JCI Disputes The Interceptor's 'FATAL DEFECT' Allegation

By Brian Rhodes, Published Dec 04, 2020, 10:06am EST (Info+)

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.

IPVM Image

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

Executive *******

***** ********* *** ********* ******* *** emailed *** ********* ********, ***** ***** then ****** ***** ********:

IPVM Image

*** ******* ** **** * ****** short ** *** ****** ***** ***** cause *** ****** ***** ** ****** unresponsive/ '***** ****'.

** ***** ****** **** ******** ****** a ****, *** ***** ******* ***** be *******, *** *** ****** *** then ****** ***-**********, ***** *** '***** DEFECT' *****. [*****'* *** **** ********]

JCI ******

** ********* **** ** *** *** comment *** **** ****** ****** **, saying:

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

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

*** *** ******** ********* *********** ********** with *** ******** ** ************ ************ 985 (*****) ********** **** ****** ***** *********** ***********, as ******* ** *** ** ********. In ********, ***** ****** ****continue ** ******** ** ********** when subjected to the conditions described in the recent reports. [emphasis added]

** **** *** ****** ***** *** products ** ** ** *** **** a ******** ** *** *****.

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

****** *********** ******* ********* ***** ******* posted *** ******-** ********* *********** * '*********** *******' *** settlement ***** ******** ***** *** **** and ************ ** *** ********* ******:

IPVM Image

*******, ** **** ********, *** *********** Project *** *** ***** **/**** **** would ** ****** **** * *******.

Interceptor **********

******* ** ******* *********** *****, ***, ****, ***, ***, FASI-T, ****-**, ****, *** ******** ***** ***********.** *** ******** ****, ** ********* ****:

IPVM Image*** ~$*** ******************** *** ******** *** ** ******* serial ******* ******** ******* *** ********* devices ** '**** **' *** ****** unresponsive. ****** *** ***** **** * building **** ***** ******, ** **** a ******* ***** *** ** ****** with * ****** ****** ** ** entrance.

*** ******** *** ****** ****** '***** of *** ***' **** * ***** supervision ****, ********** **** ****** **** killing *** ******** ******* *** ******* that ******** ******* **** ************* ***** dial *** ** ******* *******.

************ ** ********* ** '******, *** not ***' ~ **-****** ******* *** alarm **********.

***** **** *****-**** ********** ****** ** not ******* *** ******** **** (*.*.: DMP ** *** ***** * ****** for *******), **** ***** ** *********** systems ***** * ********* ****** ** device ** *** ****** ********** ***** (i.e., *** ******) ***.

*** *********** ******* ****** **** ****** is '****** ** *** **** ** ********' ** *******.

*******, ******* ***** ******** ******* ** keypad ********** '*****' ****** (***** **** by *** *******) *** *** ** risk.

Interceptor ** **

** ******** ** ******* ****'*"** *** ***** ** ***** *****" Alleges *** ***********, ***** *********** ******** ** *** code ********* **, ******* ***** **** efforts * '*******'.

*** *********** ******* ********* ** ********** the ********* ********* ********** ***** ***********. The ****** ********* **** * ******** to ****.*. ******** ******* ****** ************ ****** ***** ****** ** ***** nonconformant ** ** *** **** *********.

** * ********** *****, ** ****** the **********. *** ** **** *** not ****** * ******.

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

*************, ******* ********** ****** *** ** UL, *** *********** ******* *** ** claiming ***-*********** ****-*** '******** *** ********* **** ******* System *****'** ***'* ****.

**** ******* ** ******* ******** ** interest.

Impact ** ***/***

** **** *** ****** ** ******** The *********** *******'* ****** ******* ***, but ***** *** ******** **** ** traction *** **** ****** **** **** other ******* ****** *************, *** *** market ** * *****, *** *********** may **** ********** ** *** ******* against ***.

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

****** ********* ************* ******* ** *** way **-*** ** **********, ***********, ** written, ** ** *** ****** * 'domino ******' ********* ***** ***** *************.

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

*******, ** *** ******* ***** * successful ********** ** ** ***** ************ by ******** ***-***********, ******* *** ***** stand ** ******* ******* ** ***** or ********* ** *** ***********.

Comments (9)

*** *********** ******* ** ** *** old *** ******-**** ****, ***** *** fuses *** **, ****, *** (******). I ******* ****** ******* ****** ***** and ******** **** *** ** **** boards **** **** ****** ******* ** how ******** *** ****** **** ** our ****. * ** ****** ********* where *** ********* ***** ****'* **** a ********* ****** ** ***** *********** power ***** ** ********** ******* *** panel.

*'* ********** **** *** ***** ***********/*** units, *** * ****** **** ******* resettable ***** ** *** ********* ** buffer ******* **** ***-********* ****** *** surges.

*'* ******* *** *********** ********* ****** the **** ************* ** ****** ****** the ******* *** ********* *** ***** when **** ****. ******* ************ ** a ********* ********* ***** ** *******.

