[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Kenilworth 5-9-1967 as Ord. No. 67-9. Section 55-3 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall install any burglar alarm equipment or fire alarm equipment in police headquarters or fire headquarters for the purpose of transmitting any signals or alarms to the attention of the Police Department from a location in the Borough of Kenilworth outside police headquarters for the purpose of obtaining Police or Fire Department response thereto unless the same shall be connected to and used in one central consolidated alarm panel or console provided for by the Borough of Kenilworth.
Whenever any burglar alarm equipment maintained within the Borough of Kenilworth shall emit more than two unwarranted or false alarms in any one-calendar month, the Chief of Police shall issue a written order directing the person, firm or corporation owning or controlling said equipment to connect the same to the central consolidated panel or console provided by the Borough of Kenilworth and pay the charges therefor as specified in this chapter, both within 30 days after receipt of such order. Any person, firm or corporation failing to obey such order shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500.
[Added 10-24-1978 by Ord. No. 78-32]
In lieu of purchasing any such central consolidated panel or unit, any party desiring to make use thereof shall arrange with the person owning such equipment for the connection thereof and for the charge for the use of said connection and the continued use of the same.
Each person, firm or corporation that has the use of said equipment or any such similar equipment, either directly or indirectly through the line or connection of any person, firm or corporation supplying fire or burglary or holdup or other similar service, shall each pay to the Borough of Kenilworth an annual charge as set forth in Chapter 91, Fees, for a period from January 1 through December 31 of each year, and in the event of an installation or commencement of service for the benefit of any person, firm or corporation during the year, said sum shall be paid for the balance of said calendar year for which the service shall have been added.
Said fee shall be paid prior to January 10 of each year for all persons, firms or corporations who or which continue to receive such service annually, and the fee shall be paid for any person, firm or corporation commencing service within the calendar year prior to the initiation of such service for any new person, firm or corporation commencing to receive the service. The fee to be paid hereunder shall not be construed to mean a fee for the person, firm or corporation that supplies or furnishes fire or burglary or holdup systems or services, but the fee shall apply to and be paid for each and every person, firm or corporation that subscribes or pays for any service to or through such servicing person, firm or corporation or that may subscribe and receive such service directly.
[Added 10-24-1978 by Ord. No. 78-32]
A person, firm or corporation shall pay an additional fee of $25 for a third false or unwarranted alarm originating from its location during one-calendar month and a fee of $25 for each additional false or unwarranted alarm originating at its location during the same calendar month.
Whenever sufficient cause appears, the Borough of Kenilworth shall have the right to request any person or persons, firm or corporation using said equipment to discontinue the use of the same upon refunding the unused proportionate share of the annual charge.