The Alarm Unit was established in 1988 for the purpose of reducing and regulating the number of False Alarms that Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to. Due to false alarms, deputies have less time to handle calls for service (emergency and non-emergency), investigate crimes, provide proactive patrol, and back up other deputies in emergency situations. False alarms also tie up phone lines and dispatchers in our communications center, thus making it harder for citizens to get through when they call.
You can help reduce the number of false alarms by becoming familiar with what causes them and the prevention techniques that can reduce them. We have compiled some tips and resources to show you how.
Please note that the information on this website pertains to Burglar Alarms only. For information regarding Fire Alarm Permits, please contact Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.