Fire alarm systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with the provisions of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm Code, 2007 Edition, the International Building Code (IBC), as required pursuant to Chapter 187, the International Fire Code (IFC), as required pursuant to Chapter 251, and this chapter. Devices, appliances and equipment shall be listed and approved for the purpose for which they are installed.
"Security system" will be defined as an assembly of equipment designed and installed to signal the presence of a hazard, unauthorized entry, burglary, robbery, duress, or other circumstance requiring urgent attention to which police personnel are expected to respond, but shall not include such a device(s) installed in motor vehicles.
An approved fire alarm and detection system shall be provided within the City of Crystal Lake (City) where required by this chapter and the IBC/IFC and as amended by the City.
Where a fire alarm system unit is required in any section of the IBC or IFC to be monitored by an approved supervising station, the primary supervising station shall be the City's dispatch center. Alarm, supervisory (where applicable) and trouble signals shall be transmitted to the City's dispatch center by the Crystal Lake Wireless Alarm Network (CLWAN). The method of connection to the remote supervising station shall be in accordance with Article II of this chapter. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the use of other supervising station methods as a secondary monitoring method.
Supervision of existing directly connected alarm systems. All existing required fire alarm and security systems connected to the City's remote supervising station by a dedicated phone line as of October 1, 2010, shall convert to the CLWAN on or before March 18, 2011.
Supervision of security systems. Where a security system is supervised directly by the City's remote supervising station, the method of connection shall be in accordance with Article II of this chapter.
Supervision of nonrequired fire alarm systems. Where a nonrequired fire alarm system is directly connected to the City's remote supervising station, the method of connection shall be in accordance with Article II of this chapter.
Supervision of systems not currently monitored by Crystal Lake remote station. Fire alarm systems not currently monitored by the City's dispatch center shall convert to the CLWAN by the following dates:
On an annual basis, or more frequently if needed, every alarm user shall provide to the City current information about the alarm system and alarm system environment. Updated key holder information is required for any alarm system connected to CLWAN or to a central station. Each alarm user shall provide current information as required by the emergency alarm installation permit. Failure to provide current information is considered a violation of this chapter and subject to fines as specified in the general penalty provisions of the Crystal Lake City Code.