5-3-2: POLICY AND PURPOSE:
To protect the public health, safety and welfare, the city council deems it necessary to provide for the special and express regulations of alarm systems which are designed to signal the presence of a hazard requiring urgent attention and to which public safety personnel are expected to respond. The city council finds that the regulation of alarm systems is necessary in order to reduce the increasing frequency of false alarms in the city. The great number of and increasing frequency of these false alarms require intensive and time consuming efforts by the police and fire departments and thereby distract from and reduce the level of services available to the rest of the community. This diminishes the ability of the city to promote the general health, welfare and safety of the community. In consideration for the necessity on the part of the city to provide numerous public safety services to all segments of the community, without an undue concentration of public services in one area to the detriment of members of the general public, it is hereby decided that the alarm systems shall be regulated through the permit process described in this chapter. (1974 Code § 907.03)