Burglar & Hold-Up Alarm Licensing
“Alarm agent" means any individual employed within this state by an alarm business, whose duties include the altering, installing, maintaining, moving, repairing, replacing, selling or servicing of an alarm system or responding to or causing others to respond to an alarm system.
"Alarm business" means and includes any business, both resident and non-resident, engaged in the installation, maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, or servicing of alarm systems or which responds to or causes others to respond to those alarm systems at a protected premises within this state.
"Alarm system" means an assembly of equipment and devices (or a single device such as a solid state unit which plugs directly into a 110-volt AC line) designed to detect and signal an unauthorized intrusion into premises or to signal an attempted robbery at premises and with respect to that signal police or private guards are expected to respond.
Fire alarm systems and alarm systems which monitor temperature, humidity or any other condition and closed circuit television systems are excluded from the provisions of this chapter. For these types of systems, an electrical or telecommunication will be required.
Safety Awareness Board
Meetings are held at the RI Dept. of Labor and Training 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building 70, 2nd Floor Cranston, RI 02920
- Application for Alarm Business License (en español)
- Business Renewal for Alarm Business License (en español)
- Application and Instructions for Alarm Agent License (en español)
- Renewal for Alarm Agent License (en español)
- Complaint Form (en español)
- Bond of Burglar Alarm Business to the General Treasurer
- Authorization for Background Check and Release (en español)
Send completed forms to:
RI Dept. of Labor and Training, Professional Regulation Unit,
PO Box 20247, Cranston, RI 02920-0943.