I have two customers that have fire panels that I installed several years ago.  Since then, the laws have changed to require a level 3 Nicet that I do not posses, and do not intend on getting.  This law forbids me working on the systems, and I haven’t. Both refuse the annual inspection required.  I have continued to monitor these systems.  Should I get rid of these accounts or can I continue to monitor without service?  I use your contracts.
Please advise.  Thanks.
    Contractually you can agree to provide whatever services your subscriber requests and pays for.  If you're required to be licensed to perform any of those services then you'll need the license.  Fire alarms have different requirements for residential and commercial, and some jurisdictions have different requirements for different commercial systems.  You aren't licensed to perform all fire alarm related services, which generally includes:

  • design and permitting
  • sale and installation
  • repair service
  • inspections
  • monitoring

    You should let your subscriber know that you are licensed and qualified to provide some but not all of the services that the fire alarm system will require.  If you can provide the monitoring then there is no reason you should not continue to contract for that service.  The law may permit you to subcontract some or all of the other services, so you may be able to keep them under contract as well.
    You wisely recognize that you should not contract to perform services you are not licensed or qualified to perform.  The Fire All in One breaks down the various services you can offer to perform, and does permit you to subcontract the services. Of course the contract does not supersede licensing requirements.

Contracts On Sale - Order At www.alarmcontracts.com - SALE ENDS TOMORROW

    Contract sale runs through January 5, 2016 5PM.  The discount will be accepted on all orders received between now and January 5, 2016 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
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* Your order must be placed on line at www.alarmcontracts.com and received in our office no later January 5, 2016 5 PM EST.  Order 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%.
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 so please be patient.  


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.