For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ALARM BUSINESS. The business of selling, leasing, maintaining, inspecting, serving, repairing, replacing, altering, moving or installing any alarm system.
   ALARM SYSTEM. Either a burglar or holdup alarm system.
   AUDIBLE ALARM. An alarm system which, when actuated, generates an audible sound on the premises. This AUDIBLE ALARM may or may not be combined with a method of transmitting a signal to a remote point.
   BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEM. A method of detecting and signaling the presence, entry or attempted entry of an intruder into protected premises.
   CENTRAL STATION. Premises, usually maintained by an alarm company, equipped to receive and display signals from intruder alarm systems.
   CITY. This city or such officers or employees as may be designated by this chapter to have specific duties in relation to this chapter.
   FALSE ALARM. An alarm signal necessitating response by police or other public safety agency where an emergency situation does not exist.
   PROTECTED PREMISES. The part of a building to which protection is afforded by an alarm system.
   RESPONSIBLE PARTY. An individual, corporation or organization having an ownership interest in or control over an alarm system.
   SILENT ALARM. An alarm signal transmitted in such a manner that any intruder into the premises is not aware of the signal.
(2013 Code, § 17-219) (Ord. 14459, passed 5-9-1994; Ord. 14508, passed 9-11-1995)