(225 ILCS 447/20-5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
Exemptions; private alarm contractor.
(a) The provisions of this Act related to the licensure
of private alarm contractors do not apply to any of the
(1) A person who sells alarm system equipment and is
not an employee, agent, or independent contractor of an entity that installs, monitors, maintains, alters, repairs, services, or responds to alarm systems at protected premises or premises to be protected if all of the following conditions are met:
(A) The alarm systems are approved either by
Underwriters Laboratories or another authoritative entity recognized by the Department and identified by a federally registered trademark.
(B) The owner of the trademark has authorized the
person to sell the trademark owner's products and the person provides proof to the Department of this authorization.
(C) The owner of the trademark maintains and
provides, upon the Department's request, proof of liability insurance for bodily injury or property damage from defective products of not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit. The insurance policy need not apply exclusively to alarm systems.
(2) A person who sells, installs, maintains, or
repairs automobile alarm systems.
(3) A licensed electrical contractor who repairs or
services fire alarm systems on an emergency call-in basis or who sells, installs, maintains, alters, repairs, or services only fire alarm systems and not alarm or other security related electronic systems.
(b) Persons who have no access to confidential or
security information and who otherwise do not provide
security services are exempt from employee
registration. Examples of exempt employees include, but are
not limited to, employees working in the capacity of delivery
drivers, reception personnel, building cleaning, landscape and
maintenance personnel, and employees involved in vehicle and
equipment repair. Confidential or security information is
that which pertains to employee files, scheduling, client
contracts, or technical security and alarm data.
(Source: P.A. 93-438, eff. 8-5-03