Sections
Subchapter I Scope; certain security and other transactions excluded from this … 1201 – 1215
Subchapter II Definitions and index of definitions 1221 – 1230

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 24 > Chapter 12 - Security Alarm Systems and Protective Services [For Application of This Chapter, See 81 Del. Laws, C. 73, §? 7]

  • Alarm: means a security alarm system signal that is created by the activation of a security alarm system. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arming station: means a device that allows control of a security alarm system. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Automatic voice dialer: means any electrical, electronic, mechanical, or other device capable of being programmed to send a prerecorded voice message, when activated, over a telephone line, radio or other communication system, to a law-enforcement authority, public safety or emergency services agency requesting dispatch. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Cancellation: means the process where response to a security alarm system dispatch request is terminated when a security alarm business for the security alarm system site notifies the responding law-enforcement agency, prior to arrival at the security alarm system site, that there is not an existing situation at the security alarm system site requiring law-enforcement authority response. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Commission: means the Public Service Commission. See Delaware Code Title 26 Sec. 102
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conversion: means the transaction or process by which a security alarm business begins the servicing and/or monitoring of a previously unmonitored security alarm system or a security alarm system previously serviced and/or monitored by another security alarm business. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • False alarm: means a security alarm system dispatch request to a law-enforcement authority, when no emergency of actual or threatened criminal activity requiring immediate response exists. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Holdup alarm: means a silent alarm signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a robbery in progress. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Law-enforcement authority: means any authorized representative of a law-enforcement agency. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Monitoring: means the process by which a security alarm business receives signals from a security alarm system and relays a security alarm system dispatch request for the purpose of summoning law enforcement to the security alarm system site. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Monitoring station: means an office or entity whereby a security alarm business conducts monitoring of security alarm systems for purposes of dispatch and notification. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Panic alarm: means an audible security alarm system signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a life threatening or emergency situation requiring law-enforcement response. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, organization, or similar entity. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Person: means a natural person, partnership (whether general or limited), limited liability company, trust (including a common law trust, business trust, statutory trust, voting trust or any other form of trust), estate, association (including any group, organization, co-tenancy, plan, board, council or committee), corporation, government (including a country, state, county or any other governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality), custodian, nominee or any other individual or entity (or series thereof) in its own or any representative capacity, in each case, whether domestic or foreign. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 17-101
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • present sale: means a sale which is accomplished by the making of the contract. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 2-106
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public utility: includes every individual, partnership, association, corporation, joint stock company, agency or department of the State or any association of individuals engaged in the prosecution in common of a productive enterprise (commonly called a "cooperative"), their lessees, trustees or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, that now operates or hereafter may operate for public use within this State, (however, electric cooperatives shall not be permitted directly or through an affiliate to engage in the production, sale or distribution of propane gas or heating oil), any natural gas, electric (excluding electric suppliers as defined in § 1001 of this title), electric transmission by other than a public utility over which the Commission has no supervisory or regulatory jurisdiction pursuant to § 202(a) or (g) of this title, water, wastewater (which shall include sanitary sewer charge), telecommunications (excluding telephone services provided by cellular technology or by domestic public land mobile radio service) service, system, plant or equipment. See Delaware Code Title 26 Sec. 102
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Responder: means an individual capable of reaching the security alarm system site within 30 minutes and having access to the security alarm system site, the code to the security alarm system, and the authority to approve repairs to the security alarm system. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm business: is a s defined in § 1201 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system: is a s defined in § 1201 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system administrator: means a person designated by the State with authority to administer, control and review false alarm reduction efforts and administer the provisions of this section. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system dispatch request: means a notification to a law-enforcement authority that a security alarm system, either manual or automatic, has been activated at a particular security alarm system site. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system registration: means authorization granted by the security alarm system administrator to a security alarm system user to operate a security alarm system. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system site: means a single fixed premises or location served by a security alarm system or systems. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Security alarm system user: means any person or entity, which has contracted for monitoring, repair, installation or maintenance services from a security alarm business for a security alarm system, or which owns or operates a security alarm system which is not monitored, maintained or repaired under contract. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • system: shall mean a facility within this State which is constructed in whole or in part in, on, under or over any highway, road, street, alley, or other public place and which is operated to perform the service of receiving and amplifying the signals of 1 or more radio and/or television broadcasting stations and distributing such signals by cable, wire or other means to members of the public who subscribe to such service; provided that nothing herein is intended to prohibit any system from engaging in any other activity not expressly prohibited by law; except that such definition shall not include (i) any system which serves fewer than 50 subscribers; or (ii) any system which serves only the residents of 1 or more apartment dwellings or mobile home or trailer parks under common ownership, control or management, and commercial establishments located on the premises of such dwellings; or (iii) telephone, telegraph or electric utilities in those cases where the activity of such utility in connection with a cable system is limited to leasing or renting to cable systems, cables, wires, poles, towers or other electronic equipment or rights to use real property as part of, or for use in connection with, the operation of a cable system. See Delaware Code Title 26 Sec. 102
  • Takeover: means the transaction or process by which a security alarm system user takes over control of an existing security alarm system, which was previously controlled by another security alarm system user. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verify: means at least 2 attempts by a security alarm business, or its representative, to contact the security alarm system site and/or security alarm system user by telephone and/or other electronic means, whether or not actual contact with a person is made, to determine whether a security alarm system signal is valid before requesting law-enforcement dispatch, in an attempt to avoid an unnecessary security alarm system dispatch request. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Zones: means division of devices into which a security alarm system is divided to indicate the general location from which a security alarm system signal is transmitted. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1222