Update – January 17, 2020 – Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice
The lawsuit detailed on this page has been dismissed with prejudice by Pennsylvania Chief Judge Mark R. Hornak. The plaintiff and defendant agreed on January 16 to dismiss the case without leave to file an amended lawsuit.
A Pennsylvania consumer alleges in a proposed class action lawsuit that 2Krew Security & Surveillance’s “intelligent systems” suffer from a significant design defect in that each product’s “master code,” which turns off the system, was common to every system sold by the company. According to the 12-page district court complaint, any intelligent security system sold by the defendant is “susceptible to a breach by any person with the same system.”
Alleging breach of implied warranty of merchantability, breach of express warranty, and negligent misrepresentation, the lawsuit explains the defendant positions its “intelligent” security systems as fit for use for residential homes, businesses, office buildings, education facilities and government agencies. As the case tells it, though 2Krew Security & Surveillance represented that its systems were fit for their ordinary purpose, the company failed to disclose to consumers that the product is susceptible to breaching given the same master code can be used to turn off each one.
The lawsuit argues that consumers and businesses in Pennsylvania who have installed the defendant’s security system must spend time and money to purchase and install a new system, or repair an existing system. According to the complaint, the defendant “knew or should have known” at the time of the systems’ installation that they were capable of being accessed or breached by a single master code yet either concealed or failed to disclose the fact to customers and entities.
“As a result of the defects in the Systems, Plaintiff and Class Members have suffered damages, in that the Systems have been installed in their homes, offices, or other buildings that they would not have otherwise had [sic] installed if they had originally known of the defects,” the suit reads.
The plaintiff looks to certify a class of consumers and entities across the United States who purchased a security system from 2Krew Security & Surveillance.