As used in this chapter:
   (a)   “Alarm Administrator” means the Chief of Police or his or her designee, whose responsibility it is to coordinate the administration and documentation of the alarm system's performance as it relates to the effective enforcement of the provisions of this chapter. 
(Ord. 5379.  Passed 10-5-99.)
   (b)   “Alarm system” means any assembly of equipment, mechanical or electrical, arranged to signal the occurrence of an unauthorized entry, robbery or other criminal offense, fire emergency or medical emergency.  For the purposes of this chapter, “alarm system” includes the 9-1-1 telephone system and equipment.  “Alarm system” specifically excludes those installed on motor vehicles, and pay telephones.  (Ord. 5485.  Passed 12-19-00.)
   (c)   “Alarm user” means any person or other entity of any kind who or which is:
            (1)   An owner or lessee and also the user of an alarm system, as the occupant of the premises where the system is installed (the premises);
            (2)   The owner or lessee of such a premises which are occupied by another person or other entity, if there is no written contract stating that the occupant (rather than the owner or the lessee) of the premises is to be responsible for the alarm system;
            (3)   The occupant of such a premises, if there is a written agreement that the occupant is responsible for the alarm system; or
            (4)   The subscriber to or user of telephone services that access the 9-1-1 emergency telephone system and the manager or owner of a business that provides on-premises public pay telephones.
   (d)   “False alarm” means the activation of an alarm system or emergency 9-1-1 telephone system through mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation or the negligence of the owner, lessee or subscriber of an alarm system or any of his or her employees, family members, guests or agents.  “False alarm” includes nuisance 9-1-1 phone calls, whether initiated by equipment failure or human negligence, that result in an activation of the emergency 9-1-1 telephone system which results in a Police or Fire Division response.  Nuisance 9-1-1 calls include those 9-1-1 calls intentionally  generated wherein no police or fire emergency exists and the caller is aware that no actual emergency existed at the time the call was placed.
(Ord. 5379.  Passed 10-5-99.)