New York State Department of State Business of Installing,
Servicing or Maintaining Security or Fire Alarm Systems

General Business Law, Article 6D

CONSUMER ADVISORY ON SYSTEM LOCK OUT CODES

Lock out code technology protects the alarm system and the consumer from fraudulent entry to the system’s electronic composition. Consumers who own alarm systems that are free of financial obligation should have access to the system’s electronic composition. An alarm-system agreement should provide that lock out codes (also referred to as source codes) are to be defaulted or released to the consumer for their access to the security system’s program levels. Please be sure to review the alarm system agreement carefully with regard to lock out \ source code access.