705.04 Duties of the alarm user.

(a)   An Alarm User shall:     
 (1)   Obtain an Alarm Registration for the Alarm System as required in Codified Ordinance Section 705.06.      
(2)   Maintain the Alarm Site and the Alarm System in a manner that will minimize or eliminate False Alarms;      
(3)   Make every reasonable effort to have a Responder to the Alarm System’s 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)   An Alarm User shall adjust the mechanism or cause the mechanism to be adjusted so that an alarm signal audible on the exterior of an Alarm Site will sound for no longer than ten (10) minutes after being activated.   
(c)   An Alarm User shall have a Licensed Alarm Installation Company inspect the Alarm System after two (2) False Alarms in a one (1) year period.  The Alarm Administrator may waive a required inspection if it determines that a False Alarm(s) could not have been related to a defect or malfunction in the Alarm System.  After four (4) False Alarms within a one (1) year period, the Alarm User must have a  Licensed Alarm Installation Company modify the Alarm System to be more false alarm resistant and provide additional user training as appropriate. [See Appendix A for Installers False Alarm Prevention Checklist]    
(d)   An Alarm User shall not use Automatic Voice Dialers.   
(e)   An Alarm User shall maintain at each Alarm Site, a set of written operating instructions  for each Alarm System.   
(f)   All Alarm Users shall agree with their Alarm Installation Company and/or Monitoring Company to go through an “acclimation 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.   
(g)   This Section applies to all individuals and firms, who have installed and/or monitor their own Alarm System   
(h)     All equipment, the use or installation of which is subject to this Chapter, shall be maintained in good operating condition.  The Chief of Police or his designee, may require that repairs be made whenever it is determined that such are necessary to assure reliability of operation.    
(i)     The sensory mechanism used in connection with such devices shall be adjusted to suppress false indications of fire or intrusions so that the devices will not be actuated by impulses due to transient pressure change in water pipes, short flashes of light, wind noises such as the rattling or vibrating of doors or windows, vehicular noise adjacent to the installation, or other forces unrelated to genuine alarms. (Ord. 46-19.  Passed 4-5-19.)