Tustin

Tustin
ALARM PERMIT INFORMATION SHEET
Effective November 1, 2005, the City of Tustin is initiating a false alarm reduction
program. As part of this program, every residence and business within the City of
Tustin possessing an alarm system MUST have a City of Tustin Alarm Permit
issued by the police department.
By Ordinance No. 1302 of Tustin City Council, the fee for alarm permits has been
established as follows:
Commercial permit-Residential permit--
$25.00
$10.00
(must be renewed annually)
(must be renewed annually)
FAILURE TO OBTAIN AN ALARM PERMIT FOR YOUR BUSINESS OR RESIDENCE
COULD RESULT IN THE ASSESSMENT OF FINES AND/OR THE CESSATION OF
POLICE RESPONSE TO YOUR ALARM SIGNAL.
Facts You Should Know About the City of Tustin Alarm Ordinance:
6903 All owners of alarm systems installed and operating prior to the adoption of
this ordinance shall have ninety (90) days to obtain an alarm permit.
6904 All audible alarm systems shall include a device that will limit the generation
of the audible sound to no longer than fifteen (15) minutes for a residence and
thirty (30) minutes for a commercial structure.
6905 No alarm system shall be installed which causes an alarm or signal to be sent
directly to the Police Department.
6906 No person shall use any alarm system programmed so that it will, upon
activation, call and deliver a recorded message to any telephone number
assigned to the City.
6907 A burglary or robbery panic button shall only be activated when there is an
immediate threat to life or property. It shall be unlawful to activate such panic
button to merely summon the Police, or in lieu of dialing 911.
6908 It shall be the responsibility of the alarm business to instruct the alarm user in
the proper use and operation of the alarm system.
6909 No person shall install an alarm system without first having obtained
an alarm user permit.
6912 No person shall engage in, conduct, or carry on an alarm business without
first, 1.) Obtaining a City business license; 2.) Applying for and receiving a
state alarm company operator license and; 3.) Filing a copy of such license
with the City.
6913 Alarm user permits are issued for a one (1) calendar year period from
January 1 to December 31, or from the date after January 1 that the
application is submitted and approved to December 31 of the same year.
6914 A.) A permitted alarm user may become liable to the City for the costs of the
Police Department responding to an excessive false alarm emitted by his or
her alarm system. Fees will be assessed for every false burglary alarm
occurring after three (3) false alarms have been received within any
consecutive 365 day period.
B.) A false robbery alarm (“211 Alarm”) response fee shall be paid to the
City for every manually activated false robbery alarm call.
BURGLAR & ROBBERY ALARM FEES
Fees for Excessive False Alarms
Fourth false burglary alarm in 365 day period:
Fifth false burglary alarm in 365 day period:
Sixth false burglary alarm in 365 day period:
Seventh and successive false burglary alarms in 365 day
period:
$50.00
$75.00
$100.00
$250.00
First through third false robbery alarm in 365 day period:
Fourth and successive false robbery alarm in 365 day
period:
$100.00
$250.00
Response to any non-permitted burglary or robbery
alarm, whether false alarm or not:
$250.00
C.) Any burglary alarm which causes more than ten (10) false alarms, or any
manually activated robbery alarm which causes more than four (4) false
alarms, may be declared a public nuisance, and will be subject to revocation
of permit and the Police Department will no longer be required to
respond to alarms at said address once the Police Department has sent a
letter, return receipt requested, to the owner or occupant of the subject
premises advising of the cessation of such service.
D.) A response to a non-permitted burglary or robbery alarm, whether false or
valid, shall result in the assessment of a non-permitted alarm fee.
Note: A City of Tustin Business License is required for alarm installation companies as
well as for the commercial entity for which the installation is being made. Please
contact Business Licensing at (714) 573-3144 prior to installation.
THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE FALSE ALARMS
1.
2.
Communicate with your alarm company!
Ask your alarm company to utilize “Enhanced Call Verification.”
With “Enhanced Call Verification”, the central alarm monitoring station makes a
second or third call to a back-up number or a cellular phone before dispatching the
police. Studies have shown that when your alarm company uses this option, 50% of
alarm signals that would traditionally have been dispatched to the police, are not
dispatched because the signal is verified by the second or third call.
3.
4.
Be sure your alarm company has your alarm permit number on file.
Take advantage of Tustin Police Department’s “Alarm User Awareness
Class”.
CITY OF TUSTIN
TUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT
APPLICATION: BURGLARY/ROBBERY ALARM PERMIT
TYPE OF PERMIT:
BUSINESS: Retail
RESIDENTIAL: New
Office
Update
Other ______________ - New
Update
Renewal
Renewal
ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________ Phone: _____________
BUSINESS/RESIDENT NAME ______________________________________________________Tustin Business License
No.________________
If business, type of business: __________________________________________________
If residence, business phone number: ___________________________________________
ALARM SYSTEM INFORMATION: Silent
Installed/to be installed by: Company
Audible
Direct Dialer
Other _______________________
Individual
Tustin Business License
Name: ______________________________________________________ No._________________
Address: ____________________________________________________ Phone: (____) ___________________
Does alarm activation notify an alarm service? Yes
No
If yes,
Alarm Service: _______________________________________________ Phone: (____) ___________________
Does alarm system receive maintenance service? Yes
No
If yes,
Service Company: ____________________________________________ Phone: (____) ___________________
LIST 3 INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN RESPOND IF THE ALARM IS ACTIVATED (A 30 minute or less response
time is requested.):
1. Name: _________________________________________________________ Phone: (____) ___________________
2. Name: _________________________________________________________ Phone: (____) ___________________
3. Name: _________________________________________________________ Phone: (____) ___________________
Will there be a Security Officer on the premises? Yes
No
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE
DATE
FEES: (Please submit with application – payable to City of Tustin)
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:
BUSINESS: New Application - $25.00
Renewal Application - $25.00 Annually
CHECK#__________________
PERMIT#_________________
RESIDENTIAL: New Application - $10.00
Renewal Application - $10.00 Annually
MAIL TO: Tustin Police Department, Alarms
300 Centennial Way, Tustin, CA 92780
DATE FILED TPD__________
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