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Standard Terms & Conditions
1.1. “Applicable Standards” means those applicable standards and regulations adopted by any approval or regulatory organisation by which we are recognised or of which we are a member from time to time,
1.2. “Completion Date” means the date the Installation is completed,
1.3. “Corrective Maintenance” means the inspection, testing and adjustment of the Installation to confirm its satisfactory operation and if necessary the identification and repair of any fault or defect, other than any fault or defect caused by accidental or wilful damage (other than by us) environmental causes, user error or any other cause other than fair wear and tear,
1.4. Where applicable “You” and “your” means or refers to the company, firm or individual identified in Customer section of this Agreement,
1.5. The “Installation” means the security, fire or door access alarm or closed circuit television system or systems or any other system or systems or other item or items of associated equipment and the installation of such systems or items described in the Specification,
1.6. The “Installation Price” means the total price set out in the Quotation section of this Agreement inclusive of all optional protection and/or items to be paid by you for the Installation,
1.7. The “Maintenance Contract Price” is the price set out in the Quotation section of this Agreement to be paid by you for maintenance services during the 12 month period immediately following this Agreement,
1.8. The “Monitoring Contract Price” is the price set out in the Quotation section of this Agreement to be paid by you for Monitoring Services during the 12 month period immediately following this Agreement,
1.9. “Preventative Maintenance” means the inspection, testing and adjustment of the Installation to confirm its satisfactory operation and if necessary the identification of any fault or problem to you,
1.10. The “Specification” means the system design specification set out in the Schedule to this Agreement;
1.11. Where applicable “we” “our” and “us” means or refers to Wilson Alarm Systems Limited, a company registered in England (number 1642578) whose Registered Office is Westwood House, 78 Loughborough Road, Quorn, Leicester, LE12 8DX.
2.1. The terms and conditions set out in this Agreement shall apply between us in respect of the Installation and any Maintenance and/or Monitoring services we are to provide and in the absence of contrary agreement shall apply in respect of any other goods or services supplied by us to you. Except to the extent that this Agreement is varied by mutual consent in writing, it shall constitute the entire agreement between us and shall prevail over your own terms and conditions and any previous terms and conditions, agreement or understanding.
2.2. You agree that in entering into this Agreement you do not and shall not rely on any representation or understanding (whether oral or in writing) which is not included or referred to in this Agreement.
2.3. Any quotation or offer given by us in this document is valid for 28 days from the date it is given. This Agreement shall come into force only when signed by or on behalf of both of us.
2.4. We reserve the right to make changes to the terms and conditions at any time without giving you prior notification.
3. Terms of Payment
3.1. The Installation Price shall be paid by you as follows: unless otherwise stated in the quotation, our standard payment terms are fifty percent at the point of order and fifty percent immediately upon installation completion.
3.2. The Maintenance Contract Price and the Monitoring Contract Price shall be paid in monthly instalments in advance via Direct Debit, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
3.3. If you do not pay the Installation Price, the Maintenance Contract Price or the Monitoring Contract Price in full on or before the dates for payment set out above then, in addition to our other rights, we shall be entitled to cancel the Agreement and/or suspend any installation work, deliveries or services and shall be entitled to charge you interest on the outstanding amount at the rate of 2% per month or part of a month and this rate shall apply both before and after the issue of any legal proceedings we may take against you to recover any unpaid amount.
3.4. Where no sum is included in either the Installation price, the Monitoring Contract Price or the Maintenance Contract Price in respect of VAT, these shall be exclusive of VAT.
3.5. We may at any time before the commencement of installation work, the delivery of equipment or the commencement of monitoring or maintenance services, increase the price payable by you to cover any increase in our costs, in which case we will inform you in writing of the amount of any increase and you may within 7 days cancel the agreement between us if you do not accept the new price.
3.6. The Installation shall remain our property until you have paid in cleared funds all sums owing to us in full, both in respect of the Installation and in respect of any other account or debt and you shall insure the Installation against loss or damage and in the event of a relevant claim shall hold the proceeds of such insurance on our behalf as our trustees.
