A false alarm occurs when a security system is activated where there is no emergency – whether it is activated willfully, unintentionally, negligently or inadvertently. It also includes a system that is activated due to mechanical, electrical malfunctions or weather conditions. You must provide an alternate source of power in order to prevent false alarm due to loss of electrical power. We suggest battery power as an alternate.
A true alarm is when an alarm system is activated by an attempted or actual illegal entry, theft, robbery; or an observable act of vandalism. All tests of telephone lines or equipment on the premises, requires prior notice of the testing or repair to the Highland Park Police Department. Please call our non-emergency number at 847.432.7730 in advance to let us know that you will be testing your alarm.
There is no fee for the first two (2) burglar alarm false activations with police response within each calendar year.
After that the following fees result:
3rd False alarm annually $50 each alarm
4-5 False alarms annually $100 each alarm
6-7 False alarms annually $150 each alarm
8-9 False alarms annually $200 each alarm
10-11 False alarms annually $250 each alarm
12+ False alarms annually $300 each alarm
You will receive a letter informing you of the date and time of the activation and the fee schedule imposed by the City of Highland Park. In addition, statements and invoices are mailed on the 15th and 30th of each month.