City of Fernley

Fernley False Alarm Program Goes Into Effect October 1st, 2018.

Courtesy City of Fernley

On May 3, 2017, Fernley City Council passed a Bill 252, Ordinance #2017-003, amending Fernley Municipal Code, adding Title 6, Chapter 7 False Alarm Reduction to address excessive false alarms use of vital public safety resources. The City of Fernley partnered up with Public Safety Corporation to implement and enforce the ordinance. The Fernley False Alarm Program will go into effect October 1, 2018.

What does this mean to Fernley residents and businesses? If you are not an alarm user, this will not affect you.

An alarm user means any person, corporation, partnership, proprietorship, governmental or education entity or any other entity owning, leasing or operating an alarm system, or on whose premises an alarm system is maintained for the protection of such premises. An alarm system means any single device or assembly of equipment designed to signal the occurrence of an illegal or unauthorized entry or other illegal activity requiring immediate attention and to which law enforcement is requested to respond, but does not include motor vehicle or boat alarms, fire alarms, domestic violence alarms, or alarms designed to elicit a medical response.

The City’s partner, Public Safety Corporation, will contact alarm users and alarm system businesses within the City of Fernley limits to register their alarm system or you can register your alarm online at:

There is no cost to register your alarm. You may also contact the Fernley False Alarm Reduction Program at (855) 732-9027 Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm to register your alarm or if you have any questions.

We at the City hope to substantially reduce the occurrence of false alarms for the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

One thought on “Fernley False Alarm Program Goes Into Effect October 1st, 2018.

  • Joshua Shipley

    I’m unclear about what changes have been made to how law enforcement will react to security alarms and false alarms:
    -Organizations with alarms systems will register with the City and everything will, otherwise, go normally?
    -Registered organizations who have constant false alarms (nuisance alarms) will be tracked over time and charged a ticket or “bill” for the inconvenience of the law enforcement agency reacting to them?
    -Will the law enforcement agency ONLY react to alarms if they are registered within the City’s system?
    -Is there a cost associated with registering the alarm system with the City?
    -Is there a cost associated with being an organization whose alarm system is a nuisance to law enforcement?


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