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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." An audible, mechanical or electrical signal from a detection system which indicates a disturbance or a detection system or some other activity that requires urgent attention from Municipal Emergency Services.
"ALARM SYSTEM." Any assembly of equipment which is designed or functions to provide an audible, mechanical or electrical signal which indicates a disturbance or some other activity that requires urgent attention from Municipal Emergency Services. For the purposes of this chapter, an "ALARM SYSTEM" shall not include:
(1) An alarm installed on a motor vehicle; or
(2) A smoke detector not connected to an automatic dialing device.
"ALARM USER." Any individual, corporation, partnership or other legal entity in ownership of, or control of, or using an alarm system, including lessors of the systems.
"AUTOMATIC DIALING DEVICE." Any device connected to an alarm system which automatically sends a prerecorded message, signal or coded signal to a selected telephone number(s) indicating the need for a response from Municipal Emergency Services.
"FALSE ALARM." An alarm eliciting or causing a response by Municipal Emergency Services when the situation does not require any the response. For the purposes of this chapter, this does not include alarms triggered by severe and unanticipated or unpredictable atmospheric conditions or other circumstances not reasonable under the control of the alarm user, owner, lessor, installer or maintainer.
"MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY SERVICES." Services, responses and actions taken by the Noblesville Police Department, Noblesville Fire Department, Noblesville Communications Department and any department of the city (such as the Street Department) that responds to a "false alarm" as defined herein. This includes responses by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police and neighboring Fire Departments that have a "Joint/Mutual Aid" agreement with the city or who without any agreement, nonetheless responds to a call for service that results in a "false alarm" as herein defined, within the city.
"PERMIT HOLDER." The individual, corporation, partnership or other legal entity to whom an alarm system is issued.
(Ord. 65-8-03, passed 9-9-03)