Following lawsuit, Legacy Security is up and running
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Members of the Few family confirmed with Security Systems News on Feb. 19 that Legacy Security Services, formerly named King Monitoring Group, is Ã¢â‚¬Å“definitely in operation as a fully UL-certified central station,Ã¢â‚¬Â according to Jeff Few, who, along with siblings Robert and Kathleen, runs operations at Legacy.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We actually went into operation on August 9, 2007, but didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t officially open until September 1,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jeff Few, who heads the sales and financial end of Legacy. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Since then, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re currently monitoring about 20,000 subscribers,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Questions of LegacyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s operation status arose following a lawsuit filed in July 2007 by IASG against Legacy/KMG for trademark infringement violations. (For more about this story search Ã¢â‚¬Å“Legal battle between IASG and KMG ends in settlementÃ¢â‚¬Â at www.securitysystemsnews.com.) The lawsuit ended in November following an undisclosed out-of-court settlement agreement between the two parties.
In regard to the lawsuit, Few said it was not something he wanted to Ã¢â‚¬Å“necessarily comment on,Ã¢â‚¬Â but did say he was Ã¢â‚¬Å“glad itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s over.Ã¢â‚¬Â However, Few did confirm that the company changed its name from King Monitoring Group to Legacy Security Services as a result of the lawsuit, saying, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t married to the name.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Robert Few, who is in charge of the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s overall operations, said the Few siblings, including sister Kathleen who heads the customer service end of the business, chose the name Legacy Security Services as a tribute to their father, Tom Few, Sr., who died on July 19, 2007, and was a long-standing and influential member of the security industry. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We wanted to carry on his legacy and carry on his business and pay homage to him,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. SSN