Feb 13, 2013 6:07 PM by Zach Thaxton
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.