FARU – False Alarm Reduction Unit
Every legally permitted alarm is allowed one “free” false alarm within any consecutive 12-month period. For permitted alarms, fines are imposed beginning with the second false alarm within the 12-month period and increase from $25 to $400 for nine or more. Ten or more false alarms received by law enforcement for the same site within a permit year may cause the alarm permit to be revoked.
The alarm registration form can be downloaded here. FARU is a member of the False Alarm Reduction Association and the Alarm Association of Florida and complies with guidelines to reduce false dispatches. Call (239) 477-1244 for more information.