Legal Issues

Read: Cisco Settles for $8.6M to End Cybersecurity Whistleblower Case

Cisco Settles for $8.6M to End Cybersecurity Whistleblower Case

The tech titan settled with federal, state and local agencies in a whistleblower case involving cybersecurity issues with video surveillance software.

Read: Vivint Fined For Installing Equipment Without Proper Approval, Licensing

Vivint Fined For Installing Equipment Without Proper Approval, Licensing

Vivint allowed its local business alarm license to lapse, resulting in its list of salespeople needing to be re-approved, a necessity in Wichita, Kan.

Read: ADT Settles Deceptive Sales Lawsuit With NorthStar for $3M

ADT Settles Deceptive Sales Lawsuit With NorthStar for $3M

ADT provided evidence from at least 500 customers saying they were victims of deceptive sales tactics from NorthStar employees.

Read: Could a Monitoring Provider Be Sued for Sending a Subscriber to a Crime Scene?

Could a Monitoring Provider Be Sued for Sending a Subscriber to a Crime Scene?

A man in Tennessee was robbed after ADT told him to report to the scene of a burglary at his store and wait for police. Would you do the same?

Read: DIY Video Provider Night Owl Alleges Trademark Violation by Chinese Rival

DIY Video Provider Night Owl Alleges Trademark Violation by Chinese Rival

The Florida company has won a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the defendant Dongguan Auhua Electronics Co.

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.

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