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Ken Kirschenbaum, SSI Contributor

Security Sales & Integration’s “Legal Briefing” columnist Ken Kirschenbaum has been a recognized counsel to the alarm industry for 35 years and is principal of Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, P.C. His team of attorneys, which includes daughter Jennifer, specialize in transactional, defense litigation, regulatory compliance and collection matters.

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Ken Kirschenbaum's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: Thinking of Selling Your Business? Contemplate These Things First

Thinking of Selling Your Business? Contemplate These Things First

Whether it’s time for retirement or just a new adventure, make sure to weigh your nest egg and potential net proceeds. Here’s how.

Read: Don’t Get Sued: The Importance of Proper Employee Agreements

Don’t Get Sued: The Importance of Proper Employee Agreements

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum shares a recent ADT lawsuit to shed light on the importance of proper employment agreements and arbitration clauses.

Read: Don’t Shortchange Your Customers When It Comes to Tech Choices, Central Station Selection

Don’t Shortchange Your Customers When It Comes to Tech Choices, Central Station Selection

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains why you you need to be sure that you are responsibly performing your services.

Read: Warning: Posting Surveillance Signage Does Not Constitute Consent

Warning: Posting Surveillance Signage Does Not Constitute Consent

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains why you should do yourself a favor and stay away from deploying surveillance signage.

Read: Why Alarm Companies Should Leave Monitoring to Central Stations

Why Alarm Companies Should Leave Monitoring to Central Stations

Alarm companies can reduce liability and exposure by deferring alarm responsibility to the monitoring pros.

Ken Kirschenbaum's Latest Posts

Read: Exploring the Extent of Protective Provisions

Exploring the Extent of Protective Provisions

A properly drafted alarm contract will insulate an alarm company from any liability, and on the off chance that liability is found, limit the extent of damages to a nominal sum.

Read: How DIY Security Dealers Defend Themselves

How DIY Security Dealers Defend Themselves

You may assume that DIY security companies are more likely to face liability losses. Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains why that’s not true.

Read: Navigating the Murky Waters of Selling Temperature Sensing in a Pandemic

Navigating the Murky Waters of Selling Temperature Sensing in a Pandemic

Companies have been warned, repeatedly, not to perform any service without a proper contract. That is true for selling and installing thermal imaging equipment also, especially in nonmedical facilities.

Read: Deciphering New Ownership and Commercial Contract Obligations

Deciphering New Ownership and Commercial Contract Obligations

The alarm industry may think it invented RMR and automatic renewal, but contract disputes are common. Indulge this story involving the linen industry.

Read: Look to Industry Peers to Answer These Coronavirus Survival Questions

Look to Industry Peers to Answer These Coronavirus Survival Questions

You’re probably asking yourself many questions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s why industry associations and your fellow security professionals are best-equipped to help.

Read: How to Actually Calculate Company Value Based on RMR

How to Actually Calculate Company Value Based on RMR

Buying or selling accounts? RMR is defined in different ways, and you need a very careful understanding of how it is going to be calculated for your deal.

Read: Should Dealers Be Liable for Own Negligence?

Should Dealers Be Liable for Own Negligence?

A properly drafted alarm contract makes crystal clear what an alarm company is willing to do, what its limitations are and what risks it’s not willing to take.

Read: Do You Want Your Kid in Your Alarm Business?

Do You Want Your Kid in Your Alarm Business?

You and your kid(s) can make a great living in the “alarm business,” even if you don’t recognize your company five years from now.

Read: Business & Legal Topics the Security Industry Must Watch in 2020

Business & Legal Topics the Security Industry Must Watch in 2020

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum shares topics to keep an eye on in 2020, including recurring monthly revenue, the exculpatory clause, insurance coverage and more.

Read: What Do You Do When a Customer Questions Your Alarm Contract?

What Do You Do When a Customer Questions Your Alarm Contract?

The alarm contract contains various provisions that acting together shift the risk for liability to the customer, not the alarm company.

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