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August 13, 2020
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            Not yours, your customers.  The crazy economic and social times has not severely impacted the alarm industry; not yet anyway.  Deemed essential, most alarm companies managed to stay busy during the shutdown.  While new sales may have lagged, repair service and upgrades for existing customers increased.  Government stimulus packages benefited the alarm industry like many businesses and working people who found themselves either out of employment or out of work [beneficiaries of PPP program if still working or unemployment benefits in not working].  All in all, I’d be surprised if the current business conditions have caused alarm companies to “go out of business” or go bankrupt.  Decide to cash in, sell, and retire, maybe, but not because you have to.
            But alarm customers are having very different experiences.  Some businesses, restaurants and retail stores at the top of the list, had to shut down, many remain closed, and those that are open are not doing sufficient business to survive, at least not for long.  Waiting for a miracle is not exactly a good business strategy.  The uncertainty of the presidential election and which direction this country and its economy will take doesn’t instill much comfort.  
            What do you need to be cognizant of?  Customers not able to pay; customers going out of business; customer claims for losses caused by everyday burglaries and fires, increased risk because the businesses are not open and loss by riots. 
            You are going to see notices from the Bankruptcy Court.  These notices will advise you that your customer has filed one of several options in bankruptcy.  For residential consumers the option will be chapter 7 or 13; for commercial customers the option will be chapter 7, 5 or 11.
            Residential:  The notice may state that it’s a Chapter 7 No Asset Case and you need not file a claim unless notified, or an Asset Case and you need to file a proof of claim.  If it’s a chapter 13 case you need to file a claim, and don’t wait.  
            Commercial:  Same as above if it’s a chapter 7.  If chapter 11 [let’s forget chapter 5 – I don’t think you’ll see to many of those for while] the notice may say you don’t have to file a claim, but I think you should anyway, and right away.
            Keep in mind that once a bankruptcy petition is filed you need to get a new contract or get the old contract “reaffirmed”.  
            If you need assistance contact K&K’s bankruptcy department by contacting Stacy Spector, Esq at 516 747 6700 x 304 or and she will have the appropriate attorney in our bankruptcy department handle your matter.

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            And, speaking of dealers, selecting the right central station is important; there’s lots to consider.  K&K is saving you the trip to Vegas and bouncing from one booth to another, stuffing your pockets with candy and pens [not that there is anything wrong with that].  You have and you will be hearing from the best of the best in this webinar series.  
            Keep in mind that any legitimate central station is going to require you to sign a Dealer Agreement.  This isn’t a car rental contract at the airport.  It can be modified and you need to ask for those modifications.  I’ve designed a Rider that applies to every central station Dealer Agreement because it includes all the provisions a dealer should be asking for and is entitled to.  If you are negotiating with a new central station or re-negotiating with your current central station, be sure to get the Rider.  It’s $500 and well worth it.  Order it at in the Monitoring Centers Contracts category.
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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
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