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As used in this chapter:
(a) "Alarm system" means any device installed at a residential, commercial or industrial structure or facility, which device is designed or used for the detection of an unauthorized entry, a robbery, fire, smoke, sprinkler activation, a disturbance or any other unusual occurrence, and transmits an alarm signal which is detectable off the premises where it is located, by any means, including, but not limited to, bells, sirens, lights, radio signals and telephone line or direct wire connections to receiving devices. Not included in this definition are alarms on motor vehicles.
(b) "Alarm user" means the person responsible for the operation of an alarm system located in the City.
(c) "Deceptive alarm" means the activation of an alarm system by any means other than by an occurrence that the system was designed to detect, including, but not limited to, employee errors, system malfunctions, negligence in installation, operation or maintenance, power failures or fluctuations, weather conditions, except those so violent as to activate a large number of local alarm systems at the same time, unknown reasons and any system test which was not announced to the Police and Fire Communications Center and the Fire Division in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Not included in this definition is the making of false alarms as prohibited by Section 648.08 of the General Offenses Code.
(Ord. 3-1986. Passed 2-24-86.)