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Initial Court Ruling Favors Sonos Over Google

In a court filing Sonos claimed that Google violated five of its patents. A newly announced court ruling has upheld Sonos’ claims.

Robert Archer · August 16, 2021

Time Period Extended for Paying Back PPP Loans

Businesses that appealed SBA loan decisions now may have up to 6 months longer to begin paying back PPP loans.

Jason Knott · August 03, 2021

Prominent Florida Integration Firm Technicians Accused of Spying on Clients

Several employees of West Palm Beach, Fla. integration firm Ask the Advisors are under investigation for allegedly accessing a client’s live security feed without permission.

CE Pro Editors · July 16, 2021

ADT Takes Legal Action Against Vivint Over Patent Infringement Concerns

The company’s complaint asserts that Vivint has introduced and promoted a series of smart home products that willfully infringe upon several of ADT’s patents.

CE Pro Editors · July 01, 2021

Can Surveillance Cameras Legally Record Client’s Neighbor’s House?

Lawful use of video surveillance cameras is the customer’s responsibility. Integrators are not liable. Posting notification signs is prudent.

Jason Knott · June 29, 2021

Congress Reintroduces Ban on Facial Recognition Technology

Not only will the new legislation ban the use of facial recognition technology, it will also block funding for state or local governments that use biometric surveillance or facial recognition during the moratorium.

Rodney Bosch · June 23, 2021

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Sonos Calls Out Google, Amazon Tactics in Senate Antitrust Hearings

Eddie Lazarus, chief legal officer, Sonos, Inc., appeared before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer Rights.

Robert Archer · June 18, 2021

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Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’ Attacked in Congress

Senate judiciary subcommittee anti-trust hearing warns Amazon and Google of their growing potential monopoly on the smart home space.

Jason Knott · June 18, 2021

Are You Collecting Sales Tax on Your Service Agreements?

Integrators that offer remote systems management and other taxable services to out-of-state clients must collect sales tax.

Jason Knott · June 15, 2021

ADT Technician Given 52-Month Sentence for Home Video Hack

Telesforo Aviles has been sentenced to 52 months in prison after pleading guilty to repeatedly logging into female customers’ accounts in order to view their video feeds for sexual gratification.

Rodney Bosch · June 11, 2021