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City of Marina, CA - Ordinance No. 2020-03 CHAPTER 8.24
The City of Marina has adopted a new alarm systems ordinance concerning the regulation of alarm systems and police response to false alarms within the City. A 3rd party (PM AM Corporation) will be administering the notifications, billing (including on-line payment), collections, registration applications and processing for residential and commercial alarm systems, as well as the collection of fines and fees related to false alarms .
"Alarm system" means a device or series of devices, which emit or transmit an audible or remote visual or electronic alarm signal, which is intended to summon Police response. The term includes hardwired systems, surveillance cameras and systems interconnected with a radio frequency method such as cellular or private radio signals, and includes Local Alarm Systems, but does not include an alarm installed in a motor vehicle or a system which will not emit a signal either audible or visible from the outside of the building, residence or beyond, but is designed solely to alert the occupants of a building or residence.
"False Alarm" means an Alarm Dispatch Request to the Police Department, which results in the responding officer finding no evidence of a criminal offense or attempted criminal offense after completing an investigation of the Alarm Site.
|False Alarm Fine:|
|An Alarm user shall be subject to fines, depending on the number of false alarms within the calendar year, based upon the below schedule.|
|Burglary/Robbery/Panic Hold Up - Registered location Fine Schedule|
The alarm user can receive a waiver for the first chargeable false alarm fine in each registration period by completing the alarm awareness class and test within 30 days from the invoice date.
|Burglary/Robbery/Panic Hold Up - Unregistered and expired permit location Fine Schedule|
A 30-day grace period shall be granted from the date of all new alarm installations to accommodate the registration application process.All fines are due within 30 days from the invoice date.