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Model Ordinance Information

Over the past several years the alarm industry has worked closely with agencies such the IACP - International Association of Chiefs of Police, NSA - National Sheriffs Association and FARA - False Alarm Reduction Association to develop and refine successful elements for a solid alarm ordinance that will reduce false dispatches and many cases allow for cost recovery. These "best practices" and all recommendations from the MODEL STATES REPORT have been incorporated into the NBFAA-FARA MODEL ORDINANCE. We estimate that over a thousand law enforcement agencies have used part or all of this model. This updated version includes provisons for MULTIPLE-CALL VERIFICATION and SIA CP-01 EQUIPMENT STANDARDS.

This is the version most used by law enforcement and recommended by IACP/PSLC & NSA
Long-Original Version NBFAA(ESA)-FARA Model Ordinance:
Includes administrative details, also approved by IACP/PSLC & NSA
Municipal Ordinance Review Form: This form will help organize information needed during a ordinance revision.
White Paper on Ordinance Billing Options:
This form will help explain the different options available for billing permits - SUGGEST REVIEW BY AGENCY

The following alarm industry documents are also available for review:

ESA Position on Verified Response (non-response):
ESA Position on Fining Alarm Companies:
SIAC Overview Best Practices/Model Ordinance :
List of agencies requiring permits, ECV, Verification, Etc:

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