Ask the Police. “What is the law regarding loud car alarms constantly going off?
It is 3:00 am and suddenly you are awakened…again, for the fifth time that night. That annoying car alarm down the street is going off…again, and preventing you from getting another good night sleep…again. You lay there gripping the sheets in anger listening to those maddening sounds of chirps, whirls and beeps waiting for the owner, who is probably snoring away peacefully and oblivious to the noise, to turn his car alarm off. However, the alarm just resets itself and goes off again repeatedly every 15 minutes. It is enough to drive you insane. What can you do?
In most states, if not all of them, it is a violation of the vehicle code for an anti-theft vehicle alarm system to sound off continuously without resetting itself within five minutes.
You can call your local Police department and advise them there is a car alarm that will not turn off. Give the Police a description of the car, the location it is parked and how long the alarm has been sounding.
The law gives an Officer the right to remove the car, usually by impounding it, if the car alarm has not silenced itself after 20 minutes after receiving the complaint.
Many times, when I have responded to this type of call, upon arrival we usually do not have to look very far for the suspect car, not only because of the alarm going off but because it is the car with all the eggs, trash and nasty angry notes all over it.
This type of problem usually happens where an over concentration of apartment buildings are located or a parking lot rather than in a housing neighborhood. This is a very frustrating dilemma and if car owners would take into consideration the sensitivity settings when installing car alarms, this problem could be avoided.