Sec. 6-1-8. Amendments to Uniform Security Code.

The provisions of this section shall constitute local amendments to the 1997 Edition of the Uniform Security Code.
(a) Section 1020 is hereby added to read as follows:
“Section 1020  Residential Buildings.
(a)  Street numbers and other identifying data shall be displayed as follows:
(1)  All residential dwellings shall display a lighted street number in a prominent location on the street side of the residence entrance in such a position that the number is easily visible to approaching emergency vehicles. The numerals shall be no less than four inches in height. If the house number is located on the garage wall it shall be on the wall closest to the front entrance.
(2)  There shall be positioned at each entrance of a multiple-family dwelling complex an illuminated diagrammatic representation of the complex which shows the location of the viewer and the unit designations within the complex. In addition, each individual unit within the complex shall display a prominent identification number, not less than four inches in height and illuminated which is easily visible to approaching vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic.
(3)  The above two sections may be modified by the Fire Marshal.
(b)  Lighting in multiple-family dwellings shall be as follows:
(1)  Aisles, passageways, and recesses related to and within the building complex shall be illuminated with an intensity of at least twenty-five one hundredth foot-candles at the ground level during the hours of darkness. Lighting devices shall be protected by weather and vandalism resistant covers.
(2)  Open parking lots and carports shall be provided with a maintained minimum of one foot-candle of light on the parking surface during the hours of darkness. Lighting devices shall be protected by weather and vandalism resistant covers.”

(b) Section 1021 is hereby added to read as follows:
“Section 1021  Commercial Buildings.
(a)  Windows shall be deemed accessible if less than twelve feet above ground. Accessible windows having a pane exceeding ninety-six square inches in an area with the smallest dimension exceeding six inches and not visible from a public or private thoroughfare shall be protected in the following manner:
(1)  Fully tempered glass or burglary resistant glazing (Fire Department approval required); or
(2)  The following window barriers may be used but shall be secured with non-removable bolts:
(b)  Inside or outside iron bars of at least one-half-inch round or one by one-quarter-inch flat steel material spaced not more than five inches apart and securely fastened; or
(c)  Inside or outside iron or steel grills of at least one-eighth inch material with not more than a two-inch mesh and securely fastened.
(1)  If a side or rear window is of the type that can be opened, it shall, where applicable, be secured on the inside with either a slide bar, bolt, crossbar, auxiliary locking device, and/or padlock with hardened steel shackle, a minimum four pin tumbler operation.
(2)  The protective bars or grills shall not interfere with the operation of opening windows if such windows are required to be openable by the Building Code or by the Fire Code for required access openings for firefighting purposes. (Fire Department approval required).
(d)  All exterior transoms exceeding ninety-six square inches on the side and rear of any building or premises used for business purposes shall be protected by one of the following:
(1)  Fully tempered glass or rated burglary resistant glazing (Fire Department approval may be required); or
(2)  The following barriers may be used but shall be secured with non-removable bolts:
i.  Outside iron bars of at least one-half inch round or one by one-quarter-inch flat steel material, spaced no more than five inches apart and securely fastened, or
ii.  Outside iron or steel grills of at least one-eighth inch with not more than a two-inch mesh and securely fastened;
iii.  The protective bars or grills shall not interfere with the operation of opening the transoms if such transoms are required to be openable by the Building Code.
(e)  Roof openings shall be equipped as follows:
(1)  All skylights on the roof of any building or premises used for business purposes shall be provided with:
i.  Rated burglary resistant glazing; or
ii.  Iron bars of at least one-half-inch round or one by one-fourth-inch flat steel material under the skylight and securely fastened.
iii.  Steel grill of at least one-eighth-inch material with a maximum two-inch mesh under the skylight and securely fastened.
(2)  All hatchway openings on the roof of any building or premises used for business purposes shall be secured as follows:
i.  If the hatchway is of wooden material, it shall be covered on the inside with at least sixteen U.S. gauge sheet metal, or its equivalent, attached with screws.
ii.  The hatchway shall be secured from the inside with a slide bar or slide bolts. (Fire Department approval required.)
iii.  Outside hinges on all hatchway openings shall be provided with non-removable pins when using pin-type hinges.
(3)  All air duct or air vent openings exceeding ninety-six square inches on the roof or exterior walls of any building or premises used for business purposes shall be secured by covering the same with either of the following:
i.  Iron bars on at least one-half inch round or one by one-fourth inch flat steel material spaced no more than five inches apart and securely fastened; or
ii.  Iron or steel grills of at least one-eighth-inch material with a maximum two-inch mesh and securely fastened.
(4)  If the barrier is on the outside, it shall be secured with bolts which are non-removable from the exterior.
(5)  The above (3) and (4) must not interfere with venting requirements creating a potentially hazardous condition to health and safety or conflict with the provisions of the Building Code or Mechanical Code.
(f)  Permanently affixed ladders leading to roofs shall be fully enclosed with sheet metal to a height of eight feet. This covering shall be locked against the ladder with a case hardened hasp, secured with non-removable screws or bolts. Hinges on the cover shall be provided with non-removable pins when using pin-type hinges. If a padlock is used, it shall have a hardened steel shackle, locking at both heel and toe, and a minimum five pin tumbler operation with non-removable key when in an unlocked position.
(g)  A building located within eight feet of utility poles or similar structures which can be used to gain access to the building’s roof, windows, or other openings shall have such access area barricaded or fenced with materials to deter human climbing.
(h)  The following standards shall apply to lighting, address identification and parking areas:
(1)  The address number of every commercial building shall be internally illuminated during the hours of darkness so that it shall be easily visible from the street. The numerals in these numbers shall be no less than six inches in height. This standard may be modified by the Fire Marshal.
(2)  All exterior commercial doors, during the hours of darkness, shall be illuminated with a minimum of one foot-candle of light. All exterior bulbs shall be protected by weather and vandalism resistant cover(s).
(3)  Open parking lots, and access thereto, providing more than ten parking spaces and for use by the general public, shall be provided with a maintained minimum of one foot-candle of light on the parking surface from dusk until the termination of business every operating day.”
(Ord. No. 1486, § 8 (part).)