Marion County Alarm Information
Forms and Contact Information
Barbara Dickson, Alarm Coordinator
P.O. Box 14500
Salem, OR 97309
code requires alarm users to obtain an Alarm Permit / Protective Sweep Authorization. This Code was created to regulate locations with alarm systems that require law enforcement response when activated. The permit and false alarm fees assist in reducing the cost for response to these calls for service.
Making your alarm system work for you...
Before activating your alarm system
- Check to make sure all doors and windows are locked.
- Be sure to keep your pets, fans, heaters, plants, curtains, etc., away from motion sensors.
- Rehearse with all key holders the procedures to cancel a false alarm.
- All users, such as children, babysitters, housecleaners or any person who is allowed access to your home needs to know how to operate your alarm.
- All users need to know the arming codes, pass codes, telephone numbers and procedures for canceling accidental alarm activation.
- Ensure your security company checks and services your system regularly.
- Ensure your system is current and conforms to the Security Industry Association (SIA) false alarm prevention standards.
Notify your security company
- If you think your system isn't working properly.
- If you hire a housecleaner or babysitter, get a new pet, sell your house or are testing your system.
- If you remodel your home, including replacing windows or doors, sanding or installing new floors, changing phone systems, installing intercoms, ceiling fans or skylights, fumigating or installing anything near the system control panel.
Contact Marion County Sheriff’s Office alarm administration office
- If you change your phone service.
- If you change your name.
Special note: If you have a power outage, low battery signal, or loss of telephone service, please do not contact police, but contact your alarm security company for the appropriate resource.
- Are you and those with access to your home educated on the proper operation of the system?
- Have you regularly communicated with your security company, advising them of changes, problems, or maintenance needs?
- Did you notify the Alarm Administration Office of changes in phone numbers?