Residents and business owners must register their burglar alarms by Tuesday, Oct. 15, in order to avoid a penalty.

The town began implementing a false alarm abatement ordinance Sept. 15, requiring home and business security systems to be registered with the town. Failing to register or having multiple false alarms a year will mean fines under the new ordinance. Under the ordinance, residents can be fined $100 a year for failing to register and will be charged $50 for each false alarm without registration.

Registering the alarm is free and entails filling out a one-page form that asks for address, contact information, property keyholders and information on the kind of alarm. Each permit will be assigned a unique permit number and the user shall provide the permit number to the alarm company, according to the ordinance.

Forms are available at the Police Department front desk, at 158 Edison Road. The entire ordinance may be viewed at www.trumbull-ct.gov/content/10623/10655/11011/15514.aspx, under “False Alarm Abatement Ordinance” and a registration form may be downloaded on the same page under “Trumbull Alarm Registration Form.”

Completed forms should be mailed to or dropped off at the department.

Police Sgt. George Floridia said that about 500 alarms have been registered so far. Our original story on the ordinance can be viewed here.