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comment water damage loss / Elevator emergency phones / run away alarms March 22, 2017

KEN KIRSCHENBAUM, ESQ
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comment water damage loss / Elevator emergency phones / run away alarms March 22, 2017
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Next webinar March 28, 2017 - see schedule below
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comment water damage loss from article on March 10, 2017
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Ken,
          JC made a valid comment about the length of time the water was running, and I got the impression he equated the amount of dollar loss to the run time of the water. 
          We have a hi rise commercial building that we service both the sprinkler alarm and sprinkler systems.  A couple years ago, late at night, a tenant on an upper floor was doing a photo shoot.   Someone bumped a halogen lamp that fell over and ignited the back drop.  A few sprinklers fused and controlled or extinguished the fire.  FD responded and were on scene within a few minutes and shut off the sprinklers a few minutes later.     We replaced the sprinklers and restored the systems to normal operation.  Serve-Pro was called in and an army of clean up people arrived.  One of the first things they did was to cut and remove the lower portion of every wall that looked like it may have been wet to prevent mold.  The elevators were shut down because water went down the shafts.  The insurance company was on site that afternoon and said they were issuing an initial check for quarter million dollars to cover initial expenses and keep the work moving.  I heard the final loss was about 1 million dollars.  I don't think there would have been much more loss if the water ran for hours and it reached certain areas and ran down the stairs and elevator shafts to the basement floor drains. 
           An interesting out come was when the first engine company arrived and connected to the Fire Department Connection and followed their SOP and boosted to 150 PSI.  This caused hole in the pipe where it passed through the foundation wall due to corrosion over the years.  NYC law states, that pipe must be pressure tested in the presence of an FDNY Inspector every five years, tested to 100 PSI.  See the problem.  I wrote to the FDNY and asked why we test to 100 when SOP is to pump to 150, we should be testing to at least 200, the answer, 100 PSI is law, 150 PSI is SOP.  To my knowledge, the law still states to test to 100.
Jeff  
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Elevator emergency phones
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Ken, 
    does the all-in-one agreement give us adequate protection if we are monitoring elevator emergency telephones? Thanks Bob/Command Corporation
RB
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Response
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    We offer a separate contract for elevator monitoring.  You get it at www.alarmcontracts.com
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run away alarms
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Ken,
    We just received our commercial security all in one agreementdisclaimer notice and fire monitoring agreements from Eileen and I had a quick question.
    We are new to monitoring.  In talking with a friendly competitor and also a central station that we are in the process of signing up with, they both shared with me the scenario of runaway notifications from the alarm panels (both fire and intrusion).  Where a zone is triggering a false alarm and the ability to resolve the problem in some way is dependent on the customer.  Both are recommending that in the language of my agreement I should have some wording that gives us the option to bill for alarm notifications on the 800 number to the central station (if we find it exceeds a certain amount…). 
    Is this something you are familiar with?  Is there language already in the contract to address this or can you recommend language?  Thank you.
Best regards,
Bryan M
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Response
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    The All in One agreements deal with run away alarms.  You remote access and shut down and pass on expenses to subscriber.
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TitleAll You Need To Know About Alarm dealer program contracts - getting in and getting out
When: March 28,  2017 noon EST
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What will be covered: General discussion about honeypots/trappings of dealer program contracts and how difficult they are to get out of. 
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TitleAll You Need to know about Internet security and why is it relevant for the alarm industry 
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