Alarm permits and why you may need one:
Most cities require an alarm permit to help fund the cost of responding to home burglar alarms and false alarms. Many police departments won’t respond to home alarms if no alarm permit is on file with the city. The authority having jurisdiction in your area may require you to register your monitored or non-monitored home alarm system with the local police department. There is an annual fee – usually $25 to $100 – which is payable by you, the alarm system user.
Typically, you can google your city name and the words "alarm permit" to find the link to fill out the alarm permit application and follow their instructions to complete the submission of the document.
Your local police department will provide you with a permit number. If your system is professionally monitored, you will need to add this permit number to the monitoring information found on your abode web app under Account>>Billing>>>Update Permit Number button at the top right.
Keep in mind that many police departments will not respond to home alarms that don’t have a valid permit.
What info do I need to complete the alarm permit application?
The abode alarm system is sold on line as a DIY system and the owner is responsible for the installation, and the support of the system, not the abode company or any other stores that may sell the system.
Unless the permit application requests the manufacturer's name (Abode System Inc.) this name should not be used as the name for the installer, or the support company on the alarm permit application. You can use "self-installed", “ self-supported” or DIY as the name of your installer and or supported by in any applicable field.
Make sure to include any required payment with your application.
If the alarm manufacturer or monitoring company's information is requested, you can use the following:
Alarm Monitoring Information
United Central Control, Inc. (Subsidiary of C.O.P.S monitoring)
8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 500
San Antonio, TX 78229
Alarm Company info.
Online sales for DIY alarm system
Abode System Inc.
2625 Middlefield Rd #900
Palo Alto, CA 94306
What if my city requires either the alarm company or the monitoring service to submit the alarm permit?
Some cities may require either the alarm company or monitoring service to obtain the alarm permit from the customer and pay the fees then collect the fees from the owner of the alarm system. If your area has these requirements, please contact us at email@example.com and we will be glad to submit your permit information and contact you once the process is completed.
To update your permit number in abode....
1. Log into the abode Web App (https://my.goabode.com)
2. Choose Account >>> Billing
3. At the top of the Billing page, click the "Update Permit No" button
4. Change and Save your new Permit Number
Important: Abode Systems shall in no event be liable or responsible for damage or injury to any person or property occasioned through the use, maintenance, or operation of any abode device, and shall be indemnified and saved harmless against claims for damage or injury in such cases.
Abode Systems shall not be responsible for the periodic testing or maintenance of any abode system or devices or monitoring equipment or fines incurred from false alarms or related alarm permitting fines or issues. The user is responsible for obtaining their alarm permit. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any alarm permitting questions or help.