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ALARM COMPANY: The business, by an individual, partnership, corporation or other entity of selling, leasing, maintaining, servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, moving, installing or monitoring an alarm system at an alarm site.
ALARM DISPATCH REQUEST: A notification to a law enforcement agency that an alarm, either manual or automatic, has been activated at a particular alarm site.
ALARM SITE: A single fixed premises or location served by an alarm system or systems. Each tenancy, if served by a separate alarm system in a multi-tenant building or complex, shall be considered a separate alarm site.
ALARM SYSTEM: A device or series of devices, including, but not limited to, systems interconnected with a radio frequency method such as cellular or private radio signals, which emit or transmit a remote or local audible, visual or electronic signal indicating an alarm condition and intended to summon law enforcement service of the Municipality, including the local alarm system. Alarm system does not include an alarm installed on a vehicle or person unless the vehicle or personal alarm is permanently located at a site.
ALARM USER: Any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity who (which) uses or is in control of any alarm system at its alarm site.
AUTOMATIC VOICE DIALER: Any electrical, electronic, mechanical or other device capable of being programmed to send a prerecorded voice message, when activated, over a telephone line, radio or other communication system, to a law enforcement agency.
CANCELLATION: The process by which an alarm company providing monitoring verifies with the alarm user or responsible party that a false dispatch has occurred and that there is not an existing situation at the alarm site requiring law enforcement agency response.
CHIEF OF POLICE: The Murray City Police Department Chief of Police or designee.
CITY: Murray City Corporation.
CONVERSION: The transaction or process by which one alarm company begins monitoring of a previously unmonitored alarm system or an alarm system previously monitored by another alarm company.
DURESS ALARM: A silent alarm system signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a life threatening situation or a crime in progress requiring law enforcement response.
FALSE ALARM: An alarm dispatch request to a law enforcement agency, when the responding officer finds no evidence of a criminal offense or attempted criminal offense after having completed an investigation of the alarm site.
HOLDUP ALARM: A silent alarm signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a robbery in progress.
KEYPAD: A device that allows control of an alarm system by the manual entering of a coded sequence of numbers or letters.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY: The City Police Department or other law enforcement agency.
LICENSE: A license issued to an alarm company to sell, install, monitor, repair, or replace alarm systems by the State of Utah.
LOCAL ALARM SYSTEM: Any alarm system that annunciates an alarm only by an internal or external audio device.
MONITORING: The process by which an alarm company receives signals from an alarm system and relays an alarm dispatch request to the City for the purpose of summoning law enforcement response to the alarm site.
ONE PLUS DURESS ALARM: The manual activation of a silent alarm signal by entering at a keypad a code that adds one to the last digit of the normal arm/disarm code (normal code = 1234, 1 plus duress code = 1235).
PANIC: An alarm system signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a life threatening or emergency situation requiring law enforcement response.
PERSON: An individual, corporation, partnership, association, organization or similar entity.
TAKEOVER: The transaction or process by which an alarm user takes over control of an existing alarm system, which was previously controlled by another alarm user.
ZONES: Subdivisions into which an alarm system is divided to indicate the general location from which an alarm system signal is transmitted. (Ord. 17-25)