Sec. 27-104. Alarm business.
The duties of an alarm business shall be as follows:
(a) To install an alarm system that meets or exceeds the minimum American National Standards Institute, (ANSI) requirements for the appropriate installations and to use control panels tested for conformance to the Security Industry Association’s Control Panel Standard, C.P.-01.
(b) To be available to maintain the alarm system in good working order and to take reasonable measures to prevent the occurrence of false alarms.
(c) To instruct each of its alarm users and/or the principal occupants of the buildings or premises protected by an alarm system in the proper operation of the system. Such instruction will specifically include all necessary instructions in turning on and off the system and in avoiding false alarms.
(d) To provide each purchaser and user with a copy of the pertinent provisions of this article relating to alarm user duties and false alarm assessments.
(e) Upon selling, leasing or renting an inaudible alarm system:
(1) To insure the City of Lynchburg's department of emergency services, alarm coordinator is kept informed as to the name and telephone number of the primary person, and at least one alternate responsible for responding to the premises when the alarm has been activated.
(2) To organize its central receiving station in order to be able to readily and positively identify the type of alarm, i.e., fire, burglary, robbery, or medical emergency, and the location of the alarm if there is more than one system.
(3) To maintain current records as to each of these alarm systems, devices, or services which shall include the name of the owner or occupant of the premises, the name and telephone number of the user or primary person, and at least one alternate responsible for responding to the premises when the alarm is activated, and information concerning whether the alarm system includes an audible alarm.
(4) To make notification of activated alarm systems in the manner prescribed by city policy, including reasonable information concerning the alarm system.
(5) To make every reasonable effort to arrange for either the alarm user, alarm agent or other responsible representative to go to the premises of an activated alarm system in order to be available to assist city emergency personnel in determining the reason for activation and securing the premises.
(f) An alarm business that purchases alarm system accounts from another person or acquires another alarm business shall notify the City of Lynchburg, alarm coordinator, of such information and provide details as may be reasonable requested by the alarm coordinator. Said written notice shall be sent within thirty (30) days of purchase.
(g) Upon ceasing responsibility for a monitored alarm pursuant to this article, the alarm business shall promptly notify the alarm coordinator. Said written notice shall be sent within ten (10) days, giving pertinent information associated with the alarm site. (Ord. No. O-91-276, 11-12-91, eff. 1-1-92; Ord. No. O-11-068, 5-24-11)
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