The town offers to monitor the alarm systems on Atherton properties at no cost.
The ordinance would also increase the fee for registering an alarm with the town from $61 to $100, and add an annual fee of $50.
In an extreme case, where more than 12 false alarm responses are required in a 12-month period, the town would require the property to be monitored by a private alarm company after a 30-day grace period.
The first three false alarm responses would solicit a warning letter from the police department.
— By Barbara Wood
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