Pequannock Township municipal code requires that every resident and business that has an alarm system installed, must complete an application and formally register it with the town.
Each application is reviewed and approved by the Chief of Police. This is done to ensure we have the proper contact information, alarm company information and verify the address of a possible emergency.
Tips to Help Responding Officers
- During installation try and properly name the window/door/motion sensors. This allows us to properly identify where a potential break-in may be occurring.
- Ensure everyone at the home is aware of the alarm passcode. The code will disarm your alarm and be used to let the alarm company know that you are the resident/owner and may have set it off in error.
- Complete the alarm registration form with emergency contact information, let us know if you have any animals in the home and share any other information you believe could be helpful.
You can complete alarm registration two different ways. We are accepting applications online via this form.
If you would prefer to complete a paper copy, you can download the PDF here and bring it to the Police Desk at your earliest convenience.
*As per Pequannock Township Code, your application for an alarm system will be considered granted upon its submission and review by the Chief of Police. No certificate or paperwork granting approval will be provided by the department. If there is an issue with your form or it is denied for any reason, you will be notified as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or need to modify your request, you can contact Lieutenant Kevin Nelson by phone at 973-835-1700, Ext. 144 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Is there a fee to register?
A: There is no fee to register your alarm with the town. Simply complete the form at the link below.
Q: What happens when my alarm is set off?
A: Your alarm company will contact our department and officers will respond to your home or business.
Q: What if I have a false alarm?
A: We understand that false alarms happen, which is why the first false alarm is on us. If it happens repeatedly in the same month, you may be fined under Township Code, Chapter 041 (Subsection 03.080: False Alarms and Fines.)