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Some Raleigh Homeowners Find New Law Alarming

Posted February 6, 2004 10:04 a.m. EST

— Raleigh residents will soon have to pay more to operate a home alarm system.

The city passed a new ordinance requiring users to register their system, pay a $35 fee up front and $10 a year after that.

Police hope the fees encourage people to maintain their systems, while decreasing the number of false alarms.

Some homeowners said the fees are unfair and unsafe. They do not want to register their private information.

The ordinance takes effect June 1.