Burgler Alarms

Somerset Town Bylaw Article 16, adopted May 1988, amended March 2004 and May 2005, requires all burglar alarm systems to be registered with the Somerset Police Department.  Part of the registration procedure is to furnish the Department with the name, address, and telephone number of at least TWO OTHER persons who are authorized to open the premises and deactivate the alarm.  All alarm systems must be equipped with a device which will shut off the alarm within fifteen (15) minutes after activation.

The property owner shall be assessed a false alarm service fee as follows: a fee of $25 for the fourth false alarm, a fee of $50 for the fifth, sixth and seventh false alarms, and a fee of $100 for each subsequent false alarm occurring within a calendar year.

 

An alarm registration form can be found here

 

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