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The information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. The views and ideas expressed are my own.

Remember, I am a law school student. Thus, you must not take any legal information as advice. It is being presented here as INFORMATIONAL or ENTERTAINMENT ONLY!

For false alarm information, residents must check with the government in their jurisdiction to determine what the current legislation is and what requirements must be met.

The tips and tricks shared for the CryWolf® alarm tracking and billing software are things that I learned while using the software.  I am not a representative for the company*, nor am I being paid to endorse the product.  Also, my office used the .net version of the software.  If your office uses the older version, these tips may not work for you.  The information is presented so that others can save time and energy.  If the tips don't fit your way of doing business, don't use them. These tips are not meant to replace the support provided by the manufacturer. If you have a problem, call them.

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* I did work for the company for six months in 2015 but all CryWolf® content on the blog was posted prior to or after that time period.

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