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Ruling in Illinois fire alarm monitoring case ‘positive’ for industry

But decision in lawsuit brought by ADT over public entities monopolizing fire alarm monitoring will be appealed
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08/15/2012

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—The latest decision in a lawsuit brought by ADT and other alarm companies over public entities taking over fire alarm monitoring in the state contains “a lot of positive things for the alarm industry," according to the executive director of the Illinois Electronic Security Association.

Court injunction favors ADT, other companies

Judge says fire district has ‘no express authority’ to engage in monitoring business, but decision has been appealed
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12/09/2010

LISLE, Ill.—Five security companies, including security giant ADT, recently won a positive court ruling on an issue that has been roiling the industry in this state—public entities taking control over fire alarm monitoring.
The alarm companies won a preliminary injunction order in a federal lawsuit they filed against an Illinois fire protection district that passed an ordinance putting itself solely in control of the monitoring of commercial fire alarms in the district.