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For Immediate Release:
August 22, 2011
Contact: 518-486-9846 or 212-417-2020
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DOS Holds a Public Meeting on Security Alarm Installations
Committee will review recent trend by local governments requiring installers to obtain additional license

ALBANY - The New York Department of State will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 31 at the Alfred E. Smith State Office Building in Albany regarding the licensing of security and alarm systems installers.  The Department’s Division of Licensing Services issues licenses to persons and companies who install, service, and/or maintain security and other alarm systems.

The Department’s Security or Fire Alarm Systems Advisory Committee is convening to review several issues related to the installation of alarm devices.  The committee will discuss an amendment to state regulations to clarify who needs to be licensed as an alarm installer.  Members also will review a recent trend, imposed by local governments, which requires installers to also obtain an additional license from the municipality.  This practice is prohibited by statute and artificially inflates the cost of doing business, an expense which will likely be passed on to the consumer.  The meeting is open to the general public.

WHO: Business of Installing, Servicing or Maintaining Security or Fire Alarm Systems Advisory Committee

WHAT: Public Meeting of the Committee

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Department of State, Division of Licensing Services, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, 80 South Swan Street, 10th Floor, Albany. Meeting location in NYC is 123 William Street, 19th Floor. 

Note:  For information on logistics, please contact Carol Fansler at carol.fansler@dos.ny.gov or 518-486-3857. 

 

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