FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: April 2017

From Ken Kirschenbaum Newsletter March 28, 2017 Will you get stuck for workers comp for your sub? If you use subcontractors you need to be very careful with the workers comp issue, but that's not all. You are likely to be audited yearly by your workers comp carrier and it will be checking to make [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: April 20172017-03-28T13:30:05-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 2017

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR… So when does my alarm license number need to appear in Florida advertising  The 2016 Florida Statutes Title XXXII REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS Chapter 489 CONTRACTING View Entire Chapter 489.521 Business organizations; qualifying agents.—   7 (b) The registration or certification number of a contractor shall be stated in each offer of [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 20172017-12-06T17:50:25-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 2016

“HUMBUG!” So stated by one Ebenezer Scrooge in the Charles Dicken’s Novella ‘A Christmas Carol’/December 19, 1843 As we approach the holiday season again this year we experience reminders of past holidays. Music, decorations, meals and religious celebrations bring forth those cherished remembrances. There are common themes centered on family, friends, churches and synagogues. I [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 20162017-12-06T17:50:35-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: November 2016

Members Interim Activities Report  November, 2016 MISSION: The Alarm Association of Florida was founded with a mission to promote education and training within the alarm and low voltage industries and establish preeminent professional ethics and standards. It was begun in an effort to establish statewide licensing. Beginning in 1979, and after nine years of lobbying [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: November 20162017-12-06T17:50:35-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 2016

WORKERS COMPENSATION RATE INCREASE ALERT! We received notice today from our lobbyist Eric Prutsman that WC rates will increase an average of 14.5% across the state (see below). This may be a foregone conclusion except we can fight this increase through the legislature this coming session. We are THE ONLY TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING YOU [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: October 20162017-12-06T17:50:35-05:00

Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance Programs

To All our AAF Members, industry contractors and security professionals, We are pleased to report further program development from our insurance partners at Merrill Insurance (www.merrillinsurance.com/products/alarm/) . Along with their excellent contractors’ liability, errors and omissions and professional coverages, they are now offering a newly developed workers compensation package specifically designed for security and [...]

Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance Programs2018-11-28T16:39:36-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 2016

Florida Police Chiefs Association – Wall of Honor Recipients The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) presented three Wall of Honor awards August 3rd at the Association’s Summer Conference to recognize individuals who have contributed greatly to law enforcement in Florida and to FPCA. Recipients are recommended by current or past FPCA members and receive special [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: September 20162017-12-06T17:50:36-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 2016

CONGRATULATIONS JOSH WOLK! ALARM ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA MOST VALUABLE PERSON 2015 Josh Wolk (C) receives the MVP 2015 AAF award from President John Toscano (L) and Executive Director Bob Neely A current problem in our industry is how we recruit new personnel, “fresh faces” as it were to replace our aging security populace. This has [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 20162017-12-06T17:50:36-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: July 2016

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR… Each year at our annual conference, the Alarm Association of Florida is proud to honor individuals who labor within their specific professions. These men and women work tirelessly and often without acknowledgment. They serve both the public and public safety through honorable and commendable careers. For the year 2015 the Alarm [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: July 20162017-12-06T17:50:36-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May/June 2016

An editorial on behalf of law enforcement for National Police Week 2016 – Sunday May 15, 2016 through Saturday May 21, 2016 ‘On July 20th 1974, he (Alvin Ford) suggested to George DeCosta that ‘they drive to Fort Lauderdale’ to “make some money”.’ Press Release from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Detective Travis Mandell, February [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May/June 20162017-12-06T17:50:36-05:00