A keyholder / responder is an individual capable of reaching the alarm site within 45 minutes and having access to the alarm site, the code to the alarm system and the authority to approve repairs to the alarm system.
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An alarm permit is required by City of McKinney Ordinance for any alarm system that emits or transmits a remote audible, visual or electronic signal indicating an alarm condition and intended to summon law enforcement response.
Under City of McKinney Ordinance 2018-03-024 Sec. 10-21, “A person commits an offense if he operates, or causes to be operated an alarm system without a valid permit issued by the Chief. An alarm permit is not valid if it has been denied or revoked, has not been renewed, or has expired."
Section 10-41 – Violations; penalty. “A person who violates a provision of this article is guilty of a separate offense for each day or portion of a day during which the violation is committed, continued or permitted, and each offense is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 as follows:
Monitoring is the process by which a monitoring company receives signals from an alarm system and relays an alarm dispatch request to the municipality for the purpose of summoning law enforcement to the alarm site.
See City of McKinney Ordinance 2018-03-024, Section 10-24 for fees related to false alarms.
See City of McKinney Ordinance 2018-03-024, Section 10-33 – Appeal from penalty fee, denial or revocation of a permit.
Please include information that would be important for law enforcement to know when they respond to the alarm site, such as weapons, pets, security cameras, special needs residents, etc., on the premises.
No. An alarm permit is nontransferable. If you move, you will need to get an alarm permit for the new alarm location.
You may login to your alarm permit account online and make changes to your account. Changes can also be made by coming to the McKinney Police Department in person.
A request to cancel must be done in writing. You may cancel by sending an email to the Police Department. You may also come to the Police Department in person or mail a request to the McKinney Police Department Alarm Unit at 2200 Taylor Burk Dr., McKinney, TX 75071.
No, the McKinney Police Department does not provide home security inspections.