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1. The duties of an alarm business shall be as follows:
a. To install and be available to maintain the alarm or alarm system in good working order and to take reasonable measures to prevent the occurrence of false alarms.
b. To instruct each of its alarm subscribers and/or the principal occupants of the buildings or premises protected by an alarm system in the proper use and operation of the system. Such instruction will specifically include all necessary instructions in turning the alarm on and off and in avoiding false alarms.
c. To provide each purchaser and subscriber with a copy of the pertinent provisions of this chapter relating to alarm subscriber duties, false alarm assessments and appeal procedures.
d. To maintain records as to each of the alarm systems, devices and services which should include the name of the owner or occupant of the premises, the name and telephone number of the owner or occupant of the premises, the name and telephone number of the customer/subscriber, a primary person and at least one alternate responsible for responding to the premises when the alarm is activated, and information concerning whether the alarm system includes an audible alarm.
2. Alarm businesses which do not monitor, maintain, service or install alarms or alarm systems within the town shall not be subject to subsections A1a through A1d of this section, but shall be responsible for instructing each person who purchases an alarm or alarm system in the proper use and operation of the alarm. Such instruction will specifically include all necessary instructions in turning off said alarm and in avoiding false alarms. (1988 Code § 4-2-5)
B. License Required; Conditions: No person shall engage in, conduct, manage or carry on an alarm business without first applying for and receiving a town business license, and it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in, conduct or carry on an alarm business or represent himself to be or to operate as an alarm agent without first applying for and receiving a license therefor in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. (1988 Code §§ 4-2-5, 4-2-7)
C. Tangible Business: No license shall be issued to an alarm business which does not maintain a physical location from which the business is conducted.
D. Renewal Of License: The license must be renewed annually. (1988 Code § 4-2-5)
E. Suspension Or Revocation Of License; Appeal:
1. Grounds For Suspension Or Revocation: The town clerk may suspend or revoke an alarm business or alarm agent's license on any of the following grounds:
a. Failure of the permittee to comply with the requirements of this chapter.
b. Conviction of the licensee or any of its officers of a felony.
c. When the licensee or any of his officers, employees or agents has knowingly made any false, misleading, or fraudulent statements of a material fact in any report as required pursuant to this chapter.
2. Appeal: The suspension or revocation may be appealed to the common council of the town within ten (10) working days of the notice of suspension or revocation. (1988 Code § 4-2-6)