If you’re not already aware by now, your jurisdiction may require you to obtain a permit in order to operate a professionally monitored alarm system. Before we could even find the right spot to place the base station, Ring notified us that our area Charlotte Mecklenburg required a permit for use. Ring gives you a seven day grace period to decide what type of monitoring you want and to receive a permit number. In some cases, police won’t respond to a call
from a monitoring center without a permit number. Fines for false alarms could also
be pretty hefty they reach up to $500 in Charlotte, for example. The plastic itself feels cheaper than its Nest competitor, but Ring claims the base station is “smash proof” it’ll still call authorities in a beaten state.