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(A) A self-installer/alarm user shall:
(1) Maintain the alarm site and the alarm system in a manner that will minimize or eliminate false alarms:
(2) Maintain an up-to-date list of responding parties with the alarm installation or monitoring company, or in the case of a self-installer, the Alarm Coordinator;
(3) Make every reasonable effort to have a responding party respond to the alarm site location within twenty (20) minutes when requested by the law enforcement agency in order to:
(a) Deactivate an alarm system;
(b) Provide access to the alarm site; and/or
(c) Provide alternative security for the alarm site.
(4) Not activate an alarm system for any reason other than an occurrence of an event that the alarm system was intended to report.
(B) A self-installer/alarm user shall adjust the mechanism or cause the mechanism to be adjusted so that an audible alarm signal of an alarm site will sound for no longer than ten (10) minutes after being activated.
(C) A self-installer/alarm user shall not use automatic voice dialers.
(D) A self-installer/alarm user shall maintain at each alarm site, a set of written operating instructions for each alarm system.
(E) All self-installers/alarm users shall agree to go through an “acclamation period” for the first seven (7) days after installation of an alarm system during which time the alarm installation company and/or monitoring company will have no obligation to. and will not respond to any alarm signal from the alarm site, excluding panic, duress and holdup signals, and will not make an alarm dispatch request to law enforcement, even if the alarm signal is the result of an actual alarm event. The Alarm Coordinator may grant an self-installer/alarm user’s request for an exemption from this waiting period based upon a determination that special circumstances substantiate the need for the exemption.
(F) This section applies to all individuals and firms, who have installed and/or monitor their own alarm system.
(Ord. 1002, passed 3-14-96; Am. Ord. 2008-003, passed 1-10-08; Am. Ord. 2015-001, passed 5-14-15)