CHAPTER 13. LICENSES.*
Article V. Burglary and Robbery Alarm Permit.
Sec. 13-5-2. Definitions.
For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall
have the meaning respectively ascribed to them by this
(1) “Alarm company” means any person, retail
establishment, organization, answering service, central station or modified
central station that installs, connects, or monitors burglary, robbery, or other
alarm security systems for profit or other consideration. Such companies must be
licensed in accordance with Business and Professions Code Section 7590 et
(2) “Alarm system” means any mechanical or electrical
device which is designed or used for the detection of an unauthorized entry into
a building, structure or facility or for alerting others of the commission of an
unlawful act within a building, structure, or facility, or both; and which emits
a sound or transmits a signal or message when actuated and which is likely to
result in a response by the Police Department. The following devices shall not
constitute an alarm system within the meaning of this section:
devices affixed to motor vehicles;
(B) Alarm devices installed on a
temporary basis by the police department.
service” means a telephone answering service that continuously receives
emergency signals from alarm systems, and immediately relays messages based on
such signals by live voice to the Yolo County communications center or the
Woodland police department.
(4) “Appellant” means a person who
perfects an appeal pursuant to this article.
means a person who files an application for a new, or renewal, permit as
provided by this article.
(6) “Automatic dialing device” means
an alarm system which automatically sends over the regular telephone lines, by
direct connection or otherwise, a prerecorded voice message indicating the
existence of an emergency situation that the alarm system is designed to
(7) “Central station” means an office to which alarm
systems are connected, where operators supervise the circuits, and where guards
and/or service persons are continuously present to investigate
(8) “City” means the city of Woodland,
(9) “City council” means the city council of the
city of Woodland.
(10) “Direct line” means a telephone line
leading directly from a central station to the communications center of the
Woodland police department or Yolo County communications center, used only to
report emergency signals on a person-to-person
(11) “Emergency” means the commission or attempted
commission of a robbery or burglary, or other imminent
(12) Excessive false alarms. The term “excessive false
alarms” is defined in the city resolution pertaining to alarm
(13) “False alarm” means the activation of an alarm
system which precipitates a response by the Woodland police department, when the
activation results from a cause other than an emergency or other situation for
which the alarm system was intended. False alarms do not include alarms
resulting from violent acts of nature, i.e. earthquakes, gale force winds, or
(14) “Notice” means written notice, given by personal
service upon the addressee, or given by United States mail, postage prepaid,
addressed to the person to be notified at his last known address. Service of
such notice shall be effective upon the completion of personal service, or upon
the placing of the same in the custody of the United States Postal
(15) “Panic alarm” means any electrical or mechanical
device designed to enable an individual, twenty-four hours a day, to instantly
alert others of the existence of an emergency by the sounding of an audible
alarm or transmitting a signal or message when
(16) “Permittee” means the person to whom an alarm
system permit has been issued.
(17) “Person” means and includes
natural persons without regard to number or gender, and any partnership,
corporation and any other type of legal entity.
chief” means the chief of police of the city of Woodland, California, or
his representatives or designees.
(19) “Silent system” means any
device or system designed to operate night or day to instantly transmit a silent
signal to alert others of an actual armed robbery or holdup in
(20) “Siren” means any audible noise similar to that
which must be sounded by an authorized emergency vehicle under the conditions
set forth in Section 21055 of the Vehicle
(21) “Subscriber” means any person who purchases, leases,
contracts for or otherwise obtains an alarm system or contracts for the
servicing or maintenance of an alarm system from an alarm company or answering
(22) “User” means the owner or occupier of property on
which an alarm system, or silent system, is installed and operating. (Ord. No.
1188, § 2 (part).)