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Ruling in Illinois fire alarm monitoring case 'positive' for industry

August 15, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

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 (IESA).“I would sum it up by saying that this was a great step forward for licensed alarm contractors in the state as well as the fire services,” Kevin Lehan told...

ADT, Illinois Electronic Security Association, Jim French, Kevin Lehan, Lisle-Woodridge Fire District, Milton Shadur, Sara Cohn, Security Systems News (SSN)

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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 (ADS), D.M.C. Security Services, Fire Protection Bureau, 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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