Alarm Systems

Registering Your Alarm System
All alarm systems within the City of West University Place, monitored or not, are required to be registered. An Alarm Permit Application (PDF) may also be picked up at the Municipal Building, 3800 University Boulevard, in the Police Department.

Application Process
At the time of application, a fee of $30 is required to register your alarm system, which will be billed on your water utility statement. The Alarm Permit Application is renewable at $15 on an annual basis and will also be billed on your water utility statement. After completing the application, return it to the following address either by mail or in person:
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City of West University Place Police Department
3800 University Boulevard
West University Place, TX 77005

False Alarms

These fees are for a 12-month period starting on January 1.
Number of Non-Valid Alarms
Fee
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Alarms
No Fee
4th and 5th Alarms
$50
6th and 7th Alarms
$75
8th Alarm or More
$100 or Greater
Fire or Medical False Alarm Fees $175
DirectLink
DirectLink is an alarm-monitoring program offered by the West University Place Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) departments. Monitoring of your alarm system is extremely important for you and your family's peace of mind and requires the highest level of trust and professionalism. For less than a dollar a day and no contract to sign, your residential or commercial alarm can be monitored by the West University Place Emergency Communications Center.

Monitoring Services
Depending on the signal that is received from the alarm site, Police, Fire or EMS personnel are dispatched immediately, saving valuable time for arrival to your property. Most alarm monitoring companies call, usually from some remote monitoring station and in some cases out of state, to verify your emergency.

Recent surveys found it can take an alarm monitoring service as long as 8 minutes to contact emergency 911 personnel. If you choose DirectLink, whether it's the wireless AES radio, traditional phone line or a VoIP phone (internet phone, i.e. Uverse)., the signal is sent directly to our Emergency Communications Center. And also as an added convenience, your monthly monitoring fee of $35 will appear directly on your water utility statement.

For More Information

For detailed DirectLink information or to download a Permit Application or Amendment Form, visit the DirectLink page or contact the DirectLink Coordinator by email or by phone at 713-662-5860.