(a) As used in this section FALSE ALARM means the activation of an alarm system through mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation, negligence, or the intentional activation of the alarm system without reasonable and legitimate need by the owner or lessee of an alarm system or his employee or agent.
(b) An alarm system experiencing more than two (2) false alarms for a commercial establishment or four (4) false alarms for a residence within a calendar year is deemed defective and upon written notice to the owner or lessee of the alarm system by the Police Department the owner or lessee shall have the system inspected by an alarm system contractor who shall within fifteen (15) days file a written report to the Department of State Police and the City Police Department of the results of the inspection of the system, the probable cause of the false alarms, and its recommendations for eliminating false alarms.
(c) Upon receipt of the report the Department of State Police may, after notice and hearing, order the owner or lessee to correct the system based upon the recommendations contained in the report.
(d) Failures to comply with this section shall result in any written permission previously granted by the Chief of Police Department pursuant to § 12-79(b) of this ordinance being revoked upon written notice to the owner or lessee of the alarm system by the Police Department containing the reasons for the revocation.
(e) An owner or lessee receiving such notice of a defective alarm system and who fails to comply with this section and where additional false alarms are experienced after such failure to comply shall be fined a minimum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per false alarm.
(Ord. 2667, passed 10-9-1978)