ADT winners in US court case despite failure to properly install alarm

ADT came out a winner over one of its business clients in a recent court decision here, and the finding carries implications for other security directors who oversee contracts with security providers. ADT was sued in federal court by a California jewelry store, Manila Fine Jewelers, which lost $821,000 in a burglary. While the trial court found that “ADT failed [to] properly install [the store’s] alarm system and failed to provide notification services when it actually received an alarm signal from the system,” it said ADT only had to pay the jeweler $1,000, which was the amount of the limited damage provision in the contract ADT had with the business

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