Existing law, the Alarm Company Act, provides for the regulation of alarm companies by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, which is under the supervision and control of the Director of Consumer Affairs. The act requires an alarm company operator to be licensed and provides specified other registration, certification, and permitting requirements for certain alarm company employees and business locations, including, among others, registration as an alarm agent, certification as a qualified manager, and registration for a branch office. The act also provides for the issuance of firearms permits to licensees, qualified managers, designated branch office managers, and alarm agents, as specified.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Consumer Affairs to enter into a contract with a vendor for the licensing and enforcement of the
BreEZe system, which is a specified integrated, enterprisewide enforcement case management and licensing system, as specified.
This bill, on and after July 1, 2021, would require all applications under the act to be submitted electronically through the BreEZe system.