[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of East Granby 6-29-1994 (Ch. XII, Art. 5, of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:
- ALARM CONDITION
- A dangerous or unwanted condition, such as a fire or an intrusion, for which an alarm unit is intended to issue a warning or signal requiring the dispatch of fire or police personnel.
- FALSE ALARM
- Any alarm signal for which there is no evidence of an alarm condition or any alarm signal which is not caused by that alarm condition which the alarm was designed to detect, such as an alarm caused by human error or mistake, malfunction, or unintentional activation caused by a flaw in design, installation or maintenance.
No private premises shall be allowed more than two false alarms in any one calendar year. After the first such false alarm, the owner and occupant of the premises shall be notified that a civil penalty of $99 shall be imposed for each false alarm after the second such alarm within the calendar year. Upon occurrence of a false alarm for which civil penalty is provided, the owner and occupant of the premises shall be billed the penalty amount. Failure to pay the penalty within 10 days of the billing therefor shall be punished by a fine not exceeding the maximum penalty allowable under C.G.S. § 7-148(c)(10). In addition to or in lieu of such fines, the Town may bring action to recover the civil penalty as in debt and may decline to respond to further alarm signals issued from the premises.