A police false alarm means the activation of an alarm system, via an alarm signal, that results in the dispatch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) where unauthorized entry, attempted unauthorized entry, or a police emergency does not exist. False alarms can happen at both commercial and residential premises. To help reduce the incidence of police false alarms, Beaumont adopted a Police False Alarm Bylaw (PDF).
Consequences of False Alarms
Police false alarms are a concern that requires community action to reduce the number of false alarms in order to improve the efficient use of policing resources.