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Be Sure to Limit Your Cyber Liabilities by Doing This

It won’t be long until customers will only do business with integrators who install products that follow modern cybersecurity practices like secure encryption.

CE Pro Editors · August 12, 2019

Don’t Be Dissuaded by Companies Offering ‘No Contract’ DIY Security Products

The recent trend of DIY security companies claiming to protect homes with no contracts isn’t always 100% accurate.

CE Pro Editors · April 17, 2019

Do You Have a Lunch-Break Policy for Technicians?

Integrators cannot force employees to work through lunch, nor can employees opt to waive their lunch break.

Jason Knott · December 26, 2018

Is It Illegal to Install a ‘Hidden’ Smart Speaker?

Certain state laws prohibit audio recording in covert applications, so can you disguise an Amazon Echo or Google Home?

Jason Knott · December 18, 2018

Should You Add Surcharge to Clients Who Pay by Credit Card?

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum advises integrators to be careful about adding credit card surcharges.

Jason Knott · November 20, 2018

Careful on 1099 vs Employee: Wrong Contract Can Bite You in the … Achilles

Security dealer hires full-time ‘independent’ 1099 salesman who gets bit by a dog during a sales call. Who is liable for medical expenses and lost wages?

Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2018

Thorny Legalities of Video Surveillance in MDU Applications

Supplying surveillance video for ‘lawful purposes’ of apprehending suspects is OK., but there are numerous complex legalities for which dealers need protection.

Jason Knott · June 20, 2018

6 Questions to Ask Your Errors & Omissions Insurance Broker

Attorney Ken Kirschenbaum suggests security dealers and other service-oriented businesses request these statistics to select the best E&O insurance provider.

Julie Jacobson · June 12, 2017

Can Integrators Force Employees to Pay for Vehicle Damage?

Who is liable for vehicle damage caused by technician who crashes a company car while texting? What about insuring employees’ personal vehicles?

Jason Knott · May 29, 2017

Ouch! ‘Loose’ Work Orders Can Lighten Your Wallet, Kill Your Company

Integrators who do not have the proper legal language in their initial contracts, POs or Work Orders, or do Change Orders based on email agreements, are losing in court.

Jason Knott · March 14, 2017