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January 15, 2021
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Comment on unlicensed alarm companies from January 4, 2021 article
            With respect to Mark’s comment in the January 4, 2021 article on unlicensed DIY companies in Florida, we have recourse, but not through the Alarm Association.  As Past President of the AAF and current Secretary of the AAF, you are correct that the AAF has no standing in filing a complaint or initiating legal action. 
            Anyone can file a complaint and they will assign investigators to look into it.  As for SimplySafe, it’s not that they aren’t aware of it, it’s that it’s very hard to prosecute without proof and that comes first in the form of a compliant, mostly from a consumer.  As a third party it’s very hard to prove any violation of the law, though everyone “knows” it’s being done.
            On the bright side, a contract entered into between a consumer and an unlicensed company is unenforceable under that statute. (Florida Statute 489.532)
            The Electrical Contractor’s Licensing Board, through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation allows you to file a complaint on their website. So if Mark, and anyone else feels they can prove a complaint for unlicensed activity, they should file the complaint.  The link is:
Roy Pollack, CPP SET
Former President of the AAF
Secretary of the AAF
Licensed individual in Florida
PPP advice
            The IRS has reversed their position that the expenses paid with PPP Loan proceeds would not be tax deductible.  Those expenses are now deductible which should be a huge tax savings for a lot of your readers.  For the full details, please see my Article in the January 7, 2021 online edition of Security Sales & Integration Magazine. 
Mitch Reitman
Reitman Consulting Group
Fort Worth, TX
            I was confident that the business expenses paid with PPP money would end up being deductible.  It’s the right decision by IRS.

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