Legal Issues

Read: Vice Media Walks Back Claims of ShotSpotter Altering Evidence

Vice Media Walks Back Claims of ShotSpotter Altering Evidence

ShotSpotter filed a $300 million lawsuit against Vice last October for publishing a “misleading and inaccurate story claiming the company alters evidence for law enforcement.”

Read: ADT Authorized Dealer Safe Haven Fined $125K for Deceptive Sales Practices

ADT Authorized Dealer Safe Haven Fined $125K for Deceptive Sales Practices

An investigation was opened after a whistleblower provided the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office with a Safe Haven training manual containing deceptive sales tactics.

Read: Water Damage Suit Finds ADT Caught Without Contract

Water Damage Suit Finds ADT Caught Without Contract

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains why the decision of this ADT lawsuit is likely to come back to haunt the alarm industry for a long time to come.

Read: Securitas to Pay $517M in Surfside Condo Collapse Settlement

Securitas to Pay $517M in Surfside Condo Collapse Settlement

According to the lawsuit, the Securitas guard on duty failed to activate the building-wide in-unit voice alarm prior to the collapse.

Read: When to Despair About Alarm System Repair (Part 1)

When to Despair About Alarm System Repair (Part 1)

What happens if an alarm owner has someone not properly credentialed or trained repair it, and subsequently there is an failure and fire-related damages claimed in a lawsuit?

Read: HID Global Sues WaveLynx Over Patent Infringement

HID Global Sues WaveLynx Over Patent Infringement

WaveLynx, which was founded by former HID employees, is accused of infringing on a patent related to an antenna array for RFID readers.

Read: Vivint to Pay $400K to Arizona Over False Representations

Vivint to Pay $400K to Arizona Over False Representations

The Attorney General’s Office alleges that Vivint, primarily through its door-to-door salespeople, made false representations to induce Arizona consumers to enter into contracts.

Read: Conn.-Based Security Company to Pay $5M Over Customer Complaints

Conn.-Based Security Company to Pay $5M Over Customer Complaints

The Attorney General’s Office says it heard from hundreds of angry consumers who were locked into bad contracts and left with broken and poorly installed equipment by Safe Home Security.

Read: Can Surveillance Cameras Legally Record a Neighbor’s House?

Can Surveillance Cameras Legally Record a Neighbor’s House?

In a nutshell, the integrator can install the surveillance cameras but should avoid discussing the lawfulness of the installation with the client.

Read: Cincinnati Ends Burglar Alarm Fees Cited by Lawyer as ‘Giant Scam’

Cincinnati Ends Burglar Alarm Fees Cited by Lawyer as ‘Giant Scam’

The judge said the fees could have deterred citizens from utilizing alarm systems to protect themselves, their homes and their property.

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