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Registering a Home Alarm System

It is the alarm/monitoring company's responsibility to provide burglar alarm registration information at the time of sale or installation of an alarm system. Every alarm/monitoring company that conducts business within Montgomery County must be licensed by both the Maryland State Police and the Police False Alarm Reduction Section (FARS). Alarm/monitoring companies must provide their Montgomery County license number and the Montgomery County alarm user registration number to 9-1-1 operators when requesting dispatch to an alarm activation.

If you do not have an alarm/monitoring company, you may obtain registration information directly from the FARS. A non-refundable $30.00 registration fee must be paid with each initial registration. A separate registration must be obtained for each alarm user and/or location. Registrations must be renewed on a biennial (2 year) basis at a cost of $10.00. Failure to renew when required will result in no "free" false alarms and the imposition of an additional $100 charge for every false alarm.

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