JCI Disputes The Interceptor's 'FATAL DEFECT' Allegation

By Brian Rhodes, Published Dec 04, 2020, 10:06am EST

Jeff Zwirn and Keith Jentoff of "The Interceptor Project" have escalated their campaign against major alarm manufacturers, with Zwirn claiming that JCI has confirmed a "FATAL DEFECT". However, JCI disputed that in a response to IPVM.

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In this note, we examine the faceoff between "The Interceptor Project", alarm manufacturers generally, and JCI specifically.

Executive *******

***** ********* *** ********* support *** ******* *** following ********, ***** ***** then ****** ***** ********:

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*** ******* ** **** a ****** ***** ** the ****** ***** ***** cause *** ****** ***** to ****** ************/ '***** down'.

** ***** ****** **** together ****** * ****, the ***** ******* ***** be *******, *** *** system *** **** ****** non-functional, ***** *** '***** DEFECT' *****. [*****'* *** CAPS ********]

JCI ******

** ********* **** ** JCI *** ******* *** they ****** ****** **, saying:

UL **** *** ******** ***** ******* *****

******** ****** *** ******** are *** ********** ** Johnson ********. ** * company, ** ************ ******** questions ***** *** **** alarm ******** *** *** say **** ********** ****recent ******* of safety issues with our Impassa, PowerSeries, PowerSeries NEO and PowerSeries Pro panels are based on incorrect *********** *** *** *********.

*** *** ******** ********* demonstrate ********** **** *** sections ** ************ ************ 985 (*****) ********** **** ****** ***** appropriate ***********, ** ******* by *** ** ********. In ********, ***** ****** willcontinue ** ******** ** ********** when subjected to the conditions described in the recent reports. [emphasis added]

** **** *** ****** these *** ******** ** we ** *** **** a ******** ** *** claim.

Expect '*********** *******' ******

****** *********** ******* ********* Keith ******* ****** *** ******-** ********* *********** * '*********** lawsuit' *** ********** ***** proceeds ***** *** **** and ************ ** *** compliant ******:

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*******, ** **** ********, The *********** ******* *** not ***** **/**** **** would ** ****** **** a *******.

Interceptor **********

******* ** ******* *********** *****, ***, ****, CFE, ***, ****-*, ****-**, MBAT, *** ******** ***** ***********.** *** ******** ****, ** ********* ****:

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*** ******** *** ****** panels '***** ** *** art' **** * ***** supervision ****, ********** **** shorts **** ******* *** attached ******* *** ******* that ******** ******* **** communicators ***** **** *** if ******* *******.

************ ** ********* ** 'simple, *** *** ***' ~ **-****** ******* *** alarm **********.

***** **** *****-**** ********** panels ** *** ******* the ******** **** (*.*.: DMP ** *** ***** G ****** *** *******), many ***** ** *********** systems ***** * ********* keypad ** ****** ** the ****** ********** ***** (i.e., *** ******) ***.

*** *********** ******* ****** this ****** ** '****** ** *** **** of ********' ** *******.

*******, ******* ***** ******** keypads ** ****** ********** 'combo' ****** (***** **** by *** *******) *** not ** ****.

Interceptor ** **

** ******** ** ******* 2019's"** *** ***** ** Their *****" ******* *** Interceptor, ***** *********** ******** to *** **** ********* UL, ******* ***** **** efforts * '*******'.

*** *********** ******* ********* to ********** *** ********* authority ********** ***** ***********. The ****** ********* **** a ******** ** ****.*. ******** ******* ****** Commission** ****** ***** ****** as ***** ************* ** UL *** **** *********.

** * ********** *****, UL ****** *** **********. The ** **** *** not ****** * ******.

UL-985 ***-*********** *****

*************, ******* ********** ****** aim ** **, *** Interceptor ******* *** ** claiming ***-*********** ****-*** '******** *** ********* Fire ******* ****** *****'** ***'* ****.

**** ******* ** ******* conflict ** ********.

Impact ** ***/***

** **** *** ****** or ******** *** *********** Project's ****** ******* ***, but ***** *** ******** lack ** ******** *** same ****** **** **** other ******* ****** *************, and *** ****** ** a *****, *** *********** may **** ********** ** its ******* ******* ***.

Impact ** ***** ***** *************

****** ********* ************* ******* in *** *** **-*** is **********, ***********, ** written, ** ** *** expect * '****** ******' impacting ***** ***** *************.

The *********** *******'* ****** ******

*******, ** *** ******* makes * ********** ********** to ** ***** ************ by ******** ***-***********, ******* and ***** ***** ** benefit ******* ** ***** or ********* ** *** Interceptor.

