§ 9.74.040  STANDARDS FOR EQUIPMENT AND OPERATION.
   (A)   All new alarm systems shall meet or exceed the minimum standards for alarm systems as set forth in this ordinance. All existing alarm systems shall meet these standards within one year of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, unless the City Council modifies the requirement upon a showing of good cause.
   (B)   All premises entry alarm systems terminating at the police alarm board shall include a device which will provide a minimum of 15 seconds delay of the original transmission, and activate a signal immediately in such a manner as to be perceptible to a person legitimately entering, leaving or occupying the premises. Alarm systems not equipped with such a delay device must comply or not be connected to the police alarm board.
   (C)   All alarm systems shall be applied with an uninterrupted power supply in such a manner that the failure or interruption of the normal electric utility service will not activate the alarm system.
   (D)   All audible alarm systems shall include a device which will limit the duration of the audible sound to a period of 15 minutes. Those alarm systems installed prior to the passing of the ordinance codified in this chapter and not equipped with an automatic deactivator must comply with this requirement within 90 days after the effective date of the ordinance.
   (E)   Any audible alarm system which does not automatically reset and/or rearm itself as herein provided, or which generates an audible sound in excess of the time limitations herein prescribed, is declared to be a public nuisance and may be summarily abated by the Police Chief or Fire Chief or their designated representative. Such summary abate-ment shall not be a bar to any other remedy provided herein, or at law, including but not limited to revocation and/or suspension of any permit issued for such alarm or alarm system and/or criminal prosecution.
('86 Code, § 9.74.040) (Ord. 4164, passed  - - )  Penalty, see § 9.74.160