Does my county require an Alarm Permit?
Q: Why do I need an Alarm Permit and how can I check if my county requires one?
A: An Alarm Permit is required by many counties to reduce the number of false alarms that police and fire departments respond to. These permits are a part of county regulations that enable faster and more efficient response to legitimate emergency situations.
To find out if your county requires an alarm permit for our Kami Pro Security system, visit your local county or city government website. There's usually a 'Permits' or 'Regulations' section where you can find this information. You can also search for your county name and 'alarm permit' from your web search engine to find information on your county site.
Alternatively, you can call your local non-emergency police or fire department number for information on alarm permit requirements.
Q: How do I obtain an Alarm Permit?
A: To obtain an Alarm Permit, you'll typically need to complete an application form provided by your local government or law enforcement agency. This often involves providing information about your home, your alarm system, and emergency contacts. There may also be a fee associated with obtaining the permit. Once approved, you will receive your permit number and expiration date. Remember to renew your permit before it expires to avoid any service interruptions or penalties.
Q: How do I enter my Alarm Permit information in the app?
A: Follow these steps to enter your Alarm Permit information:
- Open the app.
- Tap on the 'Security' tab on the bottom of your screen.
- Choose 'Pro Security Settings' icon from top right of the screen.
- Find and select 'Alarm Permit Number'.
- Enter your Alarm Permit number and expiration date in the fields provided.
- Check the option that you understand that it is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid Alarm Permit.
- Tap 'Save Changes' to update your settings.
Remember to update this information whenever you renew your Alarm Permit.
Q: Why can't I use professionally monitored cameras without providing an Alarm Permit?
A: For the safety of our users and to comply with local regulations, our professionally monitored cameras require an Alarm Permit in certain counties. This is because these systems directly involve local law enforcement when an alarm is triggered. The Alarm Permit ensures that the use of these resources is properly registered and managed within your county. It helps to prevent false alarms and unnecessary strain on emergency services, allowing for a quicker response to real emergencies. We're committed to responsible use of home security systems and to the communities we serve, hence we require this information for professional monitoring.