Security executive Jeffery Zwirn claims a 'catastrophic' flaw exists in 'millions of alarm systems', and dealers could be liable if not fixed. The Interceptor prevents a thief or building fire from locking up an alarm panel to prevent it from dialing out, sounding keypad alarms, or from triggering alarm messages at the worst possible time.
Alarm Industry Liable For 'Not State Of The Art' Systems
Zwirn told IPVM: "Shorted wiring on the databus is a significant vulnerability to expected function" that he "sees often during forensic alarm failure investigations." He forwarded us a legal opinion deeming stock panels a legal liability and not 'state of the art' unless equipped with The Interceptor:
"Manufacturers of security alarm panels, distributors and dealers are all at risk for lawsuits based on strict product liability, negligence and breach of implied warranties if a product placed into the stream of commerce and sold to a customer is dangerous or defective and causes or contributes to personal injury or property damage. These lawsuits cost manufacturers, distributors, dealers and their insurers millions upon millions of dollars in losses each and every year."
The Problem: Shorting Panel Devices Can Lock Them Up