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Does Kirschenbaum Contract cover PA Home Improvement Law and what about other state laws 
March 21, 2023
If you're attending the ISC show next week I still have a few times available for private meetings and our group meetings may also have a few spots.  Give Stacy Spector,Esq a call to schedule a time 516 747 6700 x 304 or email her at  If you don't have time to schedule I'll be stopping by Rapid Response Monitoring's booth and COPS Monitoring booth, so stop by and say hello.  
Schedule for Group Discussion Meetings at ISC [subject to dealer interest]  Meetings are limited to 6 dealers.  Contact Stacy Spector,Esq at 1 516 747 6700 x 304 or to reserve a spot.  Private meetings with Ken Kirschenbaum are still available – contact Stacy for appointment.  All meetings scheduled at Palazzo Prestige Lounge unless otherwise noted.
Group Meeting Schedule:  Note changes in schedule:
Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00am-11:00am: Finance Group Discussion with Jim Wooster, Alarm Financial Services
Wednesday, March 29 at 3:30pm-4:00pm: Meeting with Mitch Reitman, Employee Retention Credit and other tax issues

Thursday, March 30 at 9:30 - 10:30am at ESA meeting room: Bassano Suite 2705 by convention floor:  Liability, insurance, horror stories, claims and other issues from perspective of Claims Administrator [Bart] and Alarm Defense Attorney [Ken].  Ken Kirschenbaum and Bart Didden.  This promises to be entertaining and informative.  You don't want to miss this. informative.  All invited.  No reservation needed
Thursday, March 30 at 10:45 am -11:15 am: Central Station Group Meeting with COPS Monitoring at COPS booth
Thursday, March 30 2023 at 11:30 am to 12pm Central Station Group meeting at Rapid Response Monitoring at Rapid Response booth
Thursday, March 30 at 11:00am-11:45: Alarm Brokers Group meeting with Rory Russell, Acquisition & Funding Services
Thursday, March 30 at 1:00pm-1:45pm: Contracts Group Meeting with Ken Kirschenbaum   Fully Booked [call Stacy for private or meeting time]
Thursday, March 30 at 2:00pm-2:45pm: Insurance E&O Group Meeting with Shawn Iverson, The Insurance Center  Fully Booked
Thursday, March 30 at 3:00pm-3:45pm: Sale or Purchase of Business Group Meeting with Ken Kirschenbaum  Fully Booked [call Stacy for private or meeting time]
Private Meeting Schedule:  Still a few open times for private meetings.  Call Stacy 516 747 6700 x 304.  Tuesday March 28 has open time

Does Kirschenbaum Contract cover PA Home Improvement Law and what about other state laws
          I searched "HICPA contract requirements" and got this. (PA)
          I imagine you are basing your contract on 517.7 (Home improvement contracts", and specifically section e (voidable clauses). See items e-1, e-4, and maybe even e-9 (there are others too).
          Is the only way around this is if the monitoring contract was not considered part of a home improvement.  I am interested in understanding why this doesn't apply to monitoring.  Could you please explain? 
Bart Weiner, Senior Account Executive
COPS Monitoring
800 367 2677
609 670 9696 cell
          Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Law [for consumer residential customers] does indeed apply to the alarm industry; the law covers security systems.  Other states do not include alarm systems in the definition of home improvement. 
          The Kirschenbaum Contracts™ are sold to and in use by alarm companies in every state in the United States.  Although these are Standardized Form Agreement we constantly and continuosly update the contracts and we do customize them for each client and we make modifications when necessary to comply with the client’s home state.  Pennsylvania is a particular state where the Residential All in One had to separate the Arbitration Provision as separate Rider.  Other changes were also necessary and they have been made.
          When you order a Standardize Agreement from K&K we check your local state law for modifications.
          The specific sections Bart refers to include indemnity clause, waiver of jury trial or wavier of liability in connection with collection of debt or repossession of goods.  These and other provisions have been considered in the Standard Residential All in One in Pennsylvania. 
          So does this law apply to monitoring centers, like COPS?  What if the customer is a residential customer?  The answer is that the PA Home Improvement Law does not apply to COPS because the monitoring service provided by COPS does not fall into any of the categories enumerated in the statute as constituting improvement to the real property. 
          See you at COPS booth at ISC

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