840.10   FALSE ALARMS.
   (a)   No person shall allow more than four false alarms to be transmitted during a six-month period. An alarm shall be classified as false if the responding police or fire personnel see no evidence of fire, smoke, robbery, burglary, vandalism, unauthorized intrusion or medical emergency, provided that in the event the business user can demonstrate to the City Alarm Administrator that such alarm has been unusually and consistently malfunctioning and that the business user has notified the licensed alarm business of such malfunction and the alarm business has failed to correct the malfunction, then the fine provided pursuant to Section 840.99(b) shall be levied on the alarm business as defined in this chapter and not upon the alarm user as defined herein.
(Ord. 1989-62S. Passed 2-19-90.)
   (b)   No person shall knowingly allow his or her alarm system to be used by any person to create a false alarm as defined in this chapter.
   (c)   If any of the charges for false police or fire alarms imposed by Section 840.99(b) and (c) is not paid upon receipt of the invoice for the same, or within thirty days thereafter, such charges shall be referred to the Law Director for filing in civil court.
   (d)   Any person affected thereby may appeal the classification of an alarm as a false alarm herein to the City Alarm Administrator.
(Ord. 1986-177S. Passed 1-19-87.)
   (e)   Any license previously issued under the provisions of this chapter is subject to immediate cancellation by the City Alarm Administrator for the failure of the licensee to cooperate with the City Alarm Administrator to eliminate false alarms.
(Ord. 1989-62S. Passed 2-19-90.)