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Very good point and it would seem the customer has been thinking this way.
When I handed him my proposal on Friday he mentioned that the cost of the
system was higher that he could afford and was considering not doing a UL
system.  He was going to contact his Ins. Co. and see what the premium would
be for a lesser (normal) system.

There are other issues going on here and I may be well advised to walk away.
I easily have 8 hours into inspection, discussions, study and learning,
phone calls, pricing, proposal writing, etc. etc.  I could have been doing
other things with that time.  And so it
goes.................................

Thanks for all the input.  I now have a better knowledge base on this type
of application and will say NO much quicker in the future.

Have a good rest of the weekend.

Les



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In the future, if asked by someone to do a UL commercial system,
having had this experience,  you might want to consider taking the
position of "advisor" and educating the consumer of all of the
possible "pitfalls" , installation expenses, paperwork, and on-going
expenses after the installation that are propegated by the insurance
companies and UL leigon. Tell them you will give them a quote on a
great system that's not UL and once they've gotten all the quotes from
the UL installers, have them get back to you for a "better route" to
take. I've gotten a few takers in my time on this basis simply because
I was deemed the knowledgeable  "straight shooter" of the whole lot.
As I said, most alarm companys who do UL installations wouldn't think
of offering anything other than a UL system.

With all that you've learned on the subject, you just might want to do
a little write up on all the facts and put it in a folder somewhere.
The next time you get asked by someone you'll have a crib sheet to
work from. Just copy all of the posts in this thread, for instance.

Re: Commercial Burg

Quoted text here. Click to load it

In the future, if asked by someone to do a UL commercial system,
having had this experience,  you might want to consider taking the
position of "advisor" and educating the consumer of all of the
possible "pitfalls" , installation expenses, paperwork, and on-going
expenses after the installation that are propegated by the insurance
companies and UL leigon. Tell them you will give them a quote on a
great system that's not UL and once they've gotten all the quotes from
the UL installers, have them get back to you for a "better route" to
take. I've gotten a few takers in my time on this basis simply because
I was deemed the knowledgeable  "straight shooter" of the whole lot.
As I said, most alarm companys who do UL installations wouldn't think
of offering anything other than a UL system.

With all that you've learned on the subject, you just might want to do
a little write up on all the facts and put it in a folder somewhere.
The next time you get asked by someone you'll have a crib sheet to
work from. Just copy all of the posts in this thread, for instance.


Funny thing is I was thinking the exact same thing.  Thanks for confirming
my thoughts.

Les





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