17 Alarm Company Lawsuits Against Competitors Faking Them

By Joey Walter, Published Oct 06, 2020, 09:46am EDT

Alarm companies suing rivals for faking them are commonplace, an IPVM investigation into court records show.

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Inside this report, we examine cases including:

  • ADT Sues Safe Home Security
  • CPI Sues Vivint
  • ADT Sues Vivint (2020)
  • ADT Sues NorthStar
  • Premier Electronics Sues Vivint
  • Vivint Sues Christense
  • ADT Sues Alder Holdings
  • ADT Sues Vivint (2017)
  • Vivint Sues NorthStar
  • ADT Sues Capital Connect
  • ADT Sues Alarm Protection
  • ADT Sues Protection One
  • Vivint Sues Silverline Security
  • Vivint Sues Alert Holdings Security Systems
  • Vivint Sues Naylor

ADT **** **** **** ******** (****)

******** * ********* ** Florida ** */**/********** * "**********" **** Home ******* ** ******* ADT ********* ** ****** they *** * ************* acting ** ****** ** ADT ** *** ***** to ******* *** *********. ADT ** ******* *** punitive ******* ******* **** Home's ********** ******* ****** it *** ******* *** brand ****.

CPI **** ****** (****)

******** * ********* ** North ******** ** */**/************ **** *** ***** competitor ******'* ***** *************** "through ****-********* ********* *******" posed ** *** ********* or **********.

*** *******:

****** ****** *** ********* into *********, ***** ***** things: (*) **** ****** has ********* ** ** purchasing ***; (*) **** Vivint ** ********** ** “taking ****” *** ******** accounts; (*) **** ****** manufactures ***’* ********* *** is ******* ** *********’ homes ****** ** ******* CPI’s ******; *** (*) that ****** *** ****, or ** ****** ** behalf **, ***.

**** ******* **** ** a ****** ** ***** tactics, ******'* ***** *************** have ***** *** ********* to ****-******, *****-**** ******* and ********** ******** **** Vivint, ***** "****** ** impossible *** ********* ** cancel ***** ********* **** Vivint’s **** ***** ** light".

ADT **** ****** ******** (****)

******** * ********* ** Florida ** */**/********** *** ******** **** case ********** *** *** deter ****** **** ********** its *********, ******** *** additional ******* ** *********:

******’* ******* *** ********* unabated, *** ** **** ways *** ******** *** grown **** **** *************. ADT *** ******* ******** over *** ******* ** additional ********* ***** ********** by ****** *************** **** ADT ********* ********** *** United ******, **** **** a ***** ********* ** the ***** ** *******.

**** **** ** ******* with ****** ****** * motion ** ******* ** 9/29/20.

ADT **** ********* (****)

*** ******* * ******* in **** **** ******* NothStar *** $* ******* in *********** ********* ***** ******* over *** ***** * years.

***'* ***** ***** *******,***** *****, ****** *** ********* in *** ******** ********* deceptive ***** ******:

********* **** **** ** deceptive ***** ******* ** order ** ******* ****** the ********** *** ********* of *** ********. ** a ******* ******, *** is ********* ** ******** fraud ** *** ***** door ** ********** ** pursue ***** ****** ******* those ********* ** *** industry **** ************* ******* consumers.

** **** **** ********* to ** ** *** "lookout" *** ****** ********** activity:

** **** ********* ** be ** *** ******* and ****** ********** ******** during *** ****** **** we *** ** ******** in ********** ********.

Premier *********** **** ****** (****)

******* **************** * ********* ** Texas ** */**/***** ********* ***** ********* in ************* ***** ******* had ********* ********** *** residential ***** ********** ********. They ******* ****** ********* used ***** ******* ********* new ****** **** ********* they **** ********** **** Premier, ***** ******** ******* equipment *** ********** ****** "in *** ***** ** an *******".

******* ****** ******* **** $1,000,000. ** ********* *** case ** */**/**.

Vivint **** *********** (****)

*********** * ********* ** Utah ** */**/***** ********* ************ *** unfair *********** ******* ***** Christensen, *** ****** * contract **** ***** **** Pros. ****** **** *********** registered *** ****** **** vivint.io *** **** ** to ***** ******** *** provided ** ****** *** make ************ ****** ** Vivint *********.

*** ***** ********* **** Vivint, ****** ** *** not ******* *********** ****** of ****** *********** ** that *********** **** *** domain ****.

ADT **** ***** ******** (****)

** * ******* **** to *** *****, *** vs. ***** **********, ********** ** * ********* on **/*/****** **** ***** *** settlement *** ******* ** that ****, ***** ********** continued ** *** ***** representations ** *** *********** in ***** ****-**-**** ***** to *** ******** *************.

*** **** ******* *** $3 ******* ** ************ damages, *** $* ******* in ******** ******* ***** on *** ******** ** Lanham *** ****** ***********.