3.7. If you have not paid in cleared funds any invoice or account properly raised by us within 30 days of the relevant due date for payment, your right to possession of the Installation or any part of it shall end and we shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement and you shall, at your expense, make the Installation available to us and allow us to repossess it or any part of it.
3.8. Until such time as you have paid in cleared funds all sums owing to us, you hereby grant us an irrevocable licence to enter at any time any premises where the Installation or any part of it are sited or stored to enable us to repossess or inspect it.
3.9. Risk of damage to or loss of the Installation or any part of it shall pass to you on the Completion Date.
4. The Installation
4.1. The description specification and quality of the Installation shall be as set out in the Scope of Work.
4.2. We shall install the Installation in accordance with any Applicable Standards and the Installation will correspond with the description set out in the Specification.
4.3. We shall be entitled to perform any of our obligations under this Agreement through nominated sub-contractors.
4.4. Any dates quoted for Installation are approximate only and we shall not be liable to you for any reasonable delay in the Installation. Installation work shall be done during our normal working hours which are Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm excluding public holidays. In the event that it is necessary for us to work outside our normal working hours, either at your request or as a result of your failure to observe your obligations under this Agreement or in the event that a variation or additional work is ordered by you, we shall be entitled to charge a reasonable additional fee in respect of such work and any related expense.
4.5. The Installation Price does not include any work, goods or materials which is or are not expressly set out in the Specification. For the avoidance of doubt, redecoration, carpet laying, building or carpentry work or other work relating to the making good of the premises the subject of the Installation is not included.
4.6. Any item installed but not to be sold to you shall be identified as such in the Specification and, where relevant, shall be subject of a separate rental and/or maintenance agreement.
4.7. When we have completed the installation work we shall invite you to inspect the Installation and shall ask you to sign a completion statement indicating that the Installation has been completed and that no defects or faults are evident.
4.8. Provided that the Installation Price has been paid in full and in clear funds on or before the Completion Date, we guarantee that the Installation will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the Completion Date. This guarantee will not apply where faults are caused wholly or in part by your or any other persons misuse or neglect of any part of the Installation, damage caused by burglary or attempted burglary or as a result of fair wear and tear.
5.1. Where, as identified in the quotation that you have chosen to enter into Maintenance Contract, unless and/or until the maintenance contract is terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, the following provisions shall apply:
5.1.1. We shall make Preventative Maintenance visit(s) to the address and in the intervals set out in the quotation, to ensure that the system is in a good working order.
5.1.2. Other than the inspection, testing and adjustment of the Installation, the cost of any Corrective Maintenance or other work identified as necessary during any Preventative Maintenance visit is not included within the Maintenance Contract and we shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee in respect of any Corrective Maintenance or other work undertaken where our guarantee does not apply.
5.1.3. Battery replacements will be charged during all Preventative Maintenance visits.
5.1.4. You shall be entitled to use our 24 hour customer helpline and call out service. The helpline number is 0116 245 3030. We shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for each call out and (other than the inspection testing and adjustment of the Installation) for any Corrective Maintenance or other work undertaken as a result of any call out where our guarantee does not apply.
6.1. Where, as identified in the quotation, you have chosen to enter into a monitoring contract, for the period of 12 months immediately following the Completion Date (the Initial Period) and during each subsequent 12 month period thereafter unless and/or until the monitoring contract is terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, we shall, where any appropriate signal is transmitted from the Installation to use our best endeavours to:
6.1.1. Inform by telephone, within a reasonable time, the appropriate Police or Fire Authority or other relevant Authority of any signal so received in accordance with the NACOSS codes of practice applicable from time to time,
6.1.2. Inform by telephone or radio paging service one contact from a list provided by you to us in accordance with the NACOSS codes of practice,
6.1.3. Carry out any reasonable instructions provided in writing by you to us upon receipt of any alarm signal from the Installation where specifically requested in writing to do so by you (such request having been acknowledged and accepted by us in writing);
6.1.4. Inform you, either by telephone or in writing of any faults that are identified by us with the Installation within a reasonable period, but in any event no later than 5 days after such identification.
