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§ 18-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 18. Security Systems Technicians (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 18-101
§ 18-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
Circumventional information
(b)(1) “Circumventional information” means information, including pass codes, that allows an individual to alter the operation of a security system.
(2) “Circumventional information” does not include generic user or installation manuals.
(c) “Firm” means a partnership or corporation.
Firm member
(d) “Firm member” means a partner of a partnership or an officer or director of a corporation.
(e) “License” means a license issued by the Secretary or the Secretary's designee to engage in the business of providing security systems services for compensation.
Providing security systems services
(f) “Providing security systems services” means providing, on the premises of a person's residential or commercial property, the service of:
(1) surveying the property for purposes of installing a security system;
(2) physically installing, maintaining, or repairing a security system for the customer; or
(3) responding to a distress call or an alarm sounding from a security system.
Representative member
(g) “Representative member” means a firm member who is appointed under this title to act on behalf of the firm.
(h) “Secretary” means the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee.
Security systems agency
(i) “Security systems agency” means an individual or a firm that conducts a business that provides security systems services.
Security systems technician
(j) “Security systems technician” means a person who personally provides security systems services.


Added by Acts 1994, c. 362, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1994. Amended by Acts 1994, c. 165, § 3, eff. July 1, 1994; Acts 1994, c. 166, § 3, eff. July 1, 1994; Acts 1995, c. 3, § 2, eff. March 7, 1995; Acts 1997, c. 520, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 2010, c. 72, § 5, eff. April 13, 2010; Acts 2014, c. 57, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 18-101, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 18-101
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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