[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverdale 6-21-2004 by Ord. No. 12-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any signal or message to which a response is initiated, which signal or message was directly or indirectly caused or produced by a private alarm system.
The Fire Chief (or his designee) shall be responsible for maintaining records with respect to every alarm reported to him.
All alarm fees shall be paid within 10 calendar days after the mailing of a notice thereof by certified mail by the Fire Chief (or his designee). Exemption to this section is granted to all public owned facilities.
Key box. When a property within the Borough of Riverdale is protected by an automatic alarm system or a fire sprinkler system, a key box of a UL type approved by the Riverdale Fire Official shall be installed on the property location approved by the Fire Official.
Ordering the equipment. The owner and/or occupant or their agent is responsible for obtaining an order form from the Fire Official ordering and installing a Knox Company rapid entry system. The responsible person shall have the equipment installed within 90 days of receiving the order form and prior to receiving their certificate of occupancy (CO).
Type of equipment. The entry system shall be Knox Dual Lock Rapid System Series 4400.
Box contents. The keys in the key box shall be labeled for easy retrieval.
Keys to all locked points of ingress whether on the interior or exterior.
Keys for emergency elevator access and operation.
Optional contents (if required by Fire Official).
General. All new commercial, manufacturing and multiple occupancy (greater than 10 units) buildings constructed after the effective date of this chapter, including all existing commercial, manufacturing and multiple occupancy buildings when there is a change of tenancy or ownership, and when reconstruction is in excess of 30% of the useable building footage, shall provide a lock box at a location approved by the Fire Official. The key box shall contain the items set forth in Subsection D above. The key box shall be activated prior to occupancy and/or final inspection.
A sign indicating the name and street number of every commercial establishment shall be installed on a rear door to alert emergency management officials of the business location. The lettering and numerals shall be florescent and a minimum of three inches high. These signs shall be posted at a height of five set from the doorsill.
[Amended 12-15-2008 by Ord. No. 19-2008]
Alarm fees shall be paid within 10 calendar days after the mailing of notice. The failure to pay the alarm fees within 10 calendar days after mailing shall be a violation of this chapter. An individual violating this chapter shall be subject to a penalty to be enforced in the Municipal Court of a fine not to exceed $500 which shall be paid in addition to the fire alarm fee.