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Yard Signs and Decals with No Alarm / Contract for multiple states - February 14, 2017


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YARD SIGNS AND DECALS WITH NO ALARM
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Ken
    We have a sales guy who has a habit of putting our Signs and/or Stickers on properties (mainly vacant) that are identified by our management company customers as properties where they may want an alarm system installed in but they have not been installed yet or even contracted for.   Is there liability to us in him placing the Signs and/or stickers prior to having a contract signed or the system installed?
GZ
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RESPONSE
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    It's been a long time since I passed a vacant store and saw 10 or more alarm stickers on the window.  Maybe alarm sales people aren't pounding the pavement any more.  
    Your salesman isn't randomly placing signs and stickers; he's been sent to a vacant home by a management company; why I am not so sure.  Maybe they want a price for an alarm before they take it over. 
    Aside from the possibility that your employee is trespassing on property still owned by the soon to be homeless owner, who may still be home with his shot-gun at hand, I doubt that there can be any exposure.  Who could have any expectation that alarm services were being provided?  A squatter, trespasser, or neighbor?  I don't think so.  
    Feel free to place all the signs and decals you want in vacant homes.  Don't complain if you get ticketed for littering.
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CONTRACT FOR MULTIPLE STATES
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Ken
    I have a company that covers several states. I have done a couple of recent acquisitions and now have multiple contracts that I am working from. I have enjoyed reading your articles and am sure your firm can help with a standard contract moving forward. My concern is, do I need to have different contracts for every state or I can have one that covers a majority.
Steven 
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RESPONSE
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    Our Commercial All in One can be used in multiple states.  Our Residential All in One needs to customized for most states so we recommend a different contract for each state, with some exception.  A residential contract for multiple states would have to meet the requirements of both states.  The additional provisions to accommodate additional states will definitely lengthen the contract adding at least one page if not several.  If you are not using electronic contracts the paper form would be challenging to use.  
    We give a multiple state discount of 50% for additional states when ordering the Residential All in One.  Get the contract on line at www.alarmcontracts.com or call our Contract Administrator Eileen Wagda at 516 747 6700 x 312 for assistance.
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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
Where: Your computer for power point, live video and call in on computer or phone
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
Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6264618512556065793
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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
Where: Your computer for power point, live video and call in on computer or phone
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 Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group, the Graybeards rdavis@graybeardsus.com srubin@graybeardsus.com
Register here:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8548769256865453057
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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
Where: Your computer for power point, live video and call in on computer or phone
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
Register here:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/507826318172222465
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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
Where: Your computer for power point, live video and call in on computer or phone
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
Register here:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4756737271107996417
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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
Where: Your computer for power point, live video and call in on computer or phone
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.
Register here:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/658147149875346945
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Title: All You Need To Know About Alarm Licensing and Contracts for DIY 
When: March 9, 2017 noon EST
Where: Your computer for power point, live video and call in on computer or phone
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.
Register here:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2585168820901654273