Car alarm woes falling on deaf ears
Question: I live in a highrise condominium near a car dealership. We are frequently disturbed by car alarms going off in the middle of the night.
Recently an alarm went off at 4:38 a.m. and sounded until approximately 8:30 a.m. Calls to the city were ineffective.
Thirty-five of my neighbours indicated that they were unable to sleep that night.
We raised the incident with our building manager, but he reported that he had discussed it with two of our board members who did not think the board should be involved.
The building manager also met with the car dealership who informed him that the incident was due to a faulty car alarm.
Car alarms still go off in the middle of the night although not in the same way. How should we approach this problem?
Answer: It seems to me that all the preliminary steps have been taken in this matter.
The management company has been involved, as have two members of the board. The car dealership and the city have been contacted.
If the matter persists, it is up to both the building manager and residents to keep contacting the city as it is the city’s responsibility to enforce noise bylaws.
Ultimately, it is the city’s law that is being breached, not any of the condo rules.
A condo resident is raising concerns about noise from car alarms.