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Contract Sale ends today / On-line fire reporting service comment / More on banned equipment 
January 14, 2022
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The Standard Form Agreements are all updated.  This year there are important updates.  All contracts should be updated this year.  One change is the inflation and supply chain delay provision; there are many others. 2022 updated contracts are ON SALE now; SAVE THOUSANDS DURING THIS SALE
    The Standard Form Agreements have been updated for 2022.  This year, because of unprecedented economic issues that have recently affected the alarm industry, all contracts should be updated.  Check with our Contract Administrator, Eileen Wagda, at 516 747 6700 ext 312 to see if your forms need updating.  Keep in mind that updates are free for 6 months and half price for 12 months from your original order date. Requests for updates will be processed after the new orders are processed.  The sale ends January 14, 2022; the sooner you order the sooner you will get the contracts.  Please do not call requesting priority unless you are a Concierge Client or have paid for expedited service.

How to order: order at - ordering is easy - order on-line during the sale and save thousands of dollars.  Need help ordering?  Call our Contract Administrator Eileen Wagda at 516 747 6700 x 312 for assistance. Concierge Clients can call our Concierge Program Coordinator Stacy Spector, Esq for assistance at 516 747 6700 x 304. Concierge Clients receive an additional 10% off the sale price.  You can join the Concierge Program before ordering to receive the discount and you should take advantage of this program.
    Contract sale runs through January 14, 2022, ending at midnight EST. The discount will be applied to orders received between now and January 14, 2022 by midnight*.  This will definitely be the best deal of 2022. When you place the order the full price will come up. We will apply the discount manually when we process the order.  Contracts will be delivered by email only.

* Your order must be placed on line at and received by our office no later than January 14, 2022 by midnight EST.  Orders must contain valid credit card payment and be processed; you will receive confirmation.  Fill out the order form; the full prices will show and we will apply the discount before processing the order.  Orders arriving after sale ends will be processed at regular published rates.  Orders will be processed in order received.  Rush orders, delivered by email within 48 hours, add 15% - call Eileen to process.
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On-line fire reporting service comment from article on November 30, 2021
          I have disliked the online reporting services when they contract with a client , then tell me that I must pay a fee and am not able to charge that back to the client.  We have called the client, told them they have added an expense without our approval, and would need to be compensated accordingly . 99% of the time the client agrees to the increased fee . This third party agency may be fulfilling a service for the client, but I disagree with their tactics.
          You asked for input on the Fire Alarm Reporting Services.
          I am an Advocate for a Company called TEGRIS. They work in the territories our company services. I have to admit I did not appreciate them at first but have come to value them.
          What they have done for the AHJ’s by  supporting them as well as increase Life Safety systems to be on line, making sure inspections are done timely,  and making sure deficiencies are completed, frankly is amazing. Just as important it has helped my company and others in our industry increase monitoring of Fire systems , Inspections , T&M work , Deficiencies with AHJ support get approved by a reluctant owner of the Building  which increased LIFE SAFETY within the communities we serve . Hate to admit it but I was being short sighted.
          When I talk to AHJ’s I make sure to talk about TEGRIS. I know that there are other companies that are out there. To the AHJ on KK’s list check it out. It may allow you to concentrate on other activities but also provide this service to increase the LIFE SAFETY Mission in your Community.
          I asked Jim Ribail Vice President of TEGRIS to explain the service and his response follows.
 Mike Miller
Moon Security   
         An AHJ of a jurisdiction has a lot of roles. One part of their job is ensuring ITM is happening for commercial properties. The timely reporting of system inspections and following up on deficiencies is a time-consuming part of their job. Most AHJ’s are understaffed, and often lack the tools to follow up on ITM reporting properly.
          One real challenge is how reporting is sent to an AHJ. All of them require that reports are to be submitted to them. The issue is that all contractors typically use a different method of reporting and submitting reports. Some contractors will e-mail in reports at the time of inspection or in batches. Other contractors will send in hard copies of reports. Either way, an AHJ has to decipher each report and determine if the inspection was done correctly and if any deficiencies need to be addressed. 
          With thousands to tens of thousands of systems in a jurisdiction, it is a daunting task for an AHJ to keep on top of. In addition, one AHJ or Fire Prevention department will have hundreds of contractors reporting to them daily. Keeping on top of that and ensuring follow-up on deficiencies is handled is overwhelming. 
          TEGRIS Fire is a cloud-based software system that streamlines the ITM and deficiency follow-up process. All parties from the AHJ, Contractor, and Building owner are all on the same platform. TEGRIS notifies all parties when a system is due for inspection. TEGRIS also tracks deficiencies determined by the contractor and AHJ until they are repaired.
          TEGRIS Fire uses a summary report that is filled out by the contractor and submitted to the AHJ. This gives the AHJ one place to disposition all reports coming in. It also tracks any deficiencies that the AHJ wants to be repaired. 
          Where TEGRIS Fire is used, there is an increase in systems available for contractors to inspect, and deficiency repair rates go up dramatically. Communities can benefit from a better insurance rating. Building owners can send in the completed reports to their insurance companies. Deficiencies are tracked until repairs are completed. Systems are inspected on the property testing schedule. All of this leads to a safer community for everyone.
 Thank you,
Jim Ribail, Vice President
5202 Olympic Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone: 888-880-2467 Ext. 711
Cell: 425-269-7868

          Thanks for sharing this important information.
More on banned equipment from December 30, 2021 article
          There are companies that sell Hikvision compatible devices that are approved by the feds with similar price points.  One company is close to your home town. 
Joe Sacchetti
Catskill security systems
          Regarding: "knowing full well that it was federal funds behind this project, who would incur the liability of violating the proposed FCC prohibition"
          (1) If federal funds are being used this is a violation of NDAA 889, an enacted law, not a proposed action.
          (2) Since that would be a violation of the law, the contractor can notify the government entity of this and the entity would almost certainly modify their RFP or they could contact us at IPVM and we could draw sufficient attention to ensure the RFP applies to US law.
          Not sure which manufacturer is compatible with Hikvision, and also not sure why an alarm company would want to report a customer for requesting Hikvision. 
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