[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights 4-11-77 as Ord. No. 6-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide standards and regulations for various types of intrusion, burglary, fire and other alarm devices requiring response thereto by the Police Department, Fire Department or other municipal agencies.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to any person who operates, maintains or owns any alarm device or local alarm designed to summon the Police Department, Fire Department or other municipal agencies to any location in response to any type of alarm signal.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FALSE ALARM
- Any alarm activated by inadvertence, negligence or unintentional act of someone other than an intruder and shall include, as well, alarms caused by malfunctioning of the alarm device or other relevant equipment.
In the case of a false alarm, any person having knowledge thereof shall immediately notify the Woodbury Heights Police Department. In addition, in the case of false alarms, the Chief of Police shall cause an investigation to be made and shall keep a record of said alarms on file. For such false alarms there shall be assessed the following penalties:
For the first and second false alarm in any given calendar year, a warning shall be issued.
For the third false alarm in the same calendar year, a fine of $15 shall be paid to the Borough of Woodbury Heights.
For the fourth false alarm, a fine of $25 shall be paid to the Borough of Woodbury Heights.