Borough of Hampton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Hampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 103.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 131.
Noise — See Ch. 175.
[Adopted 3-9-1992 by Ord. No. 3-92]
The following terms shall have the following meanings under this chapter:
ALARM SYSTEM
Equipment or a device or an assembly of equipment and devices designed to signal the presence of an emergency or hazard requiring urgent attention and to which the Fire Department or any other services may be expected to respond.
FALSE ALARM
Any alarm or signal of an alarm system actuated by inadvertence, negligence or intentional or unintentional acts of a person other than an intruder and shall include, as well, alarms caused by malfunctioning of the alarm device or other relevant equipment, but shall not include alarms caused by malfunction of a police device or central station.
LOCAL ALARM
Any alarm or device which, when actuated, produces a signal not connected to another source, such as store burglar alarms actuating bell devices.
A. 
In the event of a false alarm which results in a response by the Borough of Hampton Fire Department, the Fire Chief shall cause an investigation to be made and keep a record of all false alarms. False alarms shall result in the following penalties:
(1) 
For the first alarm in the same twelve-month period, a warning shall be issued.
(2) 
For the second alarm in the same twelve-month period, the violator shall be subject to a fine of $100.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(3) 
For the third and subsequent alarm in the same twelve-month period, each such false alarm shall subject the violator to a fine of at least $150, not to exceed $300.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
It shall be unlawful for an alarm device, dial alarm, local alarm or other audible alarm to ring or put forth any other sound for a period in excess of 15 minutes. Any such occurrence shall result in a penalty of $100 for each violation.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).