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Marrying your central station
July 25, 2019
Marrying your central station
            Which do you have to be more careful with, selecting a spouse to marry or a central station?  It’s too close to call.  But if you’re not thinking about it that way, then ask yourself, how come you’re going to be asked to sign a pre-nup with your central station?
            OK, it’s called a Dealer Agreement or Installer Agreement [if it’s one of my older forms] but it’s really the same thing as a pre-nup.  Not only will it spell out what the deal is during the relationship, but what happens if that relationship goes sour and there is a break-up.  So now that we have that straight, let’s examine what you should be considering when deciding which central station to marry.
            Compatibility is certainly important and plenty of alarm dealers select their central station because they like the salesman or central station owner or management.  It’s important to have a good rapport.  
            It’s essential that the central station be able to monitor the systems you intend to install.  Not all central stations are able to offer all services.  Some specialize in fire, some PERS, some medical alert, some two way voice,  some video confirmation and some video escort service and 24/7 viewing,  You know what systems you install or plan to install so it makes sense that you select a central station that can accommodate your subscribers.  Of course you aren’t locked into a single central station, unless you are.  Give that some thought before you commit all your business to one central station, which I agree would be ideal if possible.  
            Because your central station is most definitely going to require you to sign a pre-nup agreement you need counsel to review that agreement.  K&K offers a flat rate of $500 to add a Rider to the central station dealer agreement which provides the essential provisions a dealer needs when entering into this relationship.  Give me a call or send email for this service.  
            By the way, K&K also has a matrimonial department, so we can help with your soon to be spouse or ex-spouse.  Contact Maureen Beil at or 516 747 6700 x 303.  See you at the alter or courthouse.  

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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
200 Garden City Plaza
Garden City, NY 11530
516 747 6700 x 301