For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
   ALARM NOTIFICATION. A notification intended to summon the police, which is designed either to be initiated purposely by a person or by an alarm system that responds to a stimulus characteristic of unauthorized intrusion. (Does not include recorded messages to any police or fire station, which are prohibited by § 95.15(C) of this chapter.)
   ALARM SITE. The specific property served by an alarm system that is under the control of one owner, tenant, or lessor.
   ALARM SYSTEM. Any electrical, mechanical, or electronic device or assembly or equipment that emits, transmits, or relays a signal intended to summon, or that would reasonably be expected to summon, by direct or indirect means, the aid of the police services of the city.
   ALARM SYSTEMS BUSINESS. Any person who or entity that sells, installs, services, monitors, or responds to alarm systems.
   AUTOMATIC DIAL. Any device connected to an alarm system which automatically sends a prerecorded message or coded signal indicating the activation of the alarm system to a predetermined location.
   CHIEF OF POLICE. The Chief of Police of the city or the designated representative of the Chief of the Police.
   CITY. The City of Sunset Valley, Texas.
   FALSE ALARM NOTIFICATION. An alarm notification to the Police Department, when the responding officer or a subsequent investigation, finds no evidence on which to reasonably base a conclusion of unauthorized intrusion, or attempted unauthorized intrusion, robbery, attempted robbery, or other illegal activity that the alarm was intended to report.
   LOCAL ALARM. An alarm system that emits a signal at the alarm site that is audible or visible from the exterior of the structure.
   PERSON. An individual, corporation, partnership, association, organization, or any legal entity.
   RELAYING INTERMEDIARY. Any person who reports the activation of an alarm to the Police Department for compensation.
(Ord. 960220, passed 2-20-1996; Ord. 150303-B, passed 3-3-2015)