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ADT Rival Favored in $27M Alarm Trademark Suit

ADT accused Salt Lake City-based Alarm Protection Technology of infringing upon the residential security giant’s name and trademark. A federal jury in Florida disagreed.


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A jury found U.S. Security Associates negligent in the deaths of two Kraft Food employees who were fatally shot by a coworker in 2010. The security firm was ordered to pay more than $46.5 million to the victims’ families. SSI Staff · March 31, 2015

ADT accused Salt Lake City-based Alarm Protection Technology of infringing upon the residential security giant’s name and trademark. A federal jury in Florida disagreed. SSI Staff · March 12, 2015

The city of Gulfport has filed a lawsuit against Maximum Security Solutions. The city claims the security systems integrator refuses to replace six of the municipalities nonworking cameras, despite the security firm’s offer of a 60-month/five-year warranty for all parts and labor required to repair of service all equipment. SSI Staff · March 10, 2015

Security Sales & Integration columnist and legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains the why electronic security companies need to have a sales team that does not deceive consumers when selling alarm systems door-to-door. Ken Kirschenbaum · February 09, 2015

Allure Energy alleges that Honeywell infringed on patents related to smart thermostats, specifically technology pertaining to geo-fencing through GPS smart phones. Julie Jacobson · February 05, 2015

In a lawsuit filed by the father of three children killed in a 2011 house fire, the contractor was accused of not installing a smoke detection system during a renovation project. SSI Staff · January 14, 2015

SSI's Legal Briefing columnist Ken Kirschenbaum discusses a class action lawsuit that claims ADT’s wireless systems are easily hacked by unauthorized third parties. Kirschenbaum warns small electronic security firms that while ADT may prevail in the lawsuit, most companies would be financially hard pressed to defend themselves. Ken Kirschenbaum · January 08, 2015

Crestron and Savant end four years of lawsuits that have disrupted the professional home automation business. The two parties settled out-of-court. Julie Jacobson · December 17, 2014

The complaint by an Illinois resident claims the residential and small-business customers of ADT Security Services "are far less safe than ADT leads them to believe." SSI Staff · November 24, 2014

Tozour Energy Systems is afraid that the bankrupt casino will run out of funds in bankruptcy court and will not pay the more than $250,000 it owes. SSI Staff · September 24, 2014




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