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Security Alarms

The Town of Sidney has a Security Alarm Bylaw that regulates the installation and use of security alarm systems within the Town.

When a security system is installed, either the property owner or alarm company should complete a Security Alarm Application Form.  This form is essentially an emergency contact sheet, which is provided to the RCMP.

The following sections are from Security Alarm Bylaw No. 1241:

  • If in any twelve (12) month period the police respond to three (3) false alarms originating from one (1) alarm system, the Chief Constable shall cause a notice to be sent to the occupier of the property in which the alarm system is installed advising of the occurrence of the false alarms and of the consequences which may arise if further false alarms occur;
  • If in any twelve (12) month period the police respond to four (4) or more false alarms originating from one (1) alarm system, there shall be imposed on the occupier of the property in which the alarm system is installed a fee of $100.00 for the fourth and each subsequent false alarm;
  • Any fees imposed under this bylaw shall be due and payable within forty-five (45) days of invoice and if unpaid on December 31st of the year in which they are imposed, shall be added to and form part of the taxes payable on the real property as taxes in arrears; and
  • If in any twelve (12) month period the police respond to five (5) or more false alarms originating from one (1) alarm system, the Chief Constable may cause a notice to be sent to the occupier of the property in which the alarm system is installed advising that the police shall not respond to subsequent alarms.