(a)   It shall be the sole responsibility of the alarm holder or alarm system owner to select proper equipment and qualified installers to assure proper installation of any alarm system, and properly service and maintain the alarm system at all times. No claim of defective installation or age of the alarm system shall be a defense for a “false alarm” service charge assessed. It is the intent of this section to impose strict liability for any “false alarm” upon the alarm holder to this section and any or all sections of this chapter.
   (b)   No alarm holder or alarm system owner or alarm system lessee shall fail to promptly respond to a request by public safety personnel to disconnect or reset an alarm. Any person responsible for the alarm who fails to respond within a reasonable time period, upon receiving notice by public safety personnel, is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for the first offense. Whoever violates this section more than once in a calendar year, defined as January 1st to December 31st, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
   (c)   No liability will be imposed upon public safety personnel or the City as a result of rendering the system inoperable, nor shall there be any liability for loss or damage to the premises, contents, or business interruption that may occur as a direct result or proximate cause of such action.
(Ord. C64-94. Passed 9-19-94.)