Don't forget to have your insurance reviewed before doing any alarm work, and also your contracts will have include different language from standard EC contracts.
Oh don't fall off the chair when they quote your alarm coverage rates, every state is different, but it pays to check.
Pricing, is the good news, alarm companies are in business to build assets, and make a nice profit, unlike most of the electrical contracting.
"want to be more informed on the install(codes) layout"
We need a sealed print in my state, for fire jobs, the layout is big time liability, if you miss something, nothing like electrical installations, also your married to the job, no hit and run installs, if a building has sprinklers, then it really gets to be fun.
[This message has been edited by LK (edited 01-25-2007).]