1. All equipment you install is required to be listed for its intended use (e.g. UL or a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory [NRTL]).
2. Test all zones of the system upon completion of the job. Preserve this documentation in your computer so that you can prove the system was tested in the event someone files a claim against your company years after the original installation date. Otherwise, proof from your central station may already have been purged and/or may no longer be available.
3. Photograph the inside of each of the control panels that your company installs and maintain this record in your computer after inspecting it yourself.
Jeff Zwirn writes Security Sales & Integration’s “Security Science” column. He is also president of IDS Research and Development, an alarm and security consultation, expert witness and training authority providing nationwide services on all issues related to alarm and security matters. He can be reached at (201) 287-0900. Contact Jeff Zwirn: firstname.lastname@example.orgView More by Jeff Zwirn
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