Alarm Systems (City of Las Cruces)
In January 2013, the Las Cruces City Council enacted a new Alarm Ordinance.
The ordinance was created to address problems with the large number of false alarms reported to the Las Cruces Police and Fire Departments.
It was created after studying how others jurisdictions address the problem, public input meetings, and meetings with members of the alarm industry.
The ordinance is intended to reduce the number of false alarms by:
Requiring alarm monitoring companies to make two phone calls to the alarm site to determine if the alarm was accidently activated.
Deter false activations by creating fines for alarm sites with repeated false alarms.
Identify nuisance alarms sites and only respond to these alarm sites when an emergency has been verified by a means other than the alarm.
Require new alarms systems to be installed with equipment designed to prevent false alarms.
The MVRDA Alarm Systems Department has been selected by the City of Las Cruces to administer their Alarm Ordinance. MVRDA will collect all alarm registration fees, monitor the instances of false alarms, and issue fines for three or more false alarms per year.
ANNUAL ALARM REGISTRATION FEES:
Commercial Alarm - $25.00
Residential Alarm - $25.00