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Legal: Licensing for DIY-Installed Monitored Security Systems Across County Lines

As traditional security dealers and new entrepreneurs follow the model of factory-configured, self-installed monitored security systems, what are the licensing requirements for nationwide coverage?

CE Pro Editors · January 12, 2016

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Explaining Liens vs. Lawsuits for Non-Payment by General Contractor

Integrators who sign a contract with a general contractor and not directly with the client cannot sue the homeowner if you are not paid, but you may be able to file a mechanics lien against the property.

Jason Knott · December 22, 2015

California Loosens Security Licensing Requirements

California’s Bureau of Security and Investigative Services waives the two-year in-the-field prerequisite for integrators to take the test to get an alarm license.

Jason Knott · May 30, 2013

Security Licensing FAQ

Don Maden, executive vice president of C.O.P.S. Monitoring, answers questions about what it takes to get alarm licensing.

Jason Knott · March 03, 2010

Undercover at Monster Mini-Golf: No Confusion Found

Editor and five-year-old daughter find no lingering trademark confusion during trip to company recently sued by Monster Cable.

Jason Knott · February 02, 2009