Alarm Services

False Alarm Reduction Program

The USC Department of Public Safety provides security alarm monitoring and response to alarm activations. The DPS Surveillance Operations Team has teamed up with individual USC Department’s to provide monthly alarm activation reports. An activation is considered a false alarm when an officer responds and determines that no crime has occurred.  The ultimate goal of this program is to reduce the number of false alarms which unnecessarily utilize valuable public safety resources.

Alarm System Changes Notification

A person arming/disarming or testing an alarm system must call and notify the DPS Alarm Monitoring Center at (213) 740-8210. The dispatcher will request identification, location, and other applicable information to be logged in the DPS Communications system.

Feel free to contact Surveillance Operations Manager, Antonio Soria with any questions or inquiries.