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The Ottawa Police is committed to working together for a safer community. A properly installed and functional alarm system will enhance a residential or commercial property’s security. By reducing the numbers of unnecessary calls for service such as false alarms, it will enable police officers to focus on higher priority calls for service.

Tips to prevent False Alarms

  • Before activating your system: lock all doors and windows; keep pets, balloons, fans, heaters, plants, curtains, seasonal decorations, etc, away from motion sensor areas; know how to cancel the alarm if the system activates.
  • Before activating your system: lock all doors and windows; keep pets, balloons, fans, heaters, plants, curtains, seasonal decorations, etc, away from motion sensor areas; know how to cancel the alarm if the system activates.
  • Educate alarm system users: all users, key holders or any person with legal access to your property must be thoroughly trained in how to operate your system, including knowledge of procedures for cancelling accidental alarm activations.
  • Have your security company check and service your system regularly.  Routine maintenance can help prevent many false alarms.
  • Notify your security company if you plan any remodeling, including replacing doors or windows, changing phone systems, hiring domestic help or adding a pet to the family. 
  • Alarm owners and alarm companies must be responsible for the use and maintenance of alarm systems.  Don’t be part of the problem, be part of the solution.

Find out more about the benefits of registering your alarm with the Ottawa Police. The registration of your alarm system is voluntary but we do strongly encourage it be done.