Township of Nether Providence, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nether Providence 12-10-1992 by Ord. No. 581. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 169.
Fees — See Ch. A310.
[Amended 5-9-2002 by Ord. No. 661]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
ALARM
A communication to the Nether Providence Police Department indicating that a crime, fire or other emergency warranting immediate action by that Department has occurred or is occurring.
ALARM DEVICE
A device designed to automatically transmit an alarm either directly to the Department or to a person that is instructed to notify the Department of the alarm.
AUTOMATIC DIALING DEVICE
A device which is interconnected to a telephone line and preprogrammed to transmit the coded signal of an alarm to a dedicated telephone trunk line or to dial a predetermined telephone number to an alarm at the Department.
DEDICATED TELEPHONE TRUNK LINE
A telephone line or lines which serve the Department and is dedicated to receiving transmissions from an automatic dialing device.
DEPARTMENT
The Nether Providence Police Department.
FALSE ALARM
The activation of an alarm device to which the Department responds when a crime, fire or other emergency has not occurred.
PERSON
An individual, corporation, partnership, incorporated association or other similar entity.
[Amended 5-9-2002 by Ord. No. 661]
A. 
Prior approval. A person may not attach or use an automatic dialing device without doing all of the following:
(1) 
Providing the disclosure under Subsection B.
(2) 
Obtaining prior written approval from the Department to use the automatic dialing device to alert the Department of an alarm condition. The Department shall not be responsible for any costs for the installation and maintenance of any dedicated telephone line or equipment associated with the alarm termination.
B. 
Disclosure. A person seeking approval under Subsection A shall disclose the telephone number of a person to be contacted if the automatic dialing device is activated and all relevant facts concerning the design and layout of the premises to be protected by the automatic dialing device. The person shall inform the Department of any change in the information required by this subsection as soon as practicable.
No person, firm, business or corporation shall conduct any tests or demonstrations of an automatic protection device or automatic dialing protective device without first obtaining permission from the Police and Fire Departments of Nether Providence Township.
[Amended 5-9-2002 by Ord. No. 661]
A. 
False alarms are prohibited.
B. 
A person that owns or possesses an alarm device or automatic dialing device may not, after causing or permitting three false alarms to occur in a consecutive twelve-month period, cause or permit a subsequent false alarm to occur in the same consecutive twelve-month period. A person that violates this section commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300.
[Added 5-9-2002 by Ord. No. 661]
The Department may refuse, revoke, or suspend the approval granted under § 81-2 if the Department determines any of the following:
A. 
The request for approval contains a statement of material fact which is false.
B. 
The person failed to comply with this section.