There were recent changes adopted into the NYS alarm license law. Some of this pertained to networking and of course there were other changes. I'm particularly interested in the networking piece because networking is a big part of many of the jobs we do. I was hoping you could explain what those changes really mean to installers and have they been incorporated into your contracts. 
Mike Serrano
    According to the NYS Dept of State web site the new rules are only proposed; not yet enacted, and may change before implemented.  You can access the proposed rules here: http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/alarminstall/proposed21214.html
    The change you refer to is in 195.1:
    "(g) Network- A network, also referred to as a computer network, consists of two or more devices that are linked together through various means (i.e., ethernet, wifi, serial bus, etc.) so that they can communicate with each other and thereby exchange commands and share data that may operate hardware and utilize other resources for the operation of a security, video, access and alarm detection and/or notification system." 

    A change to 195.2 would require an alarm license if one "installs, maintains or services ... conduits and associated wires of an alarm system".  
    The exclusion for a license for wiring found in 195.2 (c) is going to be deleted.  The deleted portion of that rule is "(2) [conduits and associated wires of an alarm system, including]" but that rule retains the exclusion of an alarm license requirement for  "line-voltage connections to an outlet, junction box, or electrical distribution panel;" which I suspect requires an electrical license. 
    Note that the proposed rules require a change in the Employee ID card.  Apparently you don't have to change existing ID cards but must use the new form for employees hired after the effective date of the enactment of the rules.
    I don't think any changes are needed to the Standard Form Contracts to accommodate the proposed rules.
    I am conducting a seminar on May 15, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale, NY starting at 4:30 PM.  This is a 2 hour presentation on the All in One contracts and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers to all issues.  If you want particular issues covered please let me know in advance.  You have to attend to take advantage of any contract discounts that will be offered.
    The seminar is followed by MBFAA's dinner and meeting, where my office will do a presentation on structuring your alarm business with comparison of corporations, DBA, LLC.  This will be presented by Jennifer Kirschenbaum,Esq.


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