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(A) The alarm installation company must provide written and oral instructions to its alarm users regarding the proper use and operation of their alarm systems. The instructions must provide all instructions necessary to turn the alarm system on and off and to avoid false alarms.

(B) Alarm installation companies may not program alarm systems so that they are capable of sending one plus duress alarms. Monitoring companies may continue to report one plus duress alarms received from alarm systems which were programmed with one plus duress alarms prior to 2005. However, when a takeover or conversion occurs or if an alarm user requests an alarm system inspection or modification pursuant to this chapter, an alarm installation company must remove the one plus duress alarm capability from such alarm systems.

(C) Alarm installation companies may not install a device to activate a holdup alarm, which is a single action, nonrecessed button.

(D) Alarm installation companies must install alarm control panels which meet SIA Control Panel Standard CP-01.

(E) An alarm company must not use automatic voice dialers.

(F) After installation of an alarm system, an alarm installation company employee must review the Customer False Alarm Prevention Checklist with the alarm user.

(G) The monitoring company may not make an alarm dispatch request of a law enforcement agency in response to a burglar alarm signal, excluding panic, duress and holdup signals, during the first seven (7) days following an alarm system installation. The Alarm Administrator may grant an alarm user’s request for an exemption from this waiting period based upon a determination that special circumstances substantiate the need for the exemption.

(H) A monitoring company must:

(1) Report alarm signals by using telephone numbers designated by the Alarm Administrator;

(2) Verify every alarm signal, except duress or holdup alarm activation, before requesting a law enforcement response to an alarm system signal;

(3) Communicate alarm dispatch requests to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office;

(4) Communicate cancellations to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office;

(5) Ensure that all alarm users of the alarm systems equipped with a duress, holdup or panic alarm are given adequate training as to the proper use of the duress, holdup or panic alarm;

(6) Communicate any available information (north, south, front, back, etc.) about the location on all alarm signals related to the alarm dispatch request;

(7) Communicate type of alarm activation (silent or audible, interior or perimeter);

(8) Provide an alarm user registration number when requesting law enforcement dispatch;

(9) After an alarm dispatch request, promptly advise the law enforcement agency if the monitoring company knows that the alarm user or responder is on the way to the alarm site;

(10) Attempt to contact the alarm user or responder within twenty-four (24) hours via fax, telephone or other electronic means when an alarm dispatch request is made; and

(11) Monitoring companies must maintain for a period of at least one (1) year from the date of the alarm dispatch request, records relating to alarm dispatch requests. Records must include the name, address and telephone number of the alarm user, the alarm system zone(s) activated, the time of alarm dispatch request and evidence of an attempt to verify. The Alarm Administrator may request copies of such records for individually named alarm users. If the request is made within sixty (60) days of an alarm dispatch request, the monitoring company must furnish the requested records within three (3) business days of receiving the request. If the records are requested between sixty (60) days to one (1) year after an alarm dispatch request, the monitoring company must furnish the requested records within thirty (30) days of receiving the request.

(I) An alarm company that purchases alarm system accounts must notify the Alarm Administrator within five (5) business days of such purchase and provide details if requested by the Alarm Administrator. (Ord. 18-02 § 6, 2018.)