ADT **** ****** ******** (****)

*** ***** **** ******* ADT *** ****** *** filed ** ****, **** ADT***** * ********* ** the ******** ******** ** Florida ** */*/***** ******* ******* **** Vivint's ********* ***** *********. ADT ******* **** *** instances ** ********* *** misleading ***** **** * 4 **** ******. *** claimed ****** **** *** following ********* **** ******** the ****** ***:

******’* ***** ****** *** false ***** ******* **** mislead ***’* ********* **** believing **** *** ****** represent *** ** **** they *** ********* ********** with ***, *** **** they *** ******** ** install *** *** ***** equipment **** ** **** they **** ** *** affiliation

**** ******, *** ****** sign ***’* ********* ** new ********* **** ******.

****** **** *** $** million ** ****** *** deceptive ***** ********* ******* *, ****.

Vivint **** ********* ***** (****)

*********** * ********* ** the ******** ** **** on */*/********* *** *********** ********** NorthStar ** ***** *** installation ** **** ********** and ******** *******. *** two *** **** ********* for ~** ***** ** door-to-door ****** **** ***** before ****** ******* *** customers ***** ********* ***** by *********:

*********'* *************** ******* ** a ******** ** ****** Vivint's *********, ********** ********** them ******* ***** ********** and ****************** ************ ***** and ********* ***** ********* that **** ******* ******'* reputation. ****** *** ********** and ********* ******** ** 216 ********** ****** ********* who *********** ********* ***** practices ** ********* *************** between **** *** ****

*** ******* ******* ********* the **** ** */**/**.

ADT **** ********** *** (****)

** ****,*** ***** **** ******* Protection ***, ******** ***** **** were ********** ** ** from ***:

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*** *** ********** *** merged ** ****.

ADT **** ******* ******* *** ****** (****)

******** * ********* ** the ******** ******** ** Texas ** */*/********* ******** ********* ***** companies ** **** *****:

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*** *** *** *** Holdings ******* *** ********* received "******** ** **********" starting ** **** ********* Capital ******* *************** ******** in ********* ***** *********. However, ******* ******* ** only * ****** *** sold *** *** ********* to ***********, ******* ****** competitor ** *** ******* in ******, *****. *********, because *********** *** *** have *** *** ***** force, *** ***** ********* sales ********* **** ******* against ******* *******:

*** ***** ***** ***** used ** ********** ... involved *************** ** **** Defendant ***** ** *** customers’ ***** ************ ****they **** **** *** *** ******** ** ******* *** ******** **** ** “*******” ** *** ********’* ******** *********

******* ** ********** ** ADT *******, *******,Defendants **** ******* *** ********* ** ********* ***** ******** *** ********** *** ******* *** ******** ********* **** **********, which would then be sold to ADT’s competitor, Monitronics [emphasis added]

******* ***** ***** *** saying **** *** *** "being ***** ****":

***** ***** *** ********** statements ******* *** *** not ******* ** ********** that *** *** “***** out ** ********,” ** that * ********* *** “taking ****” *** ******** in * ********** ****

*** ***** ******* *** an **********, *********** ******* Connect **** ********** ** engage ** ***** ***** practices **** *** *********.

ADT **** ***** ********** *** (****)

******** * ********* ** the ******** ******** ** Florida ** */**/********* ***** ********** ***, with "***** **********" ********* across *** ** **** Texas ** **********. *** alleged *** ********** **** the **** "***" ** sales ******* ** ** mislead ***'* ********* ****** door-to-door *****.

************, *** ****** *** company ************* **** * false *********** *** **** asked ** ********* ****** an "*******" ** ***** ADT *************:

******** ***** ***** ******* to ******* ***’* ********* at *** ****** ** their ***** ******* ** cold ***** ***** ** the *********’ *********

********** **** ****** ***’* customers ** ***** ********** to ******* ** ***** systems *** **** ** contracts ** **** ** the “*******.”

*** ******** * ********** from ***** ********** ** 5/27/17.

Vivint **** ********** ******** (****)

*********** * ********* ** the ******** ** **** on */**/***** ********** ** *** Lanham ***, **** ****-******** company ********** ******** ***** unfair ***** ********* ** target ****** *********, ** particular ** ******* ******** confused ** ******'* ********** from *** **** *** Alarm ** ****** ** February ****.

*** ********** ******** ************** knocked ** *** **** informing *** ** ******'* rebranding *** **** ** was ***** ** ****** her ********, *** *** not ******* ** *** from **********. ** *** her ** **** * contract *** **** ********** with **** **** ******** *** *** **** both ********* *** *** next *** *****.

******** ******** ********** **** the ******** * **** refund ** *** *** year ********.

*** **** ****, ********** was ***** **** ** other ****** ** ******** in *****, ********** ** deceptive **** ** ********* in ********* *** *********** temporarily ****** **** ******** in *** *****.

Vivint **** ***** ******** ******* (****)

*********** * ********* ** the ******** ** **** Central ******** ** */**/*********** ****** ******* ***** on *** ****** ***, with *** ********* ***** its ***** **** ** intentionally ********* **** ******'* contractual ********* *** *** deceptive *** ***** ********* to ****** ** ****** competition **** ******.

** *** *******, ****** claimed ** ********* ** deceptive ********* ******* *** 2011 *** *** **** in ******** ****** ********* California *** *******.

**** ******* ***** ***** reps **** ***** ********** including:

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****** ****** $***,*** ** damages *** ** ********** against ***** ** ** could *** ****** ****** customers. *************, ***** ********* evidence **** ** ******** all ***** *************** ** execute ** *********, **** of ****** *** **** of ******* ********* **** to *** **** ******* and *********, *** *********** . *** **** ** ethics ********* ********* ** unlawful ******** *********, ********* "specifically *** ******* ***** which ****** *********".

******* ** ****, *** additional ******** ********* ******* of ** ***** ***** training, *** ***** ********* Elite's *** ********** *** enforcement ********** **** ********** and **** ** *** incidents *** ****** ** discipline. ****, *** ***** denied ******'* ******.

Vivint **** ***** ******** ******** ******* (****)

*********** * ********* ** Utah ** */*/********* ***** *****, * company ***** ** ******. Vivint ***** ********* ** Hawaii ** ****, *** Alert "**** ** ******* lengths ** ******** *** marketshare".

***** ********* ******'* ************ customer ***** *** ********* Vivint ********* ** ******, allegedly ******** ** ********* and ***** ***** ********* to ****** ****** ********* to *****.

*** **** ** ******* with ****** ****** *** punitive ******* *** * permanent ********** ******* *****.

Vivint **** ****** (****)

*********** * ********* ** Utah ** */*/********** **** * ****** handling ********* *** ********** Titan ***** ***.'* *********, registered ******* ****** ***** containing *** "****** ****" including *************.*** *** **************.*** after *** ************ ** the ****** ****.

*** ******** ********* ****** links ** ***** *********** including *** *** ********** Security. ** ********, ** posted **** ******* ** Vivint *** *** ******** on *** ********.

****** ******* ****** ** using ***** ******* ** "lure" **** **** ****** and ** *** ***********.

*** **** *** *********** dismissed ** ****** ** 3/7/11.

APX ***** **** ****** ******** (****)

****** (*** *****) ***** a ***** ** *** District ** **** (******* 1)******** * ****** *********** for *** ***** ***-************ and *************** ********** ** switching ** * ********** Vector ********. *** ****** then ********* ** ***** 10 ****** ********* *** made ********** ********* ******'* ties ** ******, ******'* financial ****** ** * company, *** *** ******* of ********:

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****** ** ***** ********* tried ** ******* *** case, ****** * ********* message *** ************ ******** the *********** ****** *** the *******.

Brink's **** ******** **** *** ***** (****)

*****'* *** *** *****, later ******, ******* * lawsuit ** */**/**, ***** Brink's ****** $***,*** ** damanges *** ******** *** unlawful ***** ******** ** steal ** ******. *** filed * *********** ** September **** *** ******* improper ***** ********* *** unfair ***********. *** ******* of *** ********** **** not ******** ********.

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****, **** ********!

* ** **** ***** are **** ** *** not **** ** ** you **** ** *** please *********@****.***** **** ** ********.

****, ** *** **** to *** * ****** sense ** *** *********** these ***** ***. ** anyone *** ***** ** what ****** ******** ** should ** ****, *** us ****.

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***** ***!

***, ****** *** ** know – ** ***** suits ***** ** **** broader ************ ** *** competitive ******** ** *** industry *** ******* ** the ********!

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***** ******* ** ****** we *** ****** ***** account ********* ***** ******* up *** **** ********* by ****** *** *** fighting *** *** ********* home. ** *** **** customers ***** ****** ********* may **** ******* *** therefore **** ******* ** was * *** ******* is **** *********? *** actually **** **** ******* should ** *** ** the *** ****?

** * ** *** in **** ******** * often ****** *** ****** dont ******* **** **** source *-**** ****** **** EZLO *** **** ******* or ******* ** ****** only.

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** *** **** ** become ******** ** *****, then *** ** ***** irrelevant ********* ****** **** close ***** *****.

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******** ** *****

******** *** ******* ***** is ***** ****** * competitor ********** ** ** them, *******'* **** **** the ***** ** *** and ***** ****? * am *** **** * understand **** *******.

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****… **** ******** *** very ******.

**** ******** ** ******* on **** ******* ***************************. ****** *** *********** and ******** ** “******** deceptive*****************”. **** ** *** difference… **** ********* ********* generally ** ******* ***** peers; ******* ********* ******** practices ********* ***** ******* between ***** ********* *** the ******* ******. (*** legal ***********). ********** *** deceptive-business-practices ***** **** **** a ************ ** ******* its ********, ** * state ** ** **** its ******** ***** ********** the ***** *********. *** offense ***** ** *********** and ********* * ****** service (******) *** ******* fee ******** (*** ****). Source: *** *****; ******* Services *****

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