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Title: All You Need To Know About Preparing Your Company For A Sale
When: February 7, 2017 at 12 noon EST
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DO YOU NEED SS NUMBER ON CONTRACT
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Ken
    We have encountered difficulties getting our subscriber’s to put their social security numbers on the contracts.  How important is it to get that?  What about the commercial tax ID number on commercial installations?
Regards,
Sally S
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RESPONSE
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    The social security number on the All in One Agreements is not necessary.  It does however serve two purposes.

    You do have to be careful with the social security number, keeping it confidential and used only for legitimate purposes.
You can also delete the provision on the contract or just not ask for it; failure to add the number will not affect enforcement of the contract.
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WHEN TO USE ELECTRONIC DISCLOSURE AND CONSENT FORM
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Ken
    The electronic disclosure & consent form should be used with every work order, correct?  Not just with new contracts?
Regards,
Sally 
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RESPONSE
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    If you use electronic execution of the contract you should have the Disclosure and Consent to Electronic Communication precede the contract.  No reason not to use it every time, but you only need get it signed once when getting multiple documents signed electronically at the same time.
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ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
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Ken
    Seems everyone is asking for "clauses."  Clauses for all the needs of the items we run into all the time, too.  In (many) years from the past I remember ADT having a book of clauses, and going back to those days days, so did National Guardian.  Where are those "clauses?"  I'd bet they are just as important now, and probably even more so than ever.
    Not only that (clauses), but a separate "addendum."  All the addendum was, was an additional blank contract that "attached" to the original contract and became a part of it.  Note the clauses were written by the corporate lawyers and carried a lot of protection specifically for their need in respect to the application.
Anybody? (well, what do you think folks)?
Marty
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Response
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    Properly worded alarm / security contracts should contain many provisions, so many that there isn't any room for provisions that are not necessary, no matter how well intended.  We tried disparately to keep Standard Form Agreements to front and back.  That is no possible for the All in One Agreements.  It's not even practical for an alarm contract that covers only a single or limited services [which is don't recommend anyway - get the All in One Agreements].  Like plenty of other attorneys I could certainly find additional provisions to add to the alarm contracts.  I could probably through in enough legalese and window dressing to pad that contract form up to 10 pages; a bargain at $5000.  Thanks but I'll pass, and so should you.  The Standard Form Agreements contain what you need, almost all of what you want and as much non-essential provisions most often asked for we could comfortably fit in.  It's not broken so don't try fixing it [the contracts]. 
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Title: All You Need To Know About Preparing Your Company For A Sale
When: February 7, 2017 at 12 noon EST
Where: Your computer for power point, live video and call in on computer or phone
What will be covered: General discussion about preparing your company for sale
Who should attend: Alarm company owners
Presented by: Kelly Bond, Alarm Capital Alliance kelly.bond@alarmcapital.com
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Title: All You Need To Know About PERS - Personal Emergency Response Service
When: February 8, 2017 at noon EST
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What will be covered: the state of the PERS industry, demographics here now and ahead, financial and business models, PERS solutions available, mobile PERS and where this will likely end up in the near future. Introduction to Essence-USA 's Smart Alerting and partnership with Affiliated Central Station.
Who should attend: Alarm company owners, general managers, sales managers, sales staff
Presented by: Josh Locke, Director of Sales Essence-USA.com JoshLo@Essence-USA.com  734.667.5958 cell:  734.709.5609
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Title: All You Need To Know About consumer alarm contracts
When: February 9, 2017 noon EST
Where: Your computer for power point, live video and call in on computer or phone
What will be covered: What makes consumer contracts different and compliance issues.
Who should attend: Alarm company owners, general managers, sales managers, sales staff
Presented by: Ken Kirschenbaum, Esq.
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Title: All You Need To Know About Automatic Renewal Provisions in Alarm Contracts
When: February 15, 2017 at noon EST
Where: Your computer for power point, live video and call in on computer or phone
What will be covered: The why, where and how of automatic renewal provisions in alarm contracts
Who should attend: Alarm company owners, general managers, sales managers, sales staff
Presented by: Ken Kirschenbaum, Esq.
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Title: All You Need To Know About Video Surveillance
When: February 16, 2017 at noon EST
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What will be covered: Discuss latest in video surveillance equipment and services
Who should attend: Alarm company owners, general managers, sales managers, video technicians
Presented by: Ari Erenthal, training manager for IPVM, the leading resource for independent news, reviews, and testing of cameras, VMS, NVRs, and more. (862) 414-3078 ari@ipvideomarket.info
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Title: All You Need To Know About Selecting the Right Broker to Sell Your Alarm Business
When: February 23, 2017 noon EST
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What will be covered: General discussion about finding the right broker to represent you on the sale of your alarm business
Who should attend: Alarm company owners
Presented by: Ron Davis and Steve Rubin from Graybeards rdavis@graybeardsus.com srubin@graybeardsus.com
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Title: All You Need To Know About modern nationwide central station operations and how to select the best central station for your needs
When: February 24, 2017 noon EST
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What will be covered: General discussion about what you should expect from your modern nationwide central station and how to select the best central station for your needs
Who should attend: Alarm company owners, general managers, sales managers, sales staff
Presented by: Morgan Hertel from Rapid Response MHertel@rrms.com
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Title: All You Need To Know About Fire Alarm Systems and Taking Over Fire Alarm Systems
When: March 1, 2017 noon EST
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What will be covered: General discussion about issues to consider when installing, servicing or inspecting fire alarm and when taking over an existing system
Who should attend: Alarm company owners, general managers, sales managers, technician managers
Presented by: Jeff Zwirn JeffZwirn@alarmexpert.com
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Title: All You Need To Know About Standard Fire Protection All in One Agreement Covering Installation, Inspection, Service of Sprinkler System, Portable Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood, Smoke Detectors, Fire Pump
When: March 2, 2017 noon EST
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What will be covered: General discussion about the Standard Fire Protection All in One provisions including scope of work, liability limitations, insurance issues, indemnity issues, how to handle subscribers who won't sign or want you to sign their agreement. 
Who should attend: Alarm company owners, general managers, sales managers, sales staff
Presented by: Ken Kirschenbaum, Esq.
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Title: All You Need To Know About Alarm Licensing and Contracts for DIY 
When: March 9, 2017 noon EST
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What will be covered: General discussion about licensing in the alarm industry for DYI. Different types of licenses, where you need them and how you get them. How and when to use License Holders or Qualifiers for your business and how to become a license holder for a company. Risks involved in not being licensed. Contract you will need for nationwide DIY monitoring agreements.
Who should attend: Alarm company owners, general managers, compliance managers and license holders.
Presented by: Ken Kirschenbaum, Esq.
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