The Vermont State Police (VSP) responds to both residential and commercial security alarms within its coverage area. You must register your alarm and pay an annual fee of $50.
After registering and paying the fee, your alarm will receive a specific ID number and be entered into the state police software program.
VSP gives a warning for the first false alarm, but then charges $50 for the second offense and $75 for the third. After the third false alarm, the VSP will place the alarm in non-response mode. There is a comprehensive reinstatement procedure that must be followed to return the alarm to regular response status.
If you live in a town that is not within VSP’s primary coverage area, you should still register your alarm but do not need to pay the fee.
VSP will respond to all verified emergencies — regardless whether or not an alarm is registered.