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Arizona Alarm Companies Clash Over Technician Background Checks

Alarm technicians licensed by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration (BTR) must undergo FBI background checks. However, House Bill 2504 would remove the requirement and put all alarm company licensing…


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Alarm technicians licensed by the Arizona Board of Technical Registration (BTR) must undergo FBI background checks. However, House Bill 2504 would remove the requirement and put all alarm company licensing under the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC). The bill is supported by the Arizona Alarm Dealers Association (AADA), while the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) supports conducting background checks for technicians. SSI Staff · February 11, 2015

Security Sales & Integration columnist and legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains the why electronic security companies need to have a sales team that does not deceive consumers when selling alarm systems door-to-door. Ken Kirschenbaum · February 09, 2015

Ever wonder what the consequences are for a client who uses an unlicensed installer? Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains. By Ken Kirschenbaum · June 30, 2013

Claiming the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) falsely misrepresents installing security contractors, several alarm companies here have started a new organization solely for alarm contractors called the Arizona Alarm Dealer Association (AADA) to challenge the organization. Ashley Willis · March 20, 2013

Pinnacle Security has agreed to pay a $1 million fine for allegedly hiring felons to sell its products, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. October 31, 2012

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is asking its members to support a bill that will allow electronic security companies access to the FBI's database for criminal background checks of potential employees. November 07, 2011

The Electronic Security Association's (ESA) top legislative priority this year is to secure passage of a law that would permit installing security contractors to access the FBI's federal background check database. By Rodney Bosch · August 02, 2011

All central station alarm monitors should be trained comprehensively and subject to background checks that include a run of fingerprints through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). By Kevin Lehan · February 15, 2011



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