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For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
"ALARM COMPANY." Any private individual or business entity that installs, monitors or services any alarm system within the town.
"ALARM MALFUNCTION." An alarm activation which results in the response of the fire department or police department caused by mechanical failure, malfunction, improper installation, or any other situation where the enforcement official is unable to determine the apparent cause of the alarm activation.
"ALARM SYSTEM." Any electronic or mechanical device transmitting an alarm signal outside the location intended to alert law enforcement personnel to an actual or attempted unauthorized entry into a building or to the commission or attempted commission of a crime, or intended to alert fire or emergency medical personnel to an actual or suspected fire or medical emergency.
"ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL." The fire chief or the police chief of the town or their designated representatives.
"FALSE ALARM." An alarm activation which results in the response of the fire department or police department caused accidentally, avoidably, negligently, intentionally, or because of misuse of the system by the owner, his or her immediate family, employees, servants, guests or agents. An alarm is not considered a false alarm if activated due to malicious causes beyond the control of the owner.
"OWNER." Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity owning or leasing an alarm system.
(Ord. 1254, passed 8-17-95)