2016 Updates Are Ready - See Sale Announcement Below
    The Standard Form Agreements have been updated for 2016.  Probably the single most important change is in the "right to subcontract" provision.  We've added manufacturers and vendors to the "subcontractor" category who benefit by the protective provisions in the agreement.  This change was prompted by Honeywell's dealer agreement which requires that provision in the dealer's subscriber agreement.  We still have a separate Rider for alarm.com, which that vendor does require.  Other manufacturers, especially those who have gotten in on the RMR model by having its equipment communicate through its servers, are requiring protection from subscriber claims.  Other changes have been made and you can check with our Contract Administrator Eileen Wagda at 516 747 6700 ext 312 to see if your form needs updating.  We starting adding the updates several months ago so you may be up to date.  Keep in mind that our updates are free for 6 months and half price for 12 months.  Updates will be prepared and sent out after the new orders are processed.  The sale doesn't end until January 5, 2016, so please be patient.  



    Contract sale starts now and runs through January 5, 2016, ending at 5PM.  The discount will be accepted on all orders received between now and January 5, 2016 by 5 PM*.  This will definitely be the best deal of 2016.  Here's the deal:
    Buy 1 All in One** and get $100 off.  **excludes new fire with rider form
    Buy 2 All in One forms and get $100 off first and $200 off second and $50 off Disclaimer Notice and $100 off alarm.com rider.   Save up to $450.
    Buy 3 or more All in One forms and get same as above and $300 off the third form and $400 off the fourth form.  Save up to $1150.00
    The new Fire All in One with Security Rider $1250.00.  Save $400.00  Add the Commercial Fire All in One and the Commercial All in One and get $200 off each.  Save $600.00
    Qualifier Agreement  $1200.00   Save $300.00
    Nationwide DIY with monitoring  $3500.00  Save $1000.00
* Your order must be placed on line at www.alarmcontracts.com and received by our office no later than January 5, 2016 by 5 PM EST.  Orders must contain valid credit card payment.  Fill out the order form, add up your charges (we will check the arithmetic) and put in "promo" after your total.  Orders arriving after sale ends will be returned or with your approval charged regular published rates.  Orders will be processed in order received.  Rush orders, delivered by email within 48 hours, add 15%.


Introducing the Commercial Fire All in One with Security Rider
The new form:    We have been asked to offer a combined Commercial Fire and Security Agreement.  The form starts with the Fire All in One and adds a Rider for security covered by the Security All in One.  

Who should use this form:  If you do primarily fire, use a single panel and add security equipment, then this form will be the easiest one to use.  If you do fire and security I still prefer the Fire All in One and the Commercial All in One as separate forms.  

    I am new to the alarm industry and have purchased most, if not all, of your agreements.  I was getting ready to get pricing from a couple of printers to get them printed in multi part form when I saw one of your emails about a possible change coming in January 2016.  My question is can I just edit the forms on a computer as needed for a sale or installation and then print three copies for the customer to sign.  This would help with future changes in your contracts without having to toss out old versions of your forms as well as being able to read the handwriting of the person filling out the forms.  I wasn’t sure if having the customer sign three copies would be considered acceptable in the event I ever needed them in court.
    Thanks in advance for your advice.
    Printing multiple copies from your computer is fine.  Just be sure they all get filled out the same and signed.  Using some form of carbon paper (if you can find it) is a better idea.  
    The contract forms do change and you should keep your forms up to date.  You should probably consider getting new contracts every 2 years unless we announce a major or significant change in the form.  You can always contact our Contract Administrator Eileen Wagda at 516 747 6700 ext 312 to check if your form is sufficiently up to date.  Generally, updates are free for 6 months and half price for the first year.  As you can see above, the 2016 forms are now ready.  So update.