Town of Burlington, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Burlington 6-20-2017. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fires and fire prevention — See Ch. 177.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any technology designed to detect and signal an unauthorized intrusion, fire, or other similar emergency at the protected premises for purposes of summoning the response of the Police Department, Fire Department, or other emergency personnel. Motor vehicle alarm systems, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and other battery-operated detectors that do not signal outside the protected premises are not alarm systems for purposes of this chapter.
Any individual, partnership, organization, or business association that owns or operates an alarm system.
A device that transmits a prerecorded message via telephone.
Any alarm necessitating the response of emergency vehicles or emergency personnel that is actuated in any fashion, including a malfunction of the alarm system or any aspect thereof, where no emergency situation exists.
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the installation and use of alarm systems within the Town.
This chapter shall apply to all alarm users excluding the Town and Town facilities.
No automatic dialing device or alarm system shall be connected to or use any telephone lines assigned to any agency of the Town, including the 911 emergency line, except those authorized by the First Selectman.
An alarm user shall pay a penalty for each false alarm generated according to the following schedule:
There is no penalty for the first three false alarms per calendar year.
The penalty for each additional false alarm per calendar year shall be $100 per false alarm.
Violations of this chapter shall result in the issuance of an infraction ticket that will be enforced through the State of Connecticut Centralized Infractions Bureau pursuant to C.G.S. § 51-164n.