SEC. 11-72.  EXCESSIVE FALSE ALARMS PROHIBITED.
   (A)   A false alarm generated by a security alarm system with two or more false alarms during a 12- month period is an excessive false alarm, and is a violation of this article.
   (B)   The excessive false alarm fees and penalties referred to in section 11-73 are civil penalties for which an alarm user is liable. If an alarm user does not timely pay the fees and penalties when billed in accordance with section 11-74.2, the city may recover such fees and penalties by any legally enforceable means.
   (C)   If an alarm user does not make payment within 60 days for excessive false alarm fees and penalties referred to in section 11-73 when billed in accordance with section 11-74.2, the city shall suspend the alarm user's permit.
   (D)   A suspension of an alarm user's permit includes the cessation of police responses to burglary alarm calls to a specified alarm site.
      (1)   Absent the alarm user's written request to their alarm service and the alarm administrator that indicates otherwise, the suspension of an alarm user's permit will not discontinue dispatch responses to the alarm site for robbery, panic, and duress alarms.
      (2)   All police alarm dispatch responses to the alarm site whose permit has been suspended shall be treated and fined as the equivalent of a response to an excessive false alarm, regardless of circumstance or call disposition.
   (E)   If a security alarm system generates five or more false alarms within a period of 12 consecutive months, the city may revoke the permit for the alarm system, regardless of whether or not the alarm user has made timely payment of excessive false alarm penalties.
      (1)   Absent the alarm user's written request to their alarm service and the alarm administrator that indicates otherwise, the revocation of an alarm user's permit will not discontinue dispatch responses to the alarm site for robbery, panic, and duress alarms.
      (2)   All police alarm dispatch responses to an alarm site whose permit has been revoked shall be treated and fined at an amount established by city council resolution, regardless of circumstance or call disposition.
      (3)   Revoked alarm permits that persist with five or more false alarms following the permit's revocation shall be deemed a nuisance, and may be abated at the alarm user's cost.
   (F)   Sections 11-72(A) and (B) shall apply to "monitor it yourself” alarm sites.
(Ord. 2951)