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CPI Security welcomes Ben Brookhart as chief growth officer

January 11, 2024SSN Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C – CPI Security has announced its appointment of Ben Brookhart as its new chief growth officer. The company said that Brookhart is bringing more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience to the role as he leads CPl's New Construction division. We're excited to see how Brookhart can take CPI to new heights," CEO and founder of CPI Security Ken Gill said. "His background in smart home security and business makes him a perfect fit to lead our team." CPI...

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CPI Security wins lawsuit against Vivint Smart Home for deceptive sales practices

February 17, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Judgment was rendered on Feb. 17 as a jury awarded CPI Security more than $189 million in damages in a deceptive sales practice lawsuit against Vivint Smart Home. Originally filed in 2020, the lawsuit went to court early in 2022 accusing Vivint of “false and deceptive sales practices on the doorsteps and in the homes of significant numbers of CPI customers across the Southeast” in an effort to take over their alarm systems. “While we’re..., CPI Security, Ken Gill, Vivint Smart Home

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R&D, training all part of CPI's roadmap

August 26, 2015Spencer Ives

CPI Security now has a lot of room to grow, including some R&D space. The company started building a new 120,000 square-foot building a few weeks ago. Recently, I got a chance to catch up with Ken Gill, CEO of CPI, and talk a bit more about the new facility's design and how it compares to—and expands on—the current one. Room to grow is a big theme with this building. Not everyone at CPI is moving over to the new facility once it's built, Gill said. In fact, the company currently plans...

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CPI sues ASG, accusing it of 'raiding' CPI's sales reps

October 2, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—CPI Security Systems, based here, has filed a lawsuit against the Alarm Security Group (ASG), accusing ASG of “raiding” sales reps from CPI by means of deceptive practices.Now, CPI contends in the lawsuit, former CPI employees working for ASG “are misappropriating CPI's confidential/proprietary information and trade secrets … and ASG is directly benefiting from this misappropriation.”The lawsuit was filed last week in the General Court of Justice, Superior...

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More problems for Platinum: It's now charged with defaulting on $700,000 loan

April 4, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

AMERICAN FORK, Utah—CPI Security Systems, a Charlotte, N.C.-based monitoring company, is suing Platinum Protection, claiming Platinum has defaulted on a $700,000 loan CPI made to the company in January. CPI contends in a lawsuit, filed March 29 in federal court in Utah against Platinum and its CEO Jared Hallows, that Platinum has not repaid the money as required. Also, CPI claims that Platinum is not able to properly maintain the 350 customer accounts that are collateral for the loan because...

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Problems plague Platinum Protection

February 15, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

AMERICAN FORK, Utah—Platinum Protection, a leading summer-sales-model security company based here, reportedly laid off almost all its employees on Feb. 2, including corporate staff, sales representatives and technicians. And now Platinum is facing a federal lawsuit filed by its primary dealer, Monitronics, demanding more than $2 million that Monitronics says Platinum owes it for bad accounts and loss of revenue guarantees. Monitronics, one of the nation's largest home security alarm...

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