Legal Issues You Must Address Before Entering the DIY Market
SSI Industry Hall of Famer and renowned attorney Ken Kirschenbaum explains how dealers can get involved in the growing DIY market without exposing their business to additional liabilities.
Join us for a free webinar on March 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern as Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum Principal Ken Kirschenbaum discusses the growing opportunity for traditional security dealers to expand into do-it-yourself (DIY) products and services, with particular attention given to the legal issues inherent participating in this market.
Key topics will include:
- What distinguishes a DIY model from traditional alarm business?
- Expanding territory beyond driving distance to transcend state boundaries
- The potential to operate with no need for installation or service staff
- Operational matters like warehousing and how equipment supplier will drop ship for you
- Staffing or outsourcing in-house operators taking orders by telephone or over Internet
- If providing equipment only
- If engaging in DIY monitoring
- Licensing concerns pertaining to both monitoring and installation
- Telemarketing regulations
- Warranty coverage
- Law enforcement and first responder/false alarm issues
- Cancelation policies and practices
- Proposition 65 ramifications
- Contract terms
Kenneth Kirschenbaum, Esq.
Kenneth Kirschenbaum is a recognized legal expert in burglar and fire alarm law. He is recognized throughout the United States as an expert in the alarm security and electronic integration industry for licensing, contract forms, defense litigation and transactional matters.
Ken Kirschenbaum founded Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, P.C., in 1977, and since that time has maintained a general practice law firm handling matters for clients ranging from burglar and fire alarm law, general litigation, commercial litigation, general corporate work, matrimonial, and real estate.
His standardized contract forms are used by thousands of alarm companies in the United States and internationally. He is engaged by insurance carriers to defend alarm cases and to supervise defense work throughout the US. Within the New York metropolitan area, Ken is well regarded as one of the longest-serving United States Bankruptcy Trustees in the Eastern District of New York – a position that affords a unique perspective on many areas of law.
Ken Kirschenbaum is a sought after speaker in the alarm industry and has made guest presentations to numerous alarm trade associations. Ken was inducted into the Security Sales & Integration Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition for his distinguished service to the industry.
This is part of SSI’s webcast series featuring Hall of Fame experts who offer their proven strategies on business success in the security market. They are influential in the industry, have built 8-10 figure security businesses, have a minimum 15 years in the industry and a willingness to mentor integrators and dealers seeking growth in their businesses.