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Do you need license to carry lock pick / Fire protection and detection system co-dependent agreements
June 14,  2021
Do you need license to carry lock pick
            Sometimes I don’t have the key to a control box with me or the control box is behind a locked door that nobody present has the key to. My question is, as long as we have the permission of the owner or representative is it legal for a licensed (alarm license) individual to use lock picks?
            I suppose the next reasonable question is if I am stopped by the police and they find my lock pick set am I allowed to have these or do I possibly face arrest?
            For this question please keep me
            Owning a lock pick set is illegal in Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia. These states consider ownership of a lock pick set "prima facie evidence." This essentially means these states might put you in a position of proving you weren't planning to use the lock pick set for the purpose of committing a crime.
            Airlines warn that tools that are 7 inches or less in length are allowed in carry-on bags. Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.
            If the subscriber permits you to pick a lock then you can use any tool you have at your disposal. 
            Lock picks can certainly be carried by licensed locksmiths.  Your alarm license or credentials do not make you a locksmith, but unless you are performing patrol and alarm services on the midnight shift when no alarm has been reported I think the trades may be sufficiently close so that you can talk your way out of trouble.
Fire protection and detection system co-dependent agreements
         We are hoping to sign new agreements with one of our subscribers, both alarm and suppression agreements.  There is some shared costs, like quarterly inspection and testing the sprinkler system, flow test; the alarm would be a shared event.  Also, we may not want to continue sprinkler inspection and testing without also having the alarm agreement.
            What can language can we include in each agreement that stipulates they are priced to work together;
where should it be included?
Thank you,
            This is obviously a commercial account.  You will be using the Fire All in One, which is the commercial fire contract that covers installation as well as all the services, including inspection.  For the fire suppression system you will be using the Fire Protection All in One, which covers installation and all the services for sprinklers and other suppression and protection devices usually required by local code and enforced by Fire Marshals or fire departments.
            Fill each contract out as you normally would.  On each add this:
            "This agreement is being signed concurrently with an agreement between the parties for [the other system] dated the date of this agreement, and each agreement is dependent upon the other so that a termination or default of one will operate as a termination or default of the other."
            There is nothing magical about the above language and it can certainly be worded differently if necessary.  Your customer may prefer: "This agreement and the agreement entitled [other agreement] shall be deemed a single agreement running concurrently". 

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