Security Science Quiz: June

Test your security knowledge with SSI’s June Security Science Quiz!

1. Ethics is defined as influencing:

  1. Behavior and conduct
  2. Administrative law
  3. Civil law
  4. Statutory law

2. Negligence is:

  1. A conscious indifference to the welfare and safety of others
  2. Deceptive practices regarding the welfare and safety of other
  3. Fraudulent practices in dealing with others
  4. Doing of that thing which a reasonably prudent person would not have done, or the failure to do that thing which a reasonably prudent person would have done in like or similar circumstances

3. Statutory law is found in:

  1. NFPA 72
  2. UL 211
  3. NEC 70
  4. Legislation

4. Limitation of liability clauses generally protect alarm contractors from violation of statutory law:

  1. True
  2. False
  3. It depends if the contractor is licensed
  4. It depends if the contractor is licensed and insured

5. A records retention policy should be:

  1. In writing and achievable
  2. Utilized if you have more than 25 employees
  3. Utilized if you have fewer than 25 employees
  4. Utilized only if you are a UL-Listed central station

6. A burglary loss at a protected premises where your company has installed an alarm system will always be covered as long as you have obtained the proper insurance:

  1. True
  2. False
  3. It depends if the alarm system had motion detectors
  4. It depends if the alarm system had telephone lines

7. If a fire alarm system works and your central station notifies the fire department in accordance with NFPA 72, a lawsuit cannot be filed against your company:

  1. If the system was permitted by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ)
  2. False
  3. If the system was UL certificated
  4. If the system is less than 12 months old

8 .An alarm contractor who purchased insurance is covered for any intentional act as long as it was done within the scope of their employment:

  1. True
  2. False
  3. This only applies if ERISA is enforced by the AHJ
  4. It depends on the type of insurance coverage you purchase; some provide coverage, some do not

9. A high-rise structure is defined as one that is higher than:

  1. Seven to 10 stories
  2. 25 stories
  3. 35 stories
  4. 50 stories

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About the Author


Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, FACFEI, CHS-IV, SET, CCI, FASI&T, MBAT, 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.

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