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As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
ALARM EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS: Any person, firm, or corporation that sells, leases, or installs automatic signaling devices which transmit alarms upon receipt from an automatic detection apparatus or a manually operated system.
ALARM SYSTEM: Any alarm which sounds on the premises protected by said system or at a remote monitoring location supervised twenty four (24) hours per day. This shall include all fire alarms, medical alert alarms, burglar alarms, and holdup alarms.
ALARM USER: Any person, firm, or corporation on whose premises an alarm system is maintained within the Village.
AUTOMATIC DETECTION SIGNALING SYSTEM: An electrically operated instrument or system which automatically or through manual activation sends signals over signal lines for detection of fire, smoke, a medical alert, an unauthorized intrusion, or a holdup. Also referred to herein as automatic signaling device.
DIRECT CONNECT ALARM SYSTEM: Any alarm system installed which transmits a signal directly to the Village's monitoring system. This includes all systems installed in any occupancy excluding all single-family residential dwellings.
FALSE ALARM: An alarm signal which indicates the existence of an emergency situation, when in fact no such emergency exists, and shall include any alarm signal generated by any fire protection, fire suppression, fire detection, medical alert device, burglar or holdup device by whatever means, but shall not include alarm resulting from any of the following causes:
A. Fire causing structural damage to the protected premises verified by the Fire Department.
B. Earthquake causing structural damage to the protected premises.
C. Hurricane or tornado winds causing structural damage to the protected premises.
D. Flooding to the protected premises due to overflow of natural drainage.
E. Lightning causing physical damage to the protected premises.
F. Telephone line malfunction verified in writing to Fire or Police Department by an authorized telephone company supervisor within seven (7) days of the occurrence. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner or the person responsible for the system to acquire this verification.
G. Electrical service interruption verified in writing to Fire or Police Department by an authorized local power company supervisor within seven (7) days of the occurrence. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner or the person responsible for the system to acquire this verification.
H. Plumbing or electrical malfunctions unrelated to the fire protection system. This shall not include power interruption caused by electricians or other service personnel in the building.
LOCAL ALARM SYSTEM: Any signaling system which when activated, causes audible and/or visual signaling in or on the premises within which the system is installed. (Ord. 17-03-05)