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Getting Old Subscribers To Sign New Contracts/ Home Automation Contract / Extreme Working Conditions - January 20, 2017

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GETTING OLD SUBSCRIBERS TO SIGN NEW CONTRACTS
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Ken
    Just had a question on presenting the new contracts for my existing accounts.  Should I send all current alarm accounts the new contract Or send them out only when their yearly renewal is up
Thanks
SM
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RESPONSE
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    When you final get proper contracts, and read them, you begin to see how exposed you are having worked without proper contracts or outdated contracts.  It's not an easy decision whether to make an effort to get all new contracts signed or gradually get them signed as older contracts renew or expire.  Unless you have no contracts or contracts that you now know are completely inadequate to protect you, I think you can take the gradual approach; get contracts signed when you visit the customer or when the contract goes into renewal.  If you have no contracts or contracts with no protection then you need to be more aggressive about getting all existing subscribers to sign new contracts.
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HOME AUTOMATION CONTRACT 
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Ken. 
    We do installs of all different sizes for home electronics.  One day it may be a full blown automation system to include networks, TV’s, Audio systems, etc., another day it may be just the home network.  When it is just a network or something similar, do your contracts fit that mold as well?  I would assume that because of the recent publications regarding hacking and liability of it from the installer some protection is necessary.  When we are doing the alarm as well, we use the All in One.  When we are not doing the alarm, we use our own forms.    
Thank You,
David 
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RESPONSE
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    You need a proper contract to do alarm / security / fire work.  The All in One forms are your best bet.  You can use the Residential Security All in One when you are doing security and also home automation, integration and entertainment systems.  
    If, however, you are doing only entertainment or non-security automation and integration, the Security All in One forms will be "over-kill".  You should be using the Home Automation and Integration Agreement.  
    All of the Standard Form Agreements address hacking and all exclude your liability for cyber attach or hacking.
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EXTREME WORKING CONDITIONS
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Ken,
    Do you have any legal wording for "sub-freezing" or other extreme temperatures work conditions?  
We found that our customer expecting to have the job done by certain date, however due to temperature we decided to postpone the outdoor install.  I'd like to add a disclaimer in the contract you provided. either extra cost for insurance, labor, condition other,
    Your thoughts?
Eli H
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response
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    You may have come up with the first revision for 2017.  Don't wait until 2018 to order new contracts though.  For the 2017 updates we did add hazardous conditions provision and also a job delay provision penalizing the subscriber for holding you up.  This is first time I've been asked about extreme temperature.  
    Anyone else have any ideas regarding working conditions that need to be addressed?
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