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Cities across nation"No Response to alarm signals"

According to the ESA Advocacy group On March 12, 2018 a lawsuit was filed in Federal District Court against the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia for violation of alarm companies (that do business in Sandy Springs) substantive and procedural due process rights by arbitrarily fining alarm companies for all alarms that the city determines to be "false". On April 3, 2018, the City of Sandy Springs announced it will not respond to any intrusion alarm signals from 39 companies that have refused to pay fines for "false" alarms.

On April 3, 2018, the City of Sandy Springs announced it will not respond to any intrusion alarm signals from 39 companies that have refused to pay fines for "false" alarms.

ESA , on behalf of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), is seeking your financial support to fund legal proceedings against the City of Sandy Springs. Despite numerous efforts to negotiate with city officials, their recent action has made it clear they will continue with their enforcement of this unconstitutional ordinance. If ignored, ordinances like this can become dangerous precedents that quickly take hold in other jurisdictions around the country, putting your customers and your business at risk. We need your financial support to fund legal action. DONATE NOW

Sandy Springs officials claim to have interest from more than a dozen other jurisdictions in Georgia exploring the adoption of similar ordinances. Meanwhile, cities in Arizona, Colorado and Tennessee are considering similar laws that will hold alarm companies financially responsible for "false" alarms. This federal lawsuit will be expensive, but it is critical to take a legal stand in Sandy Springs, not only for the threat it poses for alarm companies in Georgia, but throughout the country where a similar ordinance could be on the horizon. This is a crucial initiative and ESA, on behalf of SIAC, is requesting financial support from our members. DONATE Today!

To read the city statement regarding its non-response for alarms from the 39 companies, click here. To review the city ordinance, click here.