False Alarm Ordinance

Horry County Government implemented a False Alarm ordinance on February 1, 2011. Under this ordinance a monitored residence or business will be allowed up to two false alarm responses within a year, beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of each year. Third and subsequent false alarms within this specified time period may result in a $150.00 fine. The ordinance indicates that if a false alarm is the result of a malfunctioning system, a repair receipt stating that the system has been repaired may be submitted in lieu of payment within ten days of receipt of the False Alarm Notification. If satisfactory to the county, the fine may be waived. Please note that only one repair receipt may be submitted in a year.

Other False Alarm Ordinances may apply to incorporated areas. Please check with your local government for more information.

For a copy of the Horry County ordinance please click here or for more information regarding the details of the ordinance contact Horry County Government at 843-915-5000.

How can HTC Security help you reduce false alarms?

Enhanced Call Verification
National statistics have shown that over 70% of all false alarms occur as a result of improper disarming and entry. To help reduce false alarms HTC provides Enhanced Call Verification on all accounts. Enhanced Call Verification attempts to verify alarm activation by making a minimum of two phone calls to two different numbers prior to dispatching law enforcement. This has been shown to reduce false alarms by more than 50%.

HTC Security Maintenance Agreement
Let HTC make sure all of your security components are working properly. For only $3.95 per month HTC Security will maintain your system and provide parts and labor if maintenance is required.* This maintenance program is available to all HTC installed security systems.

*Excludes any maintenance caused as a result of vandalism, lightning or fire. Battery replacements not included.

For more details, please call HTC Security at 843-369-8991.


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