The New Castle County Police Department requires homeowners to register their alarm systems with them. Similar programs exist in the City of Wilmington and the City of Newark.
Why was the False Alarm Reduction Program developed?
Through the implementation of this ordinance the reduction of false alarms has allowed the police officers more time to handle calls for service and become proactive in the communities of New Castle County. At the program’s inception there were an average of 13,000 false alarms per year and a response time of approximately 25 minutes, the New Castle County Police were losing over 300,000 minutes (or 5000 hours) of officer time every year to false alarms. This is the equivalent of 2.5 officers spending and entire year working on false alarms. It had been shown that with implementation of a false alarm ordinance, false alarms could be cut by up to 40%. That means that the New Castle County Police would get back about 130,000 minutes (or 2166 hours) of actual police time.
Do I have to register my alarm?
Yes. No alarm user shall operate or cause to be operated, an alarm system without a valid alarm registration. Failure to do so may result in a penalty.
Residents and business owners can register their alarm systems through Cry Wolf, the vendor selected by the New Castle County Police to administer the program. Registration is free and is available through a secure website at http://www.crywolf.us/newcastlede.
Any questions or further information regarding the registration process and applicable fines should be directed to Cry Wolf at 866-839-2731
As a courtesy, Burns & McBride registers those customers whose systems they have installed. Once registered the homeowner will receive a registration confirmation showing their system number. They will also receive a password to the system via e-mail. They can access the system at any time using their e-mail as a login and their password.
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