(a)   “Alarm business” means the business by an individual, partnership, corporation, company or other entity of selling, installing, leasing, maintaining, servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, moving or monitoring any alarm system or causing to be sold, installed, leased, maintained, serviced, repaired, altered, replaced, moved or monitored any alarm system in or on any building, structure or facility.
   (b)   “Alarm site” means the specific property or area of the premises upon or within which an alarm system is located or is to be installed.
   (c)   “Alarm system” means any device or combination of devices designed for the detection of an unauthorized entry on the premises or an unlawful act, or of an emergency, which device alerts a government organization of its commission or occurrence and when activated gives a signal, either visual, audible or both or transmits or causes to be transmitted a signal.  For purposes of this chapter, an alarm system shall not include an alarm system or device installed upon premises occupied by the United States Government, the State, or any other governmental entity that is specifically exempted from local control by State or Federal law.
   (d)   “Alarm user” means the person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind in control of premises wherein an alarm system is maintained.
   (e)   “Village Administrator” means the Village Administrator or individual designated by the Village Administrator to administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter.
   (f)   “False alarm” means any alarm activation or signal that alerts a government organization which is not the result of an actual or threatened emergency requiring their immediate response.  False alarms include negligently or accidentally activated alarms or signals; alarms or signals which are the result of faulty, malfunctioning or improperly installed or maintained equipment; and signals which are purposely activated to summon police or emergency services in nonemergency situations.  An alarm caused by an act of God, including but not limited to thunderstorms, lightning and earthquakes, shall not be considered a false alarm.  Multiple occurrences due to equipment malfunction within a twenty-four hour period of activity constituting false alarms may be considered one false alarm for the purposes of this chapter.
   (g)   “Person” means any individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity.
(Ord. 1994-23.  Passed 4-28-94.)