The State of Delaware and some cities within the state such as Middletown and Wilmington require that you register your alarm system with their false alarm reduction program. A fair amount of alarm related calls the police receive are false alarms, this hinders the police officers from being able to handle real situations. As an effort to keep track of the false alarms and reduce them there have been fees set into place for having a false alarm or having an unregistered alarm system in your home or business. When you register your alarm with any of these entities, they usually give you a couple of pardoned false alarms. If your local police jurisdiction is not listed here, it doesn't hurt to reach out to them to ensure they don't have a program.
A false alarm is an alarm activation that was accidentally caused by human error or a malfunction with the security system equipment, causing the police to respond to your home or business to find no evidence of a crime.
State of Delaware: https://www.crywolfservices.com/delawarede/
New Castle County: https://www.crywolfservices.com/newcastlede/
City of Middletown: http://www.middletownde.org/Alarm-Registration/
City of Newark: http://www.newarkde.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=910
City of Wilmington: https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/how-do-i/register-my-security-alarm-system