(a)   No alarm user shall operate, or cause to be operated, an alarm system at its alarm site without a valid alarm registration. A separate alarm registration is required for each alarm site. Registrations should be submitted by the alarm user through the alarm company to the Alarm Administrator.
   (b)   No alarm installation company or monitoring company shall install or monitor any alarm system that is designed to elicit the response of the Sheriff's Office without a valid alarm company registration. Companies shall also maintain a valid license issued by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, proof of which shall be submitted with the company's initial registration.
   (c)   Upon receipt of a completed alarm registration application form, the Alarm Administrator shall register the applicant unless the applicant has:
      (1)   Failed to pay a fine assessed under Appendix A-Fines and Fees.
      (2)   Had an alarm registration for the alarm site suspended or revoked, and the violation causing the suspension or revocation has not been corrected.
   (d)   Each alarm registration application must include the following information:
      (1)   The name, complete address (including apartment/suite number), and telephone numbers of the person who will be the registration holder and responsible for the proper maintenance and operation of the alarm system;
      (2)   The classification of the alarm site as either residential (includes apartment, condominium, mobile home, etc.) or commercial; and the complete address (including apartment/suite number), and telephone numbers of the alarm site (if different from the registration holder).
      (3)   For each alarm system located at the alarm site, the classification of the alarm system (i.e. burglary, holdup, duress, panic alarms or other) and for each such classification whether the alarm is audible or silent;
      (4)   Mailing address, if different from the address of the alarm site;
      (5)   Any dangerous or special conditions present at the alarm site;
      (6)   Names and telephone numbers of at least two individuals who are able and have agreed to:
         A.   Receive notification of an alarm system activation at any time;
         B.   Respond to the alarm site within one hour at any time; and
         C.   Upon request can grant access to the alarm site and deactivate the alarm system if necessary;
      (7)   Type of business conducted at a commercial alarm site;
      (8)   Signed certification from the alarm user stating the following:
         A.   The date of installation, conversion or takeover of the alarm system, whichever is applicable;
         B.   The name, address, and telephone number of the alarm installation company or companies performing the alarm system installation, conversion or takeover and of the alarm installation company responsible for providing repair service to the alarm system;
         C.   The name, address, and telephone number of the monitoring company if different from the alarm installation company;
         D.   That a set of written operating instructions for the alarm system, including written guidelines on how to avoid false alarms, has been left with the applicant by the alarm installation company; and
         E.   That the alarm installation company has trained the applicant in proper use of the alarm system, including instructions on how to avoid false alarms.
      (9)   That law enforcement response may be influenced by factors including, but not limited to the availability of Sheriff's Office units, priority of calls, weather conditions, traffic conditions, emergency conditions, staffing levels, etc.
   (e)   Any false statement of a material fact made by an applicant for the purpose of obtaining an alarm registration shall be sufficient cause for refusal to issue a registration.
   (f)   An alarm registration cannot be transferred to another person or alarm site. An alarm user shall inform the alarm company of any change that alters any of the information listed on the alarm registration application within five (5) business days of such change. The alarm company in turn, has five (5) business days to update this information with the Alarm Administrator or face possible suspension of response from the Sheriff's Office until the new registration is received by the Alarm Administrator.
(Ord. 05-02. Passed 3-15-05.)