§ 99.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ALARM SYSTEM. A device or assembly of equipment or devices designed or arranged to signal the presence or existence of hazard requiring urgent attention of Police or Fire Department personnel. These systems include:
      (1)   Intrusion alarms, robbery alarms, fire alarms and any other alarm which requires an emergency response by the police or fire department;
      (2)   Those systems terminating at a dedicated piece of equipment within a public safety agency;
      (3)   Automatic devices which transmit voice reproductions or messages over telephone lines; and
      (4)   Systems which notify certain alarm stations who in turn notify a public safety agency.
   ALARM USER. Any person who owns, possesses, controls, or otherwise exercises dominion over a premises or property, or who regularly supervises the operation of any business thereon, on or in regard to which premises or property an alarm system is maintained, except for alarm systems within or on vehicles. If an alarm system in or on a vehicle is connected, either by wire, signal or other means with an alarm system in or on other property, the person using such vehicle alarm system is an ALARM USER. A person owns or controls property if he is the grantee under a deed, purchaser under a contract or a tenant.
   FALSE ALARM. The activation of an alarm system resulting in a signal or call being received by the Police or Fire Department when there is no threat to life, safety, or property requiring their urgent attention in, on, or at the property in regard to which the signal or call was sent. A FALSE ALARM includes activation of an alarm system caused by human error; a mechanical or system malfunction which results from neglect or failure to maintain; or an intentional activation when no threat is present. A FALSE ALARM does not include activation of an alarm system as a result of a force majeure such as flood, tornado, earthquake, lightning, explosion, prolonged shortage of energy supplies or the restoration of energy supplies, riots or other acts of civil disorder or disobedience, or terrorism.
   FALSE FIRE ALARM. The activation of an alarm system resulting in a signal or call being received by the Fire Department when there is no threat to life, safety, or property requiring their urgent attention in, on, or at the property in regard to which the signal or call was sent. A FALSE FIRE ALARM includes activation of an alarm system caused by human error; a mechanical or system malfunction which results from neglect or failure to maintain; or an intentional activation when no threat is present. A FALSE FIRE ALARM does not include activation of a fire alarm system as a result of a force majeure such as flood, tornado, earthquake, lightning, explosion, prolonged shortage of energy supplies or the restoration of energy supplies, riots or other acts of civil disorder or disobedience, or terrorism.
   PERSON. A natural person or a firm, organization, association, partnership or corporation.
(Ord. 2018-G-07, passed 7-17-18)