6.2. Monitoring services can only be provided if a current maintenance contract is in force and if the installation continues to operate in accordance with the Specification. Our obligations and liabilities in respect of the monitoring contract shall end immediately your maintenance contract comes to and end or if you do not notify us of any fault or defect in the Installation or if you do not allow us to carry out any necessary repairs or if you do not observe any of your other obligations set out in this Agreement.
7. Continuance of Maintenance and Monitoring Contracts
7.1. All maintenance and monitoring contracts you enter into by way of this Agreement shall continue in force for the relevant Initial Period and thereafter shall be renewed for each subsequent period of 12 months unless either we or you give to the other at least 2 months written notice that the contract is to end when the Initial Period or the existing 12 month period ends, whichever may be the case.
7.2. Where any maintenance or monitoring contract is in force, at least 1 month before each Initial Period or subsequent 12 month period is due to end we shall write to you confirming the price which shall be payable by you for the next 12 month period.
7.3. If you do not accept the price you should give us written notice that the contract is to end after the completion of the existing 12 month period in accordance with clause 7.1 above.
7.4. Following the Initial Period the price payable for each subsequent 12 month period shall be paid by you in advance, in monthly instalments via Direct Debit.
7.5. You must allow us to take possession of any item installed but not sold to you immediately if any maintenance or monitoring contract ends.
8. Liability for Loss or Damage
8.1. You confirm that the premises which are the subject of the Installation and any related property are and at all material times shall be separately and adequately insured against theft loss or damage. We do not know and shall not be deemed to know the value or extent of your property or the premises and do not represent or warrant that the Installation may not be neutralised, circumvented or otherwise rendered ineffective by you, intruders or any other unauthorised person and in such event we shall not be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage, (other than for death or personal injury) suffered by you, intruders or other persons.
8.2. We shall not be liable and accept no responsibility for unavoidable damage caused, or any unforeseeable loss you may suffer as a result of the Installation, nor shall we be liable for any loss of any nature which is not caused by our negligence or our breach of the terms of this Agreement.
8.3. Except in respect of death or personal injury our entire liability in respect of this Agreement shall not exceed £500,000.
9. Your Obligations
9.1. You must allow us to carry out installation work during our normal business hours.
9.2. Throughout the term of any guarantee relating to the Installation and throughout the term of any maintenance or monitoring contract you agree to:
9.2.1. Not to allow any person other than our staff and representatives to test, adjust or reset or interfere with the Installation or any part of the Installation,
9.2.2. To permit us, our staff and representatives (including inspectors from any relevant approvals or regulatory organisation) from time to time to have access to the Installation,
9.2.3. Not, without our written consent, to allow any structural alteration to the premises in which the Installation is sited or to allow any other modification which may affect the Installation or any system to which the Installation may be linked;
9.2.4. To notify us as soon as practicable of any defect in the Installation.
9.3. Any breach by you of any of the provisions of Clause 9.2 shall entitle us immediately to terminate any relevant maintenance or monitoring contract and shall invalidate any guarantee given by us in respect of the Installation.
9.4. You are to obtain and to pay for all telephone lines and other telephone apparatus required for monitoring and for any remote signalling and shall obtain any necessary consents permits licences wayleaves or approvals required for the Installation.
9.5. You must let us know of anything which you believe may present a hazard or danger to any person carrying out Installation work or other work before such work is started. You must also make sure that we have clear access to any relevant Installation site and must ensure a supply of mains electricity to the Installation and for the provision of lighting and power tools necessary for installation work. You must also advise us of the location of any concealed water, gas, electricity, telephone or other service wiring or pipes before Installation or other work is commenced.
10.1. If any provision set out in this Agreement is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions and remainder of the provisions held invalid shall not be affected.
10.2. Neither you nor we shall be liable for any breach of our respective obligations under this Agreement where either of us is unable to perform those obligations because of a reason beyond our control.
10.3. Nothing in this Agreement shall reduce your legal rights relating to workmanship and to faulty or mis-described goods or those rights relating to our ownership of goods and materials supplied to you.