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17 Alarm Company Lawsuits Against Competitors Faking Them

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Alarm companies suing rivals for faking them are commonplace, an IPVM investigation into court records show. Inside this report, we examine cases including: ADT Sues Safe Home Security CPI Sues Vivint ADT Sues Vivint (2020) ADT Sues Nor...

By Joey Walter - 15 days ago

FLIR Moves To Dismiss X.Labs Lawsuit

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FLIR has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit X.Labs filed against it, alleging that X.Labs is attempting to force FLIR to supply its products "for an unapproved health function for which it is not suited". FLIR "was X.Labs’ supplier for one...

By John Honovich - 16 days ago

Hikvision Sues Over Brazilian Airport Loss

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Hikvision was excluded from a Brazilian airport project because it is owned by the PRC government. Hikvision sued the airport's operator but has lost with a Bosch / Genetec / Dell solution being installed instead. Inside this note, we examine...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 27 days ago

Axis / Avigilon Patent Litigation Ends With 3 Invalidated Patents

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The multi-year, multi-district patent litigation between Canon and Axis against Avigilon is ended, with 3 Avigilon video analytics patents being invalidated in the process. In this report, we examine: Legal Battle (2017-2020) Axis and Avi...

By Joey Walter - about 1 month ago

UK Court Rules Police Facial Recognition Needs Reform

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A UK court has ruled that the South Wales Police use of facial recognition is illegal with the department saying they can easily reform. However, more lawsuits may come from this. Inside we explore the ruling and what it means for UK law enforc...

By Zach Segal - about 2 months ago

Hanwha and Hikvision Selling H.265 Without HEVC Licensing

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IPVM has confirmed that Hanwha and Hikvision do not have H.265 licenses from HEVC Advance, despite selling H.265 products for 4 years. Inside this note, we share feedback from HEVC Advance, Hanwha, and Hikvision plus examine the issues involv...

By Zach Segal - 2 months ago

Genetec CEO Declares "We Don't Negotiate Payment With Patent Trolls"

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Are patent trolls like terrorists? Genetec's CEO is coming out strongly against 'patent trolls' celebrating a legal win. Will the latest result and public statement deter patent claims against Genetec going forward? Will it have any impact on...

By Joey Walter - 2 months ago

ADT Acquires Much Maligned "Defenders"

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"The Defenders" has the dubious distinction of being ADT's largest partner and a long history of customer and employee complaints and lawsuits. Now, ADT has acquired "The Defenders". What does this mean for ADT? Is it a good deal? And what doe...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

Crisis At China's Largest VMS Provider, Netposa, Now State-Controlled

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NetPosa, which bills itself as the PRC's largest VMS provider, is in a crisis. The firm is pursuing huge unpaid bills from clients, and its chairman is being sued for over $220 million of unauthorized loans, resulting in banks freezing NetPosa cas...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

Cisco Settles False Claims Act Suit For Video Surveillance Vulnerabilities

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Cisco entered the video surveillance market in 2007 and suffered for many years through a variety of its own errors and arrogance. The conclusion of that embarrassing error may have just now been reached as Cisco has paid an $8.6 million settlemen...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Nortek and SDS Fight Over Failed Settlement

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Distributor SDS said they reached a deal with Nortek but Nortek says no settlement was reached and the suit is still on. In this post, based on our talks with counsel for both the Plaintiff and the Defendant, we examine the following: What c...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

ADT's Top Dealer "The Defenders" Sued 20+ Times

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ADT's largest authorized dealer, The Defenders, has been sued more than 20 times since 2012, IPVM has verified through analyzing legal records. In February 2019, we examined how ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints and was ti...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

US City Sued For Hiding Surveillance Camera Map

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UPDATE: The judgment is now in and updated information is at the bottom of the post. Should maps of public surveillance camera locations be kept a secret? That is what one US city is trying to do. Though the city admits the cameras in question...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

Wave Retorts: SDS 'Desperate' And 'Defeated'

Distributor SDS has sued Nortek and distributor Wave Electronics alleging bribery, conspiracy, antitrust violations and violations of state laws governing fair trade for sales of 2GIG products. Now, Wave Electronics has responded to IPVM with t...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 years ago

UK VSaaS Startup Ocucon

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Decreasing exposure to fraudulent slip-and-fall insurance claims and lawsuits is one of the oldest selling points of video surveillance for retail. Providing video evidence of an incident that happened 4-6 months prior is a challenge for tradition...

By Sean Patton - over 2 years ago

Chinese Government Attacks Western Reports

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The Chinese government is angry at the BBC and WSJ's reporting on Chinese video surveillance (see BBC Features Dahua and WSJ Investigates China's Total Surveillance State). Much like Hikvision's attacks on IPVM for our reporting, Hikvision's su...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

Avigilon / Canon New Lawsuits, No Settlement

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In July, Canon sued Avigilon, a notably rare move amongst major players in the industry, including Canon's subsidiaries Axis and Milestone. At the end of July, Canon notified the court that they were in settlement discussions. It looked, at that ...

By Brian Karas - about 3 years ago

Canon Sues Avigilon

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Canon, owner of Axis and Milestone, has sued Avigilon for patent infringement in US court. This is a highly atypical move for Canon, pitting 3 of the largest players in the industry against Avigilon. In this note, we examine: What Canon is Su...

By IPVM - about 3 years ago

Honeywell Sues For Violating Anti-Trust Laws (Settled)

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Is about to dominate the smart home software market? That is what Honeywell alleges in its new lawsuit, first reported by CEPro. Honeywell's complaint declares: As a result of the proposed acquisition, would have approxima...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Video Surveillance Manufacturers Risk Lawsuits For Botnet Attacks

The unprecedented scale of internet outages on October 21st from botnet attacks risk triggering lawsuits against video surveillance manufacturers, an event that might spur greater responsibility within the industry. Large Loss For Companies Impac...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Bribe Accusations By Multiple US Cities Against Taser

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One company is dominating the body camera business - Taser. The stun gun leader aims to grow a VSaaS powerhouse and take over one of the fastest growing video surveillance niches. However, 6 US cities have made various allegations against Taser ...

By IPVM Team - over 4 years ago

Warning: Case Studies Can Get You Sued

What do 24 Hour Fitness, Barnes and Nobles and multiple hospitals have in common? They have all been sued in the past few months, with their manufacturer case studies used as evidence.  They join ~100 end users who have been sued in the past 2 y...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

ADT Sued, Claimed 'Easily Hacked'

A lawsuit has been filed against ADT. The class action complaint claims ADT's wireless systems are 'easily hacked', that ADT knows this and yet engages in 'deceptive and misleading marketing statements.' In this note, we examine the details and ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Milestone Sues Hawk

Last year, an inventor / troll said they were going to sue end users for violating a patent they have on video surveillance technology. Now, they have fulfilled their promise with 28 lawsuits this year. However, Milestone Systems has struck back,...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

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