Town of Middletown
Alarm Registration for False Alarm Prevention
Law Enforcement personnel respond to thousands of false alarm calls yearly. These unnecessary responses result in an enormous burden in manpower and expense; which in turn reduces the time available to respond to real emergencies. The Police Department encourages all home owners and businesses with alarms to comply with the state law, Title 24, Chapter 12. Failure to do so could result in a civil fine by the State of Delaware.
Delaware False Alarm Reduction Program
False Alarm Prevention Tips
What is a false alarm?
The Delaware alarm ordinance defines a false alarm as: "a security dispatch request to a law-enforcement authority, when no emergency of actual or threatened criminal activity requiring immediate response exists."
Did you know?
Three main causes of false alarms are: 1) user error, 2) installation/service errors, and 3) equipment failure.
Major causes of false alarms:
City of Wilmington
New Castle County
City of Newark