The method of connecting directly to the City's dispatch center shall be by the CLWAN, or other alternate connection means as approved by the Chief of the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department. All new fire alarm system control units connected to a CLWAN radio transceiver shall be provided with at least one reverse polarity output, except that fire alarm control panels monitoring supervisory signals (tamper switches, fire pump conditions, etc.) shall be provided with two reverse polarity outputs. All fire alarm control units shall be UL-listed for remote supervising station signaling of manual, automatic, water flow (where applicable) and supervisory (where applicable) signals by the reverse polarity method. For existing fire alarm control units, other listed and supervised methods of connection between the fire alarm control unit and the radio transceiver shall be permitted. A minimum 12-24V filtered DC signal shall be provided from the fire alarm control unit to the radio transceiver.
The method of connecting a security system to a CLWAN radio transceiver shall be in accordance with the equipment manufacturer's installation instructions and industry standards, subject to the approval by the City.
The fire alarm contractor, security contractor, or responsible electrical contractor shall provide a 1900 box directly above and within three feet of the fire alarm control unit (or security panel if the radio transceiver is to be used for security system monitoring only). The 1900 box shall house the A/C primary power source for the fire alarm control unit (or security panel). Sufficient additional wire shall be left in the 1900 box to allow for the CLWAN dealer to splice into the A/C conductors to obtain power for the radio. For existing fire alarm or security system installations, when a 1900 box and A/C primary power source are not provided, other wiring methods may be permitted by the City.
All connections to the CLWAN shall be preceded by an application process. The City shall provide to owners, agents or occupants of buildings within the City and fire district served by either the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department or Crystal Lake Police Department, requiring or requesting connection to the CLWAN, forms and contracts which shall be completed and returned to the City prior to the City's approval of the connection of a fire alarm system, or security system, to the CLWAN.
The fees for the monthly monitoring of signals are listed in Chapter 241, Fees, of the Code of the City of Crystal Lake.
Connections made to the CLWAN on the first through the 15th of the month will be charged the applicable full monthly monitoring fee for the first month of service. Connections made on the 16th through the last day of the month will be charged 1/2 of the applicable monthly monitoring fee for the first month.
All fees shall be paid to the City of Crystal Lake.
During the transition from the hard-wired connection to the CLWAN, existing fire alarm and security systems sending their signals to the City's dispatch center still using a direct-connect phone line may have their systems monitored by equipment operated by the City of Crystal Lake instead of the current provider ADT. When this occurs, the responsible party for the fire alarm or security system will be invoiced by and shall pay a monthly monitoring fee to the City in the amount of $25 until such time that the fire alarm or security system signals are being transmitted by the CLWAN, at which time the monthly monitoring fees in § 154-10 shall apply.
This section shall apply to all fire alarm and security systems connected to the CLWAN. Each fire alarm and security system within the City shall be registered if connected to the CLWAN. Registration of the fire alarm and security systems is intended to provide the City and the City's dispatch center with current information related to the fire alarm and security systems, including, but not limited to, its owner, the responsible party, night/after-hour call information, fire alarm and security system maintenance contractor, and the results of the required annual fire alarm inspection. Each fire alarm and security system owner shall complete a registration form provided by the City at the time of initial connection to the CLWAN.
When a new fire alarm or security system(s) is connected to the CLWAN, a one-time installation fee, in addition to the system monitoring, shall be paid to the City prior to initial connection to the CLWAN as indicated in Chapter 241, Fees, of the Code of the City of Crystal Lake.
Installation fees shall be waived for all existing fire alarm and security systems connected to the City's remote supervising station by a dedicated phone line as of October 1, 2010, that convert to the CLWAN on or before October 1, 2011.
The City is the owner of all equipment associated with the CLWAN. Subscribers to the CLWAN will be provided with a radio transceiver that replaces the traditional phone circuit for connection to the City's remote supervising station. The subscriber, through the monthly monitoring fee, is leasing the radio transceiver from the City.
The installation, annual and necessary maintenance, testing, and repair of the radio transceiver at the subscriber's premises will be completed solely by a fire alarm dealer chosen by the City. The City will contract with a single dealer to provide this service. Subscribers to the CLWAN will be advised of the dealer's identity. Subscribers shall allow the City's dealer access to the radio transceiver during normal business hours for all required or necessary installation, annual and necessary maintenance, testing, and repair.
The City will install the necessary radio transceiver at the subscriber's location at no cost to the subscriber, other than that indicated in § 154-13, Initial connection fees, when a standard installation, as established by the City, can be accomplished by the City's dealer.
All fire alarm systems shall be subject to inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with the City's adopted fire code. Documented annual test results shall be provided to the City. While the City will repair and maintain its CLWAN equipment, including the radio transceiver at the subscriber's location, it is the duty of the responsible party of the fire alarm system within the premises to provide the required inspection, testing and maintenance at his/her own expense.
[Added 12-1-2015 by Ord. No. 7182]
Through contractual arrangement, Chapter 154 of the City Code is also applicable to the Village of Lakewood and the Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District.