§ 14.139  DEFINITIONS.
   The following words and terms, when used in this Division A, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
   ALARM ADMINISTRATOR. A person designated by the City Manager to administer, control and review the city’s reduction efforts.
   ALARM COMPANY. The business of any individual, partnership, corporation or other entity involving the selling, leasing, maintaining, servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, moving, monitoring or installing any at an located within the city or causing to be sold, leased, maintained, serviced, repaired, altered, replaced, moved or installed any in or on any building, structure facility or other located within the city. Specifically included in this definition and the provisions of this Division A are individuals, partnerships, corporations or other entities performing monitoring services.
   ALARM DISPATCH REQUEST. Notification to a law enforcement or firefighting agency that an alarm, either manual or automatic, has been activated at a particular .
   ALARM SITE. A single, fixed premises, building, structure, facility or location served by an . Each tenant’s space within a multi-tenant building or complex, if served by a separate , shall be considered a separate ALARM SITE.
   ALARM SYSTEM. An assembly of equipment devices, including, but not limited to, systems interconnected with a radio frequency method such as cellular or private radio signal, arranged to emit or transmit a remote or local audible, visual or electronic signal indicating an alarm condition to which the police or firefighting personnel are expected to respond, including, but not limited to, , , and fire alarm systems. ALARM SYSTEMS to monitor temperature, carbon monoxide, humidity, medical emergencies or any other condition not related to the detection of a fire, a criminal intrusion into an or an attempted robbery at an are specifically excluded from the provisions of this Division A. ALARM SYSTEMS installed on a vehicle or person are also excluded unless the alarm is permanently affixed to a specific location.
   ALARM USER. The person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind which uses or is in control of an at an , regardless of whether it owns or leases the system.
   ALARM VERIFICATION PROCESS. An independent method by which an attempts to verify with the or responsible party that a signal from an requires an immediate dispatch of police or firefighting personnel. In the case of a fire alarm, failure to obtain a response from an , or responsible party will result in an immediate dispatch of firefighting personnel.
   AUTOMATIC VOICE DIALER. An electrical, electronic, mechanical or other device capable of being programmed to automatically send a pre-recorded message, when activated, over a telephone line, radio or other communication system, to a law enforcement or firefighting agency.
   BURGLARY ALARM. Any system, device or mechanism for the detection and reporting of criminal intrusion, or attempted intrusion upon an to a remote receiving station for the purpose of dispatching law enforcement personnel.
   FALSE ALARM. An alarm signal eliciting notification to and a response by police where the responding police officer, having completed a timely investigation of the , is unable to find any evidence of a crime, or attempted crime.
   HOLD-UP ALARM. A silent alarm signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a robbery in progress to law enforcement personnel.
   LOCAL ALARM SYSTEM. Any that enunciates an alarm only by an interior and/or exterior audible sounding device and is not monitored by an .
   PANIC ALARM. An audible or silent signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a life-threatening or emergency situation requiring the dispatch of law enforcement personnel, including, but not limited to: duress and ambush alarms.
(1958 Code, § 137.02)  (Ord. 66-64, passed 11-28-1966; Ord. 70-6, passed 2-3-1970; Ord. 74-105, passed 11-18-1974; Ord. 82-38, passed 9-27-1982; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 95-21, passed 11-20-1995; Ord. 2000-33, passed 12-18-2000)