Have a Home Alarm in St. Louis? You'll Also Need a Permit if You Want It to Work

Another reason we believe the yard signs are better than the actual alarm.
Another reason we believe the yard signs are better than the actual alarm.
It took St. Louis police a half-hour to respond to a home alarm Sunday in south city. By the time police arrived to the scene, the burglar had made off with a gun safe, flat-screen TV and other items.

Police could have arrived much sooner, but the homeowner didn't have a permit for her burglar alarm. So when the alarm company called the police to inform them of the suspected break-in, the police waited until the homeowner called to confirm the burglary. And even that didn't send the police on their way.

KMOV Channel 4 has more details on a little-known law in St. Louis requiring homeowners to register their alarms with the cops.
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