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Legal Issues

Read: Vivint Doles Out $1.4M for Violating Alarm Company Act

Vivint Doles Out $1.4M for Violating Alarm Company Act

Vivint agreed to pay a total of $1.4 million to settle a case involving instances of elderly and/or incapacitated consumers signing contracts.

Read: Understanding Lunch-Break Policy Rules for Technicians

Understanding Lunch-Break Policy Rules for Technicians

Security dealers and A/V integrators must not force employees to work through lunch, nor can employees opt to waive their lunch break.

Read: Canary Slapped With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Monitoring Fee

Canary Slapped With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Monitoring Fee

Smart home camera company Canary was hit with a class-action lawsuit after it began charging a monthly fee for features that were originally free.

Read: ADT Takes Legal Action to Recoup Millions From Alarm Protection Settlement

ADT Takes Legal Action to Recoup Millions From Alarm Protection Settlement

ADT is suing to recoup $2 million owed by Adam Schanz, owner of Alder Holdings and various subsidiaries of Alarm Protection that was agreed upon in a 2017 settlement.

Read: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims ADT Failed to Alert Officers to Kansas Fire

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims ADT Failed to Alert Officers to Kansas Fire

The suit charges ADT with two counts of negligence and one count of fraud, deception and breaching the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and its agreement with the victim.

Read: Considerations to Think About When Sharing Surveillance Footage With Customers

Considerations to Think About When Sharing Surveillance Footage With Customers

Sharing footage with clients such as tenants of multidwelling units can be risky for security pros. Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum shares how to protect your company should a request be made.

Read: Who Owns Home Surveillance Footage, Other Related Legal Questions Answered

Who Owns Home Surveillance Footage, Other Related Legal Questions Answered

With the proliferation of doorbell cams such as Ring, Nest Hello and smart home security systems, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.

Read: Trademarks 101: What Is a Trademark and Why Your Business Can’t Live Without It

Trademarks 101: What Is a Trademark and Why Your Business Can’t Live Without It

As a security sales professional with your own business, protecting homeowners and businesses may be your primary job, but so is protecting your brand value and image. Trademark expert Josh Gerben explains.

Read: Ring Gets Hit With Patent Infringement Over Video Doorbell

Ring Gets Hit With Patent Infringement Over Video Doorbell

Dealing with its second lawsuit in less than a year, video doorbell-maker Ring has been accused of stealing intellectual property from SkyBell Technologies.

Read: Vivint to Pay ADT $10 Million Over Deceptive Sales Lawsuit

Vivint to Pay ADT $10 Million Over Deceptive Sales Lawsuit

ADT says Vivint used deceptive sales practices to mislead ADT customers into signing long-term contracts.

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