Legal Issues

Read: Do Liability Safeguards Continue in Renewals and Terminations?

Do Liability Safeguards Continue in Renewals and Terminations?

An exculpatory clause provides that the alarm company is not liable for damages suffered by the subscriber in certain circumstances.

Read: Aventura Charged With Selling Chinese Video Surveillance Gear as Made in the U.S.

Aventura Charged With Selling Chinese Video Surveillance Gear as Made in the U.S.

Seven people, including founder Jack Cabasso, were charged with selling cameras and other products to U.S. agencies in a years-long fraudulent plot.

Read: California Law Protects Alarm Companies From User Permit Fines, Fees

California Law Protects Alarm Companies From User Permit Fines, Fees

An amendment to the California Alarm Act prohibits law enforcement agencies and others from directly billing alarm companies for fines incurred by users responsible for obtaining or renewing a permit.

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.

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