For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      (1)   Any device used for the detection of an unauthorized entry or attempted entry into a building, structure, or facility or for alerting others of the commission of an unlawful act within a building, structure, facility, or grounds, which when activated causes notification to be made directly or indirectly to the Ripley County Sheriffs Department ("RCSD").
      (2)   An ALARM SYSTEM shall not include:
         (a)   An alarm installed on a motor vehicle;
         (b)   An alarm system designated so that no notification is given to the RCSD until after the occupants, an agent of the owner or lessee, or an agent of an alarm system business have checked the alarm site and determined that the alarm was the result of criminal activity of the kind for which the alarm system was designated to give notice;
         (c)   An alarm installed upon premises occupied by the United States, the State of Indiana, or any political subdivision thereof.
   AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE DIALING DEVICE. Any device, excluding a medical alert system, connected to an alarm system which automatically sends a pre-recorded message or coded signal to a law enforcement agency indicating the activation of the alarm system.
   FALSE ALARM. An alarm eliciting a response by RCSD where there is no obvious evidence of an attempted unlawful intrusion or entry (e.g., pry marks, broken windows, footprints, etc.), as determined by the responding officer(s). A false alarm, for purposes of this chapter, does not include alarms triggered by atmospheric conditions or other circumstances not reasonably under the control of the permit holder or installer.
   PERMIT HOLDER. The individual, corporation, partnership or other legal entity to whom an alarm system permit is issued.
   RIPLEY COUNTY. The geographic territory of Ripley County, Indiana.
(Ord. O-1994-1, passed 6-20-1994; Ord. 2018-01, passed 5-7-2018)