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1329.11 EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS; OPERATION AND SERVICE.
(a) All equipment used in installation for which a permit is required shall meet the applicable standards of the Underwriters Laboratories and/or the National Fire Protection Association and/or other recognized industry standard. An applicant may be required to submit evidence of the reliability and suitability of the equipment to be installed.
(b) The sensory mechanism used in connection with such devices shall be adjusted to suppress false indications of fire or intrusion, so that the devices shall not be actuated by impulses due to transient pressure change in water pipes, short flashes of light, wind noises such as the rattling or vibrating of doors or windows, vehicular noise adjacent to the installation or other forces related to genuine alarms.
(c) All components comprising such a device shall be maintained by the owner or lessee in good repair to assure reliability of operation.
(d) Each alarm equipment supplier that sells or leases to a person an automatic protection device which is installed on such person’s premises in the City shall furnish that person with instructions as to the way the device operates, along with maintenance instructions.
(e) Each alarm equipment supplier shall also furnish the Building Commissioner with a copy of the instructions as to the way the device operates. If the Building Commissioner finds such to be incomplete, unclear or otherwise inadequate, he may require the alarm supplier to have the same revised to meet his approval and then promptly have copies distributed to persons for whom installation of such devices are made.
(f) Each alarm equipment supplier that sells or leases to a person an automatic protection device which is installed on such person’s premises in the City for which a permit is required shall provide for receiving calls for service, directly or through an agent, on a twenty-four hour basis, seven days a week, and shall respond to such calls within eight hours of the time they are received.
(g) At the time of installation, each alarm equipment supplier shall furnish to the person for whom an automatic protection device has been installed, written information as to how service can be obtained at any time, including the telephone number to call for service; and such person shall be responsible for having the device repaired as quickly as possible after he learns, either from his own sources, or from notification by the City, that the device is not working properly.
(h) The Building Commissioner shall have the authority, at reasonable times and upon oral notice, to enter upon any premises within the City, to inspect the installation and operation of an automatic protection device or signalling device, the purpose of which is to report an emergency to the police station.
(i) All equipment, the use or installation of which is subject to this chapter, shall be maintained in good operating condition. Repairs shall be made whenever necessary to assure proper operation.
(Ord. 13-2002. Passed 3-26-02.)