ADT Sued by Cabling Company, Alleges ADT Disabled Security System Against Terms

By IPVM Team, Published Jul 18, 2022, 10:57am EDT (Info+)

A fiber optic cabling company is suing ADT in connection with a 2021 Connecticut burglary, claiming ADT deactivated its security monitoring system without authorization the night of the theft, allowing thieves to steal thousands in material in what is a nightmare scenario for security providers.

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In this report, IPVM examines the case, including the relationship between Prysmian Cables and Systems and ADT, the details of what Prysmian claims happened on the night of the crime, and the risks alarm companies face in similar situations.

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Background *******

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Potential ****** *** *********?

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Burglary *********

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Police ******

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  • ********* ** *********** ****** ***** ********* Act (*** ******* ********* **** ** business *********)

Next *****

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***** ** ** ******** **** *** companies ***** * **********, *** **** that *** **** *** ***** ** federal ***** ** ** ********* **** ADT **** ******* *** *********. **** will ***** *** *** ************ ** this ****.

Risks *** ********/***** *********

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UPDATE **** **

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****** ***** ***** *** ******* ** that ** ************* **** ** **** ****/******** ** still ***** *************.

Comments (3)

**** * ******* *** **** ** ADT, ******** *** *****-******.

*** ** **** *****, **** ********.

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* *********** ****** *** ******** ******** Team **** ** *** *** *** I *** **** *** ***** ** all ** ** ***** ****** **** a ******* ** ****** ** ** our ***’*. ** *** ****** ****** the **** ** *** ******* ******* that *** **** **. **% ** the **** *** ******** **** **** founded *** ******** *** ****, *** companies *** *** *** ********* ** keep **** *** ** *******.

** **** **** *** ***** *** remember **** ******** ****** ***’* **** about *** ** ***. **** **** another *********.

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****** ***** ***** *** ******* ** that ** ************* **** ** **** ****/******** ** still ***** *************.

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