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Do’s & Don’ts of DIY Security Alarm Business

Are you considering entering the do-it-yourself (DIY) alarm business? Security Sales & Integration's Legal Briefing Legal Briefing columnist Ken Kirchenbaum considers caveats to the lure of the DIY alarm…


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Sometimes a security company gets caught in the middle when there is a dispute between a client and the local AHJ (authority having jurisdiction). In one such incident, the AHJ sent a letter to a customer stating that unless action was taken responder services would cease. By Ken Kirschenbaum · November 08, 2011

There is a reason the exculpatory clause is in every alarm contract. The right to contract away liability for your own negligence is recognized and enforced in all jurisdictions and has a firm public policy basis. Educating yourself and your subscribers (their lawyers and insurance brokers too) is essential for conducting the most important aspect of your business — selling RMR contracts. By Ken Kirschenbaum · October 11, 2011

CCTV is not new as an electronic product or service. Though like all electronic equipment, this product continues to develop technologically, offering ever-better clarity, data transmission and reliability to prove its usefulness. The choice of products is staggering and the service options are expanding in ways that can complicate legal implications. By Ken Kirschenbaum · September 08, 2011

Too often ignored by alarm dealers, the three-day notice of cancellation provision is required in every state. Even if a state hasn't enacted its own three-day notice of cancellation statute there is a federal law that applies. By Ken Kirschenbaum · August 23, 2011




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