[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Allouez as § 31.17 of the Village Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fires and fire prevention — See Ch. 234.
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Village of Allouez to encourage the installation of reliable emergency alarm systems to provide additional protection from fire, crime and other hazards which might be a danger to persons and/or property but to discourage the incidence of preventable or avoidable false alarms and protect the Village from damage claims which may arise from the Village's responding to a false alarm.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALARM BUSINESS
- Any business operated by a person for profit which alters, installs, leases, maintains, monitors, replaces, sells, services or responds to an alarm system, or which causes any of these activities to take place.
- ALARM SYSTEM
- One or more devices installed or placed to signal the presence of a hazard requiring urgent attention to which law enforcement or the Fire Department is expected to respond.
- ALARM USER
- Any person who owns or rents the premises on which an alarm system is maintained within the Village.
- FALSE ALARM
- The activation of an alarm system through negligence of the owner or lessee of an alarm system or of his employees or agents, the activation of an alarm system through mechanical failure or malfunction because of improper maintenance by the alarm user, or the activation of an alarm system because of improper installation and/or use of equipment by the alarm business, but does not include alarms caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or other violent conditions or acts of God.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
An alarm user shall correct any deficiencies in equipment or operation of his alarm system within 30 days following either his actual knowledge of such deficiency or the mailing by certified mail of a written notice from the Village Clerk-Treasurer, whichever date is earliest. In the event that such deficiency cannot be corrected within the thirty-day period, the alarm system shall be deactivated until such corrections are completed.
No alarm user shall allow, permit, install, use or maintain on his premises any alarm system which, when activated, causes an audible and/or visual signal externally to the premises upon which it is located for a period in excess of 15 minutes.
Canvassers, solicitors, peddlers, and transient merchants involved in the sale of alarm systems within the Village of Allouez shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 188, Canvassers and Transient Merchants, of this Code.