* *****.

Agree
Disagree
Informative: 4
Unhelpful
Funny

***** *** *** ******** *****!

** **** *****, *** ********* ****** 'The ***********' ***** ** *** *********** complex / ****-**** *** * ***** power ********* *** ********** ***** ****** be *** ******** **** ***** ********** and *****.

*******, *** ** *** ********** ** 'The ***********' ** **** ** ** tested *** ****** ******* *** ** standards *** ***** ****** **********, **-*** among ****. (...***** *** ******* ** the **** **** ** ********* '*** Interceptor *******' ***** * *******.)

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny: 4

*** ****** * *** *** ****** over *** ***** **** ******** *** the ****** *** ***** *** *******. Mostly ***** ** ** *** ***** series **** *** *** ******. **** still ************ ** ******* *******. *** a ********** **** *** ** *** to ***** * ***** ** * coworker ** ****. ** ***** **** me *** ** *** *** **** you ***** ******* *** ****** *** shutdown *** *****. ** **** **** called **** *** **** ******. * never *** *** ***** ******** **** that ***** *** ****** ****** **** crap ** ***** ****** ** ****** with **** ***** *********. * *** appreciate **** ***** ** ****** ** point *** *** ***** **** ** him ******* *** ******* ** *** manner ** *** ******.

Agree: 2
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny: 1

* *** ********** **** ***** ** trying ** ***** *** *** ***** sour ** *** ******* *** ******* in *** ****** ** *** ******.

******* *********** **** ******* ** **** went ****, *** ***** *** **** done ** *********** **** ***** *** done?

******* ******** - *** *** *** on ** ****** **** *** *** previous ******* **** ** **** ***** he ****** ***** *** ********* **** he *** ***** *** ******** **** was *****.

*** *** ******** ** *** *****.... how ***** *** **** ********** *** situation *********** ** *** **** *****?

******: **** ******* *** **** ***** to *** *** **********:** *** **** *****, *** ***** Convince ****** ** ***** ***** ***** Flaws?

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

***** ******** ** *** ******:

Agree
Disagree
Informative: 1
Unhelpful
Funny

******** ** ******* *** **** ******** with **** ** ** *********, * thought **** ***** **** *** **** quite ****, ** ***** ** *** being ******** **** **************. **** ** he's *************** *** *********, * *** see ***** ** ********** ******* **** particular ****. *******, ** *** ********* in *** ***** ******, ** ***** be ****** ** **** *** ***** this ******** ******* ******* * ***.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

**** ***** **** *** ********* ****** to *** ************ ***** **** *****:

***** ** * *********** *********** ********* UL **** ******** **** ****. ** confirmed ** ******* **** **** ****** to **** * *********** ****** ****/**** control **** ******* ** ***** ******** in **** ** *** **** ** Standards. ** ******** ** * ******* (see ***** *****) * **** ** the *** *** ********* ** ************ Laboratories, ***. ******** *******, *** ******** UL’s ********* ********, **. ******** ****** to ******* * ****** ********. * believe, *** ** ************** **, **** UL’s ******** ******** ** ***** ****** and *********. **’* ******* ********** *** shocking ** ** ******* ** *** NFPA ********* *** ******* **** ******** and **** ***** ****** *** ******* making **** ********* ****** **** ***** no ********* ************ ** ***** ********** can *******. ** ********** **’* *******, Johnson ******** ********* ** * ******** letter **** ***** ***** ***** **** not ****** **** ** *** *** NFPA **. *** ******* **** ***** reviews **’* ****** *** **** ***** Johnson ******** *** *****-****** *** ******* Unit. * ******* *** ***** ************ how ** *** *** **** ***** own ********* ********* *** **** ** Standards. ***** **** ** ** ******:*****://***.*******.***/*****?*=************** ******* ** ** *** ******* Controls ****** ** ******** *********. *********, alarm ***********, *** **** ****** *** country *** **** ** ********* ************* to ******* **** **** * **** and ******** ******* ********** **** ** comes ** ** ***** ****** ********* life ****** **********. *******, * ******* the ******* ******** ****/**** ******* **** catastrophically ***** *** ******** ** ***** WARNING ** *** **** ****** *** home. *** ******* ******* ******** ** FIRE ***** ******(*). **** *** ****** fails, ** ************ ** *** *****, there ** ** ****** * ****** of *********** ******** ** ********* ****** the **** ** **** **** *** escape **** *** ****. * **** forensically ************ ***** *** ****** *** I ******* **** ** ***** ******** are ************ ** *** ******** ****/**** panels. ********* *** ***** ******* **** trusted ** *** ******* ******** **** the ***** ** ***** ********, *********, and *** ******* ** ***** *******. What ****** ** ***** ****** **?

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

* **** ** ****** **** *** difficulty ** ** ******** *** ******** for *********** *******? ** ****** * say ... ********* *** ********.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny
Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts reporting, tutorials and software funded by subscriber's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.
Loading Related Reports