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Court Overturns Fire District’s Alarm Monitoring Monopoly in Illinois

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling in favor of ADT, Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) and three other private alarm companies, stating that the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District (LWFPD) could…


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A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling in favor of ADT, Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) and three other private alarm companies, stating that the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District (LWFPD) could not monopolize the fire alarm monitoring market. Ashley Willis · August 07, 2013

In a 5-4 vote, the city council here decided that residential property owners that were forced by the city to purchase fire alarm boxes from one company will not have to pay to have the boxes monitored by the city. September 17, 2012

The Massachusetts Inspector General’s Office (IGO) has determined this city violated state bidding laws when it procured a new wireless fire alarm solution. August 28, 2012

Following a years-long legal battle, a federal court issued a modified permanent injunction against the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, which orders the district to cease all fire alarm monitoring activities. Ashley Willis · August 15, 2012

The city of Phoenix saved more than $2.8 million in 2011 by reducing the number of false alarm dispatches responded to by local police, according to the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC). June 25, 2012

Like many disagreements, the rift between the alarm industry and Illinois municipalities that entered into the alarm-monitoring business was a result of a lack of communication. By Kevin Lehan · November 10, 2011

A new ordinance for the city of San Juan (Texas) will require all regulated business to have surveillance cameras ... September 15, 2010

The Selma (Ala.) Police Department (SPD) and city has deployed a high definition (HD) surveillance system to boost community safety and reduce criminal activity ... September 14, 2010

The market for wireless infrastructure used in video surveillance was estimated to be worth around $175 million in the Americas and the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions combined in 2009 ... September 14, 2010

Current Technologies, a full-service IT consulting firm and member of Motorola Solutions' PartnerEmpower channel program, has deployed a wireless video surveillance solution in Village of Maywood, Ill., to aid local law enforcement efforts to protect businesses and residents ... August 31, 2010

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