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Do I need a Professional Monitoring permit?

Some cities require residents with home security systems to obtain a permit for professional monitoring. Because false alarms use city resources and waste valuable time for first responders, some cities choose to use a permit system to help offset losses from false alarms with fees.

If you don’t have a permit, you can be fined for false alarms. Unfortunately, each city has different regulations for permits. Ooma Professional Monitoring makes it easy to find out.

While you’re setting up Professional Monitoring, you’ll be prompted to enter your address to figure out whether you need a permit. You’ll also be given a link that will help you register for a permit.

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