For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   FALSE ALARM. Any and all detonations of burglar alarms or fire alarms (when, in fact, no burglar, thief, interloper or person breaching the peace is on the premises or there is no smoke or fire on the premises) if the detonation was caused by human error or equipment malfunction at the physical premises on which the alarm is installed, but not if the detonation was caused by a malfunction in telephone lines or equipment not located at the physical premises on which the alarm is installed.
   FIRE ALARM. Any alarm system designed to detect and signal the presence of smoke or fire at any premise in the city or any part of the surrounding Rural Fire Protection District served by the Fire Department which is monitored by a commercial alarm company.
   PERSON, BUSINESS or CORPORATION. Any person owning, operating, in control of or managing the premises from which transmission of a false alarm occurred.
(1999 Code, § 96.01)  (Ord. 1422, passed 3-19-1990; Ord. 3639, passed 10-5-2009)