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Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations
5.02 Fictitious Business Names
5.04 Gambling Establishments
5.06 Alarm Device Regulations
5.08 Intoxicating Liquor Sale Licenses
5.12 Outdoor Festivals
5.16 Tent Shows and Circuses
5.20 Water Companies
5.24 Traveling Merchants
5.26 Escort Bureaus
5.28 Solicitation of Funds
5.32 Time-Sharing Developments
5.34 Cable Television Franchises
5.36 Adult Characterized Businesses
5.40 Vacation Rentals in the Tahoe Township
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County Codes
Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations
5.06 Alarm Device Regulations
5.06.010 Definitions
5.06.020 Declaration of policy
5.06.030 Fees

5.06.010 Definitions
Whenever used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires or specifies, the definitions contained in this section shall apply: 
    A.  "Alarm device" means any device which when actuated by a criminal act or other emergency, requires sheriff's department or fire department response or action, and which transmits a prerecorded message or other signal by telephone, radio or other means to the central alarm station, or directly to the Douglas County communication center, or which produces an audible or visible signal designed to notify persons within audible or visible range of the signal. 
    B.  "Burglar alarm" means any alarm device actuated by a robbery, burglary, or any other type of hold up at a specific location, or by the victim of a hold up or robbery at a specific location. 
    C.  "Commercial alarm company" means any person, business, firm, corporation or other commercial entity that is in the business of owning, operating, maintaining, installing, selling, or manufacturing an alarm device or devices. 
    D.  "Dial alarm" means any alarm device or devices which, when actuated, causes a dialing machine to contact Douglas County’s communications center, or other central alarm station, via regular telephone lines, and advises by way of prerecorded message that a specific type of emergency is occurring at a specific location. 
    E.  "Direct alarm" means any alarm device connected directly by leased telephone wires from a specific location to Douglas County’s radio communications center, or other central alarm station. 
    F.  "False alarm" means any signal actuated by an alarm device to which the sheriff's department or fire department responds, which is not the result of a criminal act, or not the result of an act for which the alarm was intended to be actuated. An audible alarm that is reported by a third party, is a false alarm under the provisions of this Chapter and can be assessed a fee under 5.06.030. 
    G.  "Fire or smoke alarm" means any alarm device actuated by the presence of fire, smoke, heat, or any combination thereof at a specific location. 
    H.  "Intrusion" means any entry into an area or building equipped with one or more alarm devices by any person or object whose entry actuates the alarm device. 
    I.  "Douglas County communication center" means any radio, telephone or computer dispatch center in Douglas County, Nevada providing dispatch services and communications to Douglas County public service agencies. 
    J.  "Water flow alarm" means any alarm actuated by fluctuation in water or fluid pressure at a specific location 
    K.  "Commercial property", for the purposes of this Chapter, includes any property used for a business purpose or residential rental property. (Ord. 1277, 2009; Ord. 324 §1 (part), 1980)
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5.06.020 Declaration of policy
The public health, safety, morals and welfare of the inhabitants of the county require the regulation and control of all persons engaged in the business of owning, operating, maintaining, installing, selling or manufacturing an alarm device or devices as defined in section 5.06.010. In conformity with the policy of this chapter, these regulations are designed to: 
    A.  Provide for more effective regulation of security alarm systems in Douglas County by the Douglas County communication center; 
    B.  Set fees for false alarms responded to by personnel of the sheriff's office or fire department occurring during any quarterly period. (Ord. 1277, 2009; Ord. 324 §1 (part), 1980)
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5.06.030 Fees
    A.  False alarm fee. A commercial alarm company must pay to the sheriff or fire department, a fee for false alarms, responded to by the personnel of the sheriff or fire department according to the following schedule; 
        1.  The first alarm to any location in the calendar month is free for the commercial alarm company. Subsequent alarms to the same location will result in a false alarm fee to be assessed against the commercial alarm company in the amount set by resolution of the board. 
        2.  False alarm billings will be billed on a monthly basis to the commercial alarm company. Invoices are due and payable upon receipt. Invoices that are not paid within thirty days of the billing date, will be assessed an additional fee to be set forth by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners. (Ord. 1277, 2009; Ord. 1229, 2007; Ord. 324 §1 (part), 1980)
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