestic violence and verified alarms, the latter of which include any alarm at a school or financial institution during business hours.

According to Cpl. Chris Warren, they received 15,500 one-hit alarms last year which took up about 8,000 human resource hours, hours that could have been dedicated to more urgent calls.

A one-hit alarm means one motion censor in a home or business has been tripped, whereas someone illegally entering a building is likely to trip multiple sensors. It is unlikely that someone moving about a property would trigger a one-hit alarm.

RCMP will still respond to ATM, multi-zone intrusion, panic, duress, holdup, glass break, domestic violence and verified alarms, the latter of which include any alarm at a school or financial institution during business hours.

Read article on CBC here.

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