For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ALARM SYSTEM. A device or system that transmits a signal intended to summon either the fire or the police emergency services of the city. The term includes an alarm that emits an audible signal on the exterior of a structure. The term does not include an alarm installed on a vehicle, unless the vehicle is used for a habitation at a permanent site, or an alarm designed to alert only the inhabitants within the premises.
   FALSE ALARM. An alarm notification responded to by a Police or Fire Department within 30 minutes of the alarm notification and it is determined from an inspection of the interior or exterior of the premises that the alarm was false or there was no reasonable cause for the alarm.
(Ord. 358, passed 2-8-1994; Am. Ord. 813, passed 3-15-2022)