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Feb 13, 2013 6:07 PM by Zach Thaxton

SPECIAL REPORT - MONDAY: false burglary alarm calls bog down CSPD

We buy them for security and peace-of-mind, but the expensive alarm systems we install in our homes and businesses are also putting a strain on local law enforcement.  Colorado Springs police respond to thousands of burglary alarm calls every year and the vast majority of those alarms are false.  It's a costly use of police resources, but with so many false burglary alarms, CSPD is also raking in tens of thousands of dollars in fines levied to repeat false-alarm offenders.  Monday on News 5 at 10:00, an in-depth look at the high percentage of false burglary alarm calls and how it impacts police's urgency in responding.

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