What is a monitored alarm system?

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.

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1. Why do I need an alarm permit?
2. What happens if I operate an alarm system without a valid permit?
3. What is a monitored alarm system?
4. How much will I be charged for a false alarm?
5. How can I appeal a false alarm fee?
6. What is a keyholder and who should be listed?
7. What should I put in the “Other Information” category and why?
8. Are alarm permits transferrable?
9. How do I update my contact information?
10. How do I cancel my alarm permit?
11. Does the City of McKinney Provide Home Security Inspections?