Chapter 5.22
ALARM SYSTEMS; INTRUSION AND PHYSICAL DURESSlinklink

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5.22.010: PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
5.22.020: DEFINITIONS:
5.22.030: REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO OPERATE ALARM SYSTEM BUSINESS AND AUTOMATIC DIALING DEVICES:
5.22.040: INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE'S REGISTRATION:
5.22.050: USER INSTRUCTIONS:
5.22.060: RESPONSE TO ALARMS; PERMIT REVOCATION:
5.22.070: INTERAGENCY COMMUNICATIONS:
5.22.080: DELIBERATE FALSE ALARMS:
5.22.090: POLICIES:
5.22.100: CITY LIABILITY LIMITATION:
5.22.110: PENALTIES:

5.22.010: PURPOSE AND SCOPE:linklink


A. The purpose of this section is to protect the emergency services of the city from misuse.


B. This section governs intrusion and physical duress alarm systems, requires permits and registration, establishes fees, provides for the allocation of revenues and deficits, provides for revocation of the permit, provides for punishment of violations and establishes a system of administration. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)

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5.22.020: DEFINITIONS:linklink

ALARM BUSINESS: The business by any individual, partnership, corporation or other entity of selling, leasing, maintaining, servicing, repairing, altering, replacing, removing, moving, installing, planning the installation or assisting in the installation of any alarm service.

ALARM SYSTEM: Any assembly of equipment, mechanical or electrical, arranged to signal the occurrence of an illegal entry or other activity requiring urgent attention and to which peace officers are expected to respond.

ALARM USER: The person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization thereof of any kind in control of any building, structure or facility wherein an alarm system is maintained.

AUTOMATIC DIALING DEVICE: A device which is interconnected to a telephone line and is programmed to select a predetermined telephone number and transmit by voice message or code signal any emergency message indicating a need for emergency response.

COORDINATOR: The individual designated by the police department to issue permits and enforce the provisions of this section.

FALSE ALARM: An alarm signal eliciting a response by peace officers when a situation requiring a response by them or other emergency response unit in fact does not exist. It includes an alarm signal caused by conditions of nature which are normal for that area and subject to control by the alarm business operator or alarm user. "False alarm" does not include an alarm signal caused by extraordinarily violent conditions of nature not reasonably subject to control.

INTERCONNECT: To connect an alarm system, including an automatic dialing device, to a telephone line, either directly or through a mechanical device that utilizes a telephone, for the purpose of using the telephone line to transmit a message upon the activation of the alarm system.

INTRUSION ALARM SYSTEM: An alarm system signaling an entry or attempted entry into the area protected by the system.

LOCAL ALARM: Any noise making alarm device.

PHYSICAL DURESS SYSTEM: An alarm system signaling a robbery or other physical endangerment.

POLICE DEPARTMENT: The Taylorsville police department.

PRIMARY TRUNK LINE: A telephone line serving the Valley 911 system or other dispatch services that is designated to receive emergency calls.

VALLEY 911 AND POLICE DISPATCH: The governmental facilities used to receive emergency and general information from the public to be dispatched to the police department. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)
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5.22.030: REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO OPERATE ALARM SYSTEM BUSINESS AND AUTOMATIC DIALING DEVICES:linklink


A. It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, corporation or association to own, manage, conduct or carry on the business of selling, leasing, installing, servicing, maintaining, repairing, replacing, moving or removing, or causing to be sold, leased, installed, serviced, maintained, repaired, replaced, moved or removed in or on any building, residence or other property within the city any device known as an intrusion, or physical duress alarm system, or automatic dialing device connected to an answering service, unless such person is licensed therefor in accordance with Utah Code Annotated section 58-55-101 et seq., and any other applicable laws.


B. The fee for an intrusion or physical duress alarm system business license shall be as specified on the fee schedule.


C. It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain, operate, connect, or allow maintaining, operating or connecting, any automatic dialing device which automatically dials the police department and then relays any prerecorded message to report any robbery, burglary, or other emergency. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)

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5.22.040: INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE'S REGISTRATION:linklink

It shall be unlawful for any person employed by a person having a valid license as an alarm business or company under Utah Code Annotated section 58-55-101 et seq., to engage directly in the selling, leasing, installing, servicing, maintaining, repairing, moving or removing in or on any building or other property within the city any intrusion or physical duress alarm system unless such person shall first be licensed therefor in accordance with all applicable laws. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)
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5.22.050: USER INSTRUCTIONS:linklink

Every alarm business selling, leasing or furnishing to any user an alarm system which is installed on premises located in the city shall furnish the user with written instructions that provide information to enable the user to operate the alarm system properly. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)
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5.22.060: RESPONSE TO ALARMS; PERMIT REVOCATION:linklink

Except for alarms at a wholesale or retail firearms business, intrusion alarm response shall be dispatched by the police department only after a private guard responder has confirmed that an attempted or actual crime has occurred at the alarm site. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)
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5.22.070: INTERAGENCY COMMUNICATIONS:linklink

A central station or other alarm dispatch center must provide the police dispatch a toll free telephone number for the conducting of business and contacting the central station dispatchers at the time of filing the alarm report. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)
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5.22.080: DELIBERATE FALSE ALARMS:linklink

No person shall cause to be transmitted any intrusion or physical duress alarm knowing the same to be false or without basis in fact. Central stations shall not request law enforcement officers to respond to alarm scenes when monitoring equipment indicates an alarm system malfunction signal. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)
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5.22.090: POLICIES:linklink

The city council may from time to time adopt or modify by ordinance written policies governing the allocation of the city's law enforcement resources and other emergency services to alarm systems. Such policies may, without limitation, prohibit response by the city's law enforcement personnel to alarms of specific types, specify the conditions under which the city's law enforcement personnel will respond to alarms of specific types, or in any other manner control and protect from misuse the city's emergency services. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)
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5.22.100: CITY LIABILITY LIMITATION:linklink

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the timing of any response to an alarm in any particular situation is dependent on a number of factors over which the city has no control. Therefore, the city will have absolutely no liability, contractual or otherwise, to any provider or to any alarm user, if response to is not timely. Further, the city will not be liable for any defect in the operation of intrusion or duress alarm systems. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)
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5.22.110: PENALTIES:linklink

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor as defined by state law. (Ord. 05-14, 4-6-2005)
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