WHEREAS, for more than ten years, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the alarm industry have been involved in a cooperative effort that has dramatically reduced dispatches to false alarms; and
WHEREAS, results from studies indicate that new features in burglar alarm control panels reduce the occurrence and dispatch of false alarms, thereby freeing up law enforcement resources that can be redirected to homeland security and other police issues; and
WHEREAS, the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standard “SIA CP-01” (Security Industry Association) has been developed to establish burglar alarm control panel features that assist in reducing false alarms; and
WHEREAS, Underwriter Laboratories (UL) has tested burglar alarm control panels to this new standard, and a number of alarm panel manufacturers are in compliance; therefore be it
RESOLVED that the International Associations of Chiefs of Police urges municipalities and counties, when developing false alarm ordinances, to consider the SIA CP-01 standard for alarm control panels and all alternatives to managing alarms; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED that the IACP urges all alarm panel manufacturers to manufacture alarm control panels in compliance with the SIA CP-01 standard; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED that the IACP urges all installing alarm companies to utilize alarm control panels in compliance with the SIA CP-01 standard.