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A Florida woman has sued the manufacturer of a new automatic doorbell, saying she had to fight the system to get it working on her doorstep.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Orlando by Carola DePasquale alleges the automatic door bell, a unit of Kia Motors, violates her right to privacy by monitoring her personal life and recording her conversations.
Kia denies the claims and has already agreed to pay $2.5 million to DePavales.
Kia says its systems are secure and designed to provide timely alerts and information about vehicle safety.
“The Kia Automatic Doorbell was designed to ensure that when customers call for assistance, they receive the timely and accurate notification of a vehicle’s emergency status and its status in the garage, which is always accurate,” Kia said in a statement.
DePavals complaint alleges the system records every conversation she has with her doorbell and records her personal information about her life.
DePakes family, including two children, also lives in the same apartment complex.
The lawsuit accuses Kia of using the information collected about her to sell advertising to third parties.
The company said in its statement that it has “committed to eliminating all use of this technology from our fleet of vehicles by 2020.”
Kiosks are becoming more common, though.
They’re often installed by homeowners and are used by small businesses and other homeowners who don’t want to deal with the hassle of having to open their doors when people call.
In California, a man who bought a Kiosk told The Associated Press that it was one of the most important tools he had bought in years.
The device is attached to a car’s dashboard and can be set to automatically turn on when a key is pushed.
He said he would like to use it more, but has to leave it on for about 20 minutes before it goes off.