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Courts side with alarm industry in Illinois

October 4, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Two court decisions in late August bolstered the alarm industry's position in an ongoing dispute in Illinois over public entities taking control of fire alarm monitoring away from private companies.“This bodes well for the future,” Kevin Lehan, executive director of the Illinois Electronic Security Association (IESA), which is based here, said of the most recent judicial rulings.The alarm industry had already won one round this summer, when a federal judge...

ADT, fire districts, IESA, Illinois, Judge Milton Shadur, Kevin Lehan, Lisle-Woodridge, State Rep. Robert Rita

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Fire monitoring battle ongoing in Illinois

July 28, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—A battle in this state over public entities taking control over fire alarm monitoring is still raging, despite a recent federal court ruling saying a public fire district had no legal right to invalidate contracts that ADT Security and other companies had with their customers and put itself solely in charge of commercial fire alarm monitoring. In the July 20 decision, a judge in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois said that a state law establishing...

ADT Security, commercial fire alarm monitoring, IESA, Illinois, Illinois Electronic Security Association, Illinois Municipal Code, Judge Milton Shadur, Kevin Lehan, Lisle-Woodridge Fire District

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Court injunction favors ADT, other companies

December 9, 2010Tess Nacelewicz

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. The order, signed...

ADT, Alarm Detection Systems, D.M.C. Security Services, Fire Protection Bureau, IESA, Illinois, Illinois Alarm Services, Illinois Electronic Security Association, Jim French, Judge Milton I. Shadur, Lisle-Woodridge Fire District, municipal fire alarm monitoring, Peter Friedman, SMG Security Systems

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