Alarm system refers to electronic equipment and devices designed to act as a personal emergency response system. A personal emergency response system is an alarm system designed to permit the customer to signal the occurrence of a medical or personal emergency on the part of the customer.
The following is an example of a state law on alarm system:
Alarm system means any electrical device, signaling device, or combination of electrical devices used to signal or detect a burglary, fire, robbery, or medical emergency. [Fla. Stat. § 489.505]