FCC set to ban Huawei devices, others, under the Secure Networks Act

The Federal Communications Commission has announced its plans to ban all sales of new telecommunications devices in the US from Huawei Technologies Company, the ZTE Corporation, and others. This is the first that the FCC has banned electronics equipment on national security grounds. In a statement to FOX Business, the FCC said that “[they] remain […]

POTS Lines Are Going Away

On August 2, 2022 the FCC issued Order 19-72A1, releasing phone companies from any legal obligation to provide POTS service. Now, fire & life safety providers are seeing immediate repercussions. With all the buzz around the 2022 3G sunsets, it’s no wonder that security providers who rely on POTS lines are feeling less than prepared. If […]

Vivint to Pay FTC $20M for Misusing Consumer Credit Reports

The settlement marks the largest to date for an FTC Fair Credit Reporting Act case and requires Vivint to implement an ID theft prevention program. May 03, 2021  Rodney Bosch Jump to Comments Many consumers whose credit reports were misused by Vivint sales representatives complained to the FTC that they were victims of identity theft after being […]

Special Report – Security Partners LLC (who does the monitoring for Select Security) Central Station to be auctioned

May 4, 2021 Auction is scheduled for May 7, 2021.  Security Partners LLC operates a wholesale central station at 3 locations in Pennsylvania, Las Vegas and San Antonio.  Its lender, owed some $14 million dollars pulled the plug and filed for “receivership” in PA state court.  The receiver is now selling the central stations at auction.  If you haven’t submitted your […]

Hikvision: Created And Controlled By China PRC Government

By IPVM Team, Published May 03, 2021, 10:40am EDT |  Email This PUBLIC – This article does not require an IPVM membership. Feel free to share. The China PRC government created and controls Hikvision, facts Hikvision strives to obscure. Watch this 2-minute video to learn: Hikvision markets that they “grew from a 28-person start-up in 2001.” The reality is Hikvision was created by the […]

Cellular Communication Risks: Nashville Bombing

If your alarm system is utilizing cellular for communications, you are vulnerable. The next big failure could be in your town, so why take the risks with less robust technology when much better options exist?   Nashville bombing shows domestic communication vulnerabilities.

Solarwinds Cyberattack

We recently found out about the SolarWinds Cyberattack, at Advantage Security we will keep you up to date on the latest security news. We wanted to share some information from Rapid Response Monitoring: