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The Marketplace Buyer Listing

SecurityAlarmBroker.com THE MARKETPLACE Designed to bring together both buyers and sellers of security alarm companies, accounts and other assets within the security alarm industry. If you are looking to sell your security alarm company or some or all of your monitoring accounts, we are pleased to notify you of the following interested Buyer: Current Available […]

The Marketplace Buyer Listing

SecurityAlarmBroker.com THE MARKETPLACE Designed to bring together both buyers and sellers of security alarm companies, accounts and other assets within the security alarm industry. If you are looking to sell your security alarm company or some or all of your monitoring accounts, we are pleased to notify you of the following interested Buyer: Current Available […]

Michael Revness is Practicing Law in New York!

Michael J. Revness, Esq. was sworn in April 27, 2017 as a Member of the New York Bar and is now fully licensed to practice law in New York. Michael is also admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.Michael is the founder of Alarmlegal.com and a founding partner at the law firm of Kurtz & Revness, P.C. Please […]

Understanding our Industry Contract Presentation

Michael J. Revness, Esq. is a featured guest speaker today at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) for the Pennsylvania Association of Fire Equipment Dealers’ Spring Conference at the Valley Forge Casino Report in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Michael’s topic will be “Understanding our Industry Contract.”  

Announcing SecurityAlarmBroker.com

SecurityAlarmBroker.com offers the security alarm industry special and targeted matchmaker and other related services specifically for those seeking to purchase or sell security alarm monitoring accounts, inspection and testing accounts and related assets. Michael J. Revness, Esq. is the founder of SecurityAlarmBroker.com. He is also the founder of www.AlarmLegal.com, and a founding partner of the […]

Upcoming Security Alarm Industry Presentations

Michael Revness, Esq. will be presenting the following three seminars at the upcoming New Jersey Electronic and Security Association (“NJESA”) in Atlantic City, New Jersey from March 1 to March 3: NJ Licensing Law (Required CEU Course for NJ Licensing) Selling Your Alarm Company – Buying Another Alarm Company Understanding your Industry Security Alarm Contract For conference registration, please visit the NJESA […]

The Legal Corner: Electronic Contracts and Signatures

Even our security alarm contracts are moving forward into the digital age. Various electronic signature platforms (like DocuSign, for example) permit us to download our contract forms into an electronic platform and then send those contracts electronically to our customers and obtain electronic signatures from our customers. However, are these electronic signatures valid and enforceable? […]

Happy Holidays from AlarmLegal.com

Wishing you and yours health and happiness this Holiday Season and continued success in the New Year.   Thank you so much for your support and making the launch of AlarmLegal.com a success this year. Best, Michael Revness, Esq. mrevness@alarmlegal.com mrevness@kandrlaw.com (610) 688-2885

The Legal Corner: Understanding Limitation of Liability Provisions

My last article on “Understanding Third Party Indemnification Provisions” was well received – thank you! In fact, so well received that I was asked by many of you to do a similar article to discuss “Understanding Limitation of Liability Provisions.” Ask and you shall receive! A well-constructed contract in our life/safety industry will include (in […]

The Legal Corner: Understanding Third Party Indemnification Provisions

A well-constructed contract in our life/safety industry will include a provision requiring your customer to indemnify your company from any losses suffered by third parties (a third party in this context is any person or entity who did not have a contract with your company for any security alarm equipment or service, but was damaged […]

“Battle of the Contract Forms”

A “battle of the contract forms” refers to the clash of the standard form contracts exchanged between a security alarm company and its customer. This “battle” is becoming more and more common in commercial sales, where an owner or property manager often insists that its contract form prevails over yours. A “battle of the contract […]

Presentation on Licensing for Fire and Burglar Alarm Contractors and Certification for Fire Equipment Protection Contractors in the State of New Jersey

Michael J. Revness, Esq., a founding partner at Kurtz & Revness, P.C. and AlarmLegal.com, presented at the North Jersey ASCET Meeting, on September 27th, 2016.  The topic for this month’s meeting was, “Licensing for fire and burglar alarm contractors and Certification for fire protection equipment contractors in New Jersey”.  Michael discussed the importance of licensing […]

Looking To Sell Your Alarm Company, But Have No Written Contracts? Here Are Some Tips.

There is a fruitful market for the purchase and sale of security alarm monitoring accounts documented on solid industry form written contracts (“Contracted Monitoring Accounts”), as Contracted Monitoring Accounts typically provide for recurring monthly revenue. Based on my experience, the current multiple in the marketplace being paid by buyers for Contracted Monitoring Accounts is in […]

The Legal Corner: Audio Video Wire Tap Disclaimer

If you are selling and installing video cameras with an audio recording feature, this may present a legal trap for you and your customer under federal and state wiretap laws. AlarmLegal.com now has an Audio Video Wire Tap Disclaimer available for purchase to protect your company and educate your customer. Please visit us at www.AlarmLegal.com […]

Security Alarm Contract Quiz

Take this short quiz to test your knowledge of the key terms of the security alarm contract. The answers are at the bottom.   If we can be of service, please contact Michael Revness, Esq. at mrevness@alarmlegal.com 1. Limitation of Liability protects the company against: (a) losses incurred by our customer’s guests (b) losses incurred by […]

Limitation of Liability and Indemnity – What is the Difference?

Your Alarm Contract should contain both a Limitation of Liability Provision and an Indemnification Provision.  I am often asked, what is the difference?  Here is your answer. A Limitation of Liability Provision limits the damages (money) which can be recovered against your Company by your Customer if you make a mistake. An Indemnification Provision requires […]

Limitation of Liability and Indemnity

It is the standard of our industry for your contracts with your customers to contain both a Limitation of Liability Provision and an Indemnification Provision. I am often asked, “What is the difference?” Here is your answer. A Limitation of Liability Provision limits or caps the damages (money) which can be recovered against your company […]

Don’t Overdo Those Websites

In this electronic age, many of us use our website to advertise our services and provide information, guidance, and advice to customers, prospective customers, or the general public. While you most certainly should continue to do so, there are a couple of real legal concerns to look out for: Disclaimers. If you are providing general […]

Be Careful with Your Purchase Orders

Many of you use purchase orders. That is, you first present a new customer with a written purchaser order setting forth the schedule of protection, services, and applicable charges. You then ask your customer to sign the purchase order, committing to the order and terms. Then, once the purchase order is signed, you later present […]