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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 or occupation by any individual, partnership, corporation, or other entity of selling, leasing, maintaining, servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, moving, or installing any alarm system or causing to be sold, leased, maintained, serviced, repaired, altered, replaced, moved, or installed any alarm system in or on any building, structure, or facility or dwelling.
ALARM SYSTEM. Any assembly of equipment, mechanical or electrical, arranged or designed to signal the occurrence of an illegal entry, fire, need for medical assistance, or other activity or hazard requiring urgent attention within a building, home, structure, or facility and to which the Town Police Department or Town Fire Department is expected to respond, including all automatic dialing systems.
ALARM USER. Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind in control of any building, structure, or facility where an alarm system is maintained.
AUTOMATIC DIALING SYSTEMS. Any alarm system or device which automatically sends over regular telephone lines, by direct connection or otherwise, a prerecorded voice message or coded signal indicating the existence of the emergency situation that the alarm system or device is designed to detect.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR. The Chief of Police of the Town.
DEPARTMENT. The Town Police/Fire Communications Center.
FALSE ALARM. An unwanted alarm system activation in which a sensor properly responds to a stimulus, but the stimulus is not an unlawful intruder, robber, fire, fire by-product or medical emergency. Acts of God, electrical power outages and telephone line disorders are excluded from this definition.
LOCAL ALARMS. Those alarms which activate an audible signal within the proximity of the premises only.
(`81 Code, § 100.01) (Ord. passed 12-17-91; Am. Ord. passed 7-14-92; Am. Ord. 96033, passed 6-18-96; Am. Ord. 97082, passed 1-13-98)