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Understanding Permits

What good is an alarm system if no one responds? Registering a permit informs local authorities that your home is protected by a monitored alarm system, helping them be there when you need them most.

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  • What Is a Permit?

    Many local governments require residents to register an alarm permit after activating a monitored alarm system. Permit use varies by jurisdiction, but generally they tell local authorities how many monitored systems are in their communities - helping them manage resources and personnel for emergency dispatches.

    In some areas, responders may not dispatch at all to alarms from an address without a registered system. Plus, registering your system may protect you from penalties or fines if authorities respond to an accidental or false alarm.

  • Do I Need a Permit?

    Some jurisdictions require it, some don't. Make sure to research and familiarize yourself with your local permit laws. Our compliance team may reach out with information once you've purchased your system, and are here to answer questions every step of the way.

  • Have More Questions?

    If you’re interested in the permit situation in your area, please contact us at 1-855-808-1480, or email us at We can help answer any questions you may have throughout this process.