Town of Woodbury, CT
Litchfield County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Woodbury 11-19-1990 (Ch. 2.5 of the Town Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 121.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 143.
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to provide minimum standards and regulations applicable to users and installers of burglar, fire, hold-up and automatic telephone dialer alarms within the Town of Woodbury, to provide penalties for noncompliance, and to encourage the installation of protective alarm systems in all residential and commercial structures.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALARM SYSTEM
An assembly of equipment and devices, a single device, or portion of a combination system that consists of components and circuits arranged to monitor and annunciate the status of the alarm or supervisory signal-initiating devices and to initiate the appropriate response to those signals. This includes all burglar alarms, fire alarms, hold-up alarms and automatic telephone dialer alarms, except smoke detectors which do not signal outside an alarmed premises or alarm systems on motor vehicles.
[Amended 5-21-2018]
ALARM USER
Any person, firm or corporation on whose premises any alarm system is maintained within the Town.
AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE DIALING DEVICE
An alarm system which automatically sends over regular telephone lines, by direct connection or otherwise, a pre-recorded voice message indicating the existence of the emergency situation that the alarm system is designed to detect.[1]
UNWANTED ALARM
Any alarm that occurs that is not the result of a potentially hazardous condition.
[Added 5-21-2018]
A. 
An unwanted activation on an alarm-initiating device caused by a person acting with malice.
B. 
An unwanted activation of an alarm system or alarm-initiating device in response to stimulus or a condition that is not the result of a potentially hazardous condition.
C. 
An unwanted activation on an alarm-initiating device caused by a person acting without malice.
D. 
An unwanted activation on an alarm-initiating device or system output function where the cause has not been identified.
[1]
Editor's Note: The definition of "false alarm," which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 5-21-2018.
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation installing an alarm system within the Town shall register with the Police Department at least 10 days prior to the anticipated installation. All existing alarm systems shall be registered with the Police Department within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter.
B. 
No alarm system shall be installed by other than a licensed person or other person meeting the requirements set forth in the building and electrical codes of the State of Connecticut. No alarm system shall be installed unless an electrical permit to install such system has been obtained from the Woodbury Building Official, or his designated representative.
C. 
Alarm users having existing automatic telephone dialing devices shall comply with C.G.S. § 7-282b, as the same may be amended from time to time.
D. 
Automatic telephone dialing devices shall be programmed to a central station and shall not terminate at either the Woodbury police office or state police barracks. An automatic telephone dialing service shall not be programmed to dial 911.
E. 
All alarm systems, as defined in this chapter, which sound an audible signal which may be heard outside of the protected premises shall be equipped with a device which shall limit the duration of such signal to not more than 30 minutes.
F. 
A maximum of three false alarms per calendar year shall be allowed from any alarm system or any person, firm or corporation. All new systems installed in accordance with this chapter shall be exempt from the penalty provisions for a period of one month from the date of installation. Alarms originating from any building owned or operated by the Town of Woodbury shall be exempt from the requirements of this § 105-3.
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation found to be in violation of § 105-3D shall be subject to a fine of $100.
B. 
Any person, firm or corporation found to be in violation of § 105-3F shall be subject to a fine of $75 for each violation.
[Amended 5-21-2018]
C. 
Any person, firm or corporation found to be in violation of any other provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of $200.
[Amended 5-21-2018]
D. 
Any person, firm or corporation who or which fails to pay any fine assessed in accordance with this § 105-4 within 30 days after its assessment shall be subject to an additional fine of $100. For purposes of this Subsection D, each delinquent fine shall be a separate offense.