[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:31. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 169.
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DIRECT DIAL ALARM
- That type of device using telephone lines and transmitting an alarm call or signal directly through the police switchboard.
- FALSE BURGLAR ALARM
- The actuation of an alarm device of any type to which the Police Department must respond and for which an investigation fails to reveal a cause of the nature or type to which the alarm device was designed or intended to react.
- LOCAL ALARM DEVICE
- Any alarm or device warning of intrusion, burglary, fire, smoke, flood or other peril, located on residential or commercial property, and connected to a private monitoring system which may then relay the warning to Township Police Headquarters prompting a response.
Direct dial alarms shall not be permitted. All alarm systems, including those that warn of intrusion, burglary, fire, smoke, flood or other peril, whether installed on residential or commercial property, must be routed through a central station, which may then relay the warning to Township Police Headquarters for response.
In the case of a false burglar alarm, the investigating officer shall complete a report noting all circumstances. In case of a false fire alarm, as defined in § 169-5, the Fire Department involved shall be notified and the Fire Chief or his designee shall participate in the investigation. Fees for false fire alarms will be charged in accordance with § 169-5.
Service charges. Fees for false burglar alarms are listed below. A service charge of $25 shall be imposed for the first false alarm in excess of one within any one calendar year. Thereafter, a service charge shall be imposed for any subsequent false alarms within the same calendar year preceding the present false alarm and in accordance with the following schedule: