As used in this chapter:
   (a)   “Alarm Administrator” means the employee of the Police Division or Division of Fire and Emergency Rescue Services whose responsibility it is to coordinate the effective enforcement of this chapter.
   (b)   “Alarm business” means the business, by any individual, partnership, corporation or other entity, of selling, leasing, maintaining, servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, moving or installing any alarm system or causing the same to be sold, leased, maintained, serviced, repaired, altered, replaced, moved or installed in or on any building, structure or facility.
   (c)   “Alarm system” means any assembly of equipment, mechanical or electrical, arranged to signal the occurrence of an illegal entry or other activity requiring urgent attention and to which Police Division or Division of Fire and Emergency Rescue Services personnel are expected to respond.
   (d)   “Alarm user” means any person in control of a building, structure or facility where an alarm system is maintained.
   (e)   “False alarm” means the activation of an alarm system through mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation or the negligence of the owner or lessee of such alarm system or of his or her employee or agent. “False alarm” does not include, for example, alarms caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or other similar violent conditions.
   (f)   “License Division” means the Police Division, which is authorized to issue licenses and collect fees for the same as provided herein.
   (g)   “Local alarm” means an alarm which activates an audible signal within the proximity of the premises only.
   (h)   “Primary trunkline” means a telephone line leading directly into the Police Division for the purpose of handling emergency calls on a person-to-person basis, which line is identified by a specific number in the telephone directory.
   (i)   “Trouble alarm” means an alarm resulting from a shut valve, equipment malfunction, wiring problem or some other form of electrical, electronic or mechanical problem. A "trouble alarm" is also referred to as a "supervisory indicator".
(Ord. 1986-177S. Passed 1-19-87; Ord. 2009-158A.  Passed 2-8-10.)