Fast facts from Newport Beach Police to keep our community safe

Courtesy of NBPD

Home & Business Security Alarms

If you are considering implementing an alarm system as part of your home or business security plan, here are a few helpful things to be aware of:

–Alarm systems in the City of Newport Beach are governed by the Newport Beach Municipal Code. A permit is required to operate a commercial or residential alarm system in the city, with residential permits requiring renewal every three years, and commercial permits must be renewed annually.

–There are fines for excessive false alarms requiring police response.

–The Newport Beach Police Department also provides direct monitoring of residential and commercial alarm systems in the city. This service is a limited alternative to private sector central station alarm monitoring.

–For more information on alarm permits and other alarm system ordinances, see the Police Department’s website at You can also contact NBPD’s Alarm Office at 949.644.3723.

This series is courtesy of the Newport Beach Police Department.


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