Do I need a permit for my home security alarm system?

Home Security Alarm System Police Permit

Do “Non Monitored” home security alarm systems need an alarm permit?

Does it make a difference if the alarm system is monitored by a security alarm company, or if it is a “local” system that doesn’t notify the police?

What happens if I don’t get an alarm permit?

I have a home security alarm system, but it is not monitored by an alarm company.  Do I still need an HPD alarm permit?  In Honolulu County, Oahu, Hawaii the answer is Yes.  If the alarm rings, and a neighbor or passer by calls the police, you will be fined $100 for not having a permit (first offense).  If you live in a different county (Hawaii County, Maui County, or Kauai County) the laws are different.  As of the time of this post, there are no permitting or false alarm programs for the outside islands, but I am sure that will not last forever.  If you live in another state, the laws will differ.  Non-permit and false alarm fines can be very steep, and to make things worse, the police may not even respond to an alarm call if the proper permits and paperwork are not on file, or if you are not current on any fees or fines that are due.  If you are unsure, then call your local police department and get their help on verifying that you are in compliance.

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One Response to “Do I need a permit for my home security alarm system?”

  1. Manupupule Says:

    Correction, The State of Hawaii has no lawful jurisdiction in the kingdom of Hawai’i which is at present currently under prolonged illegal occupation, thus said fine can be invalidated on the basis of a lack of territorial jurisdiction as evidenced by the Political Science Dissertation.