(a)   “Alarm system” means any assembly of equipment, mechanical or electrical, arranged to signal the occurrence of an authorized entry, robbery, medical and/or fire emergency, or any other activity requiring urgent attention and to which the Division of Police or Division of Fire is expected to respond.
   (b)   “Alarm user” means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, or organization which owns, occupies or has any kind of control over any building, structure or facility where an alarm system is maintained.
   (c)   “False alarm” means the activation of an alarm system through mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation or the negligence of the owner of a lessee of an alarm system or of his employees or agents. It is not a “false alarm” if the activation is caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or other similarly violent weather conditions or other conditions clearly beyond the user, and does not include activating of any alarm system during an authorized fire or emergency drill. This Section does not apply to a person or entity who causes an alarm to be activated while under a reasonably based belief that an emergency is occurring which requires fire or police assistance. (Ord. 87-2000. Passed 11-9-00.)