ADT Security News

ADT Inc. announces investing into Percepta to further test and develop shoplifting deterrent technology

ADT Inc. announced that, via its commercial channel (“ADT Commercial”), it is investing in Percepta Labs, an artificial-intelligence technology startup out of Philadelphia. ADT Commercial is a premier provider of commercial security, fire, life safety, and risk consulting services in the U.S., and through its investment will fund the commercialisation and application of the startup’s cutting-edge AI technology to help detect and deter shoplifting. ADT Commercial will work dire...

ADT joins Zigbee Alliance and CHIP working group to develop a unified connectivity protocol for smart home device manufacturers

ADT, a provider of security, automation and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers, has joined the Zigbee Alliance and the Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP) working group. ADT will help to develop and promote the adoption of Project CHIP, a new royalty-free connectivity standard to increase interoperability among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. “As a member of the Zigbee Alliance, ADT will collaborate with others who are developi...

ADT Security and Google collaborate to create a suite of innovative smart home security offering

ADT, a renowned provider of security and smart home solutions, and Google announced that they are entering into a long-term partnership to create the next generation of smart home security offerings. The partnership will combine Nest’s award-winning hardware and services, powered by Google’s machine learning technology, with ADT’s installation, service and professional monitoring network to create a more helpful smart home and integrated experience for customers across the Unit...

ADT and Lyft announce expanding partnership with regards to mobile safety offering to riders & drivers

ADT and Lyft have expanded their partnership to help keep riders and drivers safe. After a successful pilot to integrate mobile safety solutions into the Lyft platform for riders, they are now expanding that functionality nationwide to Lyft’s millions of riders. ADT’s mobile safety tools Additionally, Lyft is now extending ADT’s mobile safety tools to drivers, allowing both drivers and riders to quickly get emergency help, if they ever feel unsafe during the ride. The driver...

ADT Inc. announces Home is Connected® to be outfitted for D.R. Horton homes

ADT Inc., a provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, announced it has been named as the premier provider of smart home security and automation services for D.R. Horton, the nation’s large homebuilder by volume. D.R. Horton homes will be outfitted with Home is Connected®, a suite of smart home and ADT security-ready products that keep one connected with the people and things one values most. Each D.R. Horto...

ADT Commercial appoints three senior-level security professionals to join the Enterprise Security Risk Group

ADT Commercial – a provider of security, fire, life safety and risk management solutions to commercial customers in the U.S. – announces the hiring of three senior-level security professionals to join ADT Commercial’s Enterprise Security Risk Group (eSRG). The new members of the team boast wide-ranging experience in Fortune 500 companies, healthcare and law enforcement to help commercial organisations as they focus on business continuity, resiliency and adopting best practices...

ADT Commercial thanks healthcare workers by delivering meals to five major hospitals

ADT Commercial, a premier provider of commercial security, fire, life safety and risk consulting services, announced that it is donating meals to healthcare workers at five major hospitals across the U.S. to express gratitude for those caregivers who have been on the frontlines in the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 global pandemic. ADT Commercial’s donation follows ADT’s recent announcement to provide $1 million to support over 120 non-profits hit hard by COVID-19 across...

Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) announces ADT’s Tom Nakatani as President

The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) is pleased to announce Tom Nakatani, IT VP of Customer Monitoring Technology for ADT, has been elected President. Nakatani officially began his two-year term at the June 10th PPVAR member’s meeting after serving as Vice President. He succeeds Joey Rao-Russell, President and CEO for Sonitrol-Kimberlite, who will now serve on the PPVAR Board as an immediate past President and Treasurer. “I am honored to take on the role of P...

Vera Cadillac equips with Tyco and Optex integrated security solution to counter cars, accessories and car parts theft

Vera Cadillac