For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ALARM. An audible or mechanical or electrical signal from a detection system which indicates a disturbance of the detection system or some other activity that requires urgent attention.
   ALARM SYSTEM. Any assembly of equipment which is designed or functions to provide an audible or mechanical or electrical signal which indicates a disturbance or some other activity that requires urgent attention.
   ALARM USER. Any person who owns or is in control of premises protected or intended to be protected by an alarm system.
   AUTOMATIC DIALING DEVICE. A device which is connected to a telephone line and is programmed to transmit to a selected telephone number a voice message or a code signal which indicates a need for an emergency response.
   CHIEF. The Village Marshal or the Marshal’s designee(s).
   EMERGENCY. The reasonable belief that immediate action by police officers will prevent the commission of a crime or will prevent the escape of a person who has committed a crime or will assist a person in need of immediate medical attention.
   FACILITY AND PREMISES. The location or the structure or the property of an alarm user, and includes any and all walk-up windows, drive-up facilities or other auxiliary structures associated with and located within 100 feet of the primary structure provided that the auxiliary structure is owned by the same entity as the primary structure and is physically connected to the primary structure. Each individually owned or operated business within a mall, shopping center or cluster of stores shall be considered as one FACILITY AND PREMISES. Each individually owned or occupied condominium, apartment or other area used for residential purposes shall be considered as one FACILITY AND PREMISES.
   FALSE ALARM. The transmission of an alarm signal requesting an emergency response by the Police Department of the village in instances where an emergency situation does not, in fact, exist, and to which a police officer or officers of the village may personally respond; provided, however, a FALSE ALARM shall not include a situation in which the system has operable stand by battery power and the transmission is caused by an electrical power outage or is caused by a telephone line interruption. In case of a dispute, the burden of establishing the electrical power outage or the telephone line interruption shall be on the user asserting the cause.
   INTERCONNECT. To connect an alarm system to a telephone line, either through an automatic dialing device or through a mechanical device which utilizes a telephone, for the purpose of transmitting an emergency message upon activation or disturbance of an alarm system.
(Ord. 89-12-1, passed 12-19-1989)