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***** *** *** ******** Aaron!

** **** *****, *** principle ****** '*** ***********' board ** *** *********** complex / ****-**** *** I ***** ***** ********* and ********** ***** ****** be *** ******** **** basic ********** *** *****.

*******, *** ** *** advantages ** '*** ***********' is **** ** ** tested *** ****** ******* key ** ********* *** alarm ****** **********, **-*** among ****. (...***** *** several ** *** **** same ** ********* '*** Interceptor *******' ***** * failure.)

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*** ****** * *** DSC ****** **** *** years **** ******** *** the ****** *** ***** and *******. ****** ***** it ** *** ***** series **** *** *** panels. **** ***** ************ to ******* *******. *** a ********** **** *** it *** ** ***** a ***** ** * coworker ** ****. ** would **** ** *** in *** *** **** you ***** ******* *** keypad *** ******** *** panel. ** **** **** called **** *** **** panels. * ***** *** any ***** ******** **** that ***** *** ****** wonder **** **** ** being ****** ** ****** with **** ***** *********. I *** ********** **** zwirn ** ****** ** point *** *** ***** sour ** *** ******* the ******* ** *** manner ** *** ******.

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* *** ********** **** zwirn ** ****** ** point *** *** ***** sour ** *** ******* the ******* ** *** manner ** *** ******.

******* *********** **** ******* of **** **** ****, how ***** *** **** done ** *********** **** Zwirn *** ****?

******* ******** - *** guy *** ** ** nerves **** *** *** previous ******* **** ** IPVM ***** ** ****** about *** ********* **** he *** ***** *** everyone **** *** *****.

*** *** ******** ** his *****.... *** ***** you **** ********** *** situation *********** ** *** were *****?

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:** *** **** *****, How ***** ******** ****** Of ***** ***** ***** Flaws?

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***** ******** ** *** Letter:

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******** ** ******* *** very ******** **** **** or ** *********, * thought **** ***** **** his **** ***** ****, in ***** ** *** being ******** **** **************. Even ** **'* *************** the *********, * *** see ***** ** ********** against **** ********** ****. However, ** *** ********* in *** ***** ******, it ***** ** ****** to **** *** ***** this ******** ******* ******* a ***.

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**** ***** **** *** following ****** ** *** Kirschenbaum ***** **** *****:

***** ** * *********** development ********* ** **** happened **** ****. ** confirmed ** ******* **** they ****** ** **** a *********** ****** ****/**** control **** ******* ** being ******** ** **** UL *** **** ** Standards. ** ******** ** a ******* (*** ***** below) * **** ** the *** *** ********* of ************ ************, ***. Jennifer *******, *** ******** UL’s ********* ********, **. Lawrence ****** ** ******* a ****** ********. * believe, *** ** ************** is, **** **’* ******** consists ** ***** ****** and *********. **’* ******* admissions *** ******** ** me ******* ** *** NFPA ********* *** ******* into ******** *** **** codes ****** *** ******* making **** ********* ****** from ***** ** ********* manufacturer ** ***** ********** can *******. ** ********** UL’s *******, ******* ******** confirmed ** * ******** letter **** ***** ***** panel **** *** ****** with ** *** *** NFPA **. *** ******* link ***** ******* **’* letter *** **** ***** Johnson ******** *** *****-****** Pro ******* ****. * believe *** ***** ************ how ** *** *** meet ***** *** ********* standards *** **** ** Standards. ***** **** ** UL ******:*****://***.*******.***/*****?*=************** ******* ** ** and ******* ******** ****** be ******** *********. *********, alarm ***********, *** **** across *** ******* *** rely ** ********* ************* to ******* **** **** a **** *** ******** product ********** **** ** comes ** ** ***** system ********* **** ****** protection. *******, * ******* the ******* ******** ****/**** Control **** **************** ***** and ******** ** ***** WARNING ** *** **** within *** ****. *** Central ******* ******** ** FIRE ***** ******(*). **** the ****** *****, ** demonstrated ** *** *****, there ** ** ****** a ****** ** *********** afforded ** ********* ****** the **** ** **** they *** ****** **** the ****. * **** forensically ************ ***** *** claims *** * ******* some ** ***** ******** are ************ ** *** combined ****/**** ******. ********* and ***** ******* **** trusted ** *** ******* Controls **** *** ***** of ***** ********, *********, and *** ******* ** their *******. **** ****** an ***** ****** **?

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* **** ** ****** what *** ********** ** in ******** *** ******** for *********** *******? ** should * *** ... modifying *** ********.

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