(A)   This article is intended to regulate the activities and responsibilities of those persons who purchase, lease or rent and those persons who own or conduct the business of selling, leasing, renting, installing, servicing, maintaining or monitoring alarm systems, devices or services.
   (B)   It is further intended to encourage the improvement in reliability of those systems, devices and services and to ensure that Police Department personnel will not be unduly diverted from responding to actual criminal activity as a result of responding to false alarms.
   (C)   This article specifically encompasses burglar alarms, robbery/holdup alarms, panic alarms, fire alarms and medical assistance alarms both audible and inaudible (silent). The provisions of this article shall not apply to alarm systems owned by the city when the systems are utilized on premises owned or operated by the city. The provisions of this article shall not apply to audible alarms affixed to automobiles, unless the vehicle alarms are affixed to a central monitoring system.
(Prior Code, § 16-1-1)