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Alarm systems of various types are used by private citizens, businesses and other commercial enterprises to alert police and fire departments to the occurrence of events requiring the response of public safety personnel. Alarms that are improperly installed, maintained or operated often cause false alarms which require the response of public safety personnel. The time spent by public safety personnel in responding to alarms, when no such response is actually required, is substantial, costly, wasteful and a detriment to the community at large. The purpose of this chapter is to regulate alarm business and alarm user conduct to reduce the waste of community public safety resources. This chapter is also for cost recovery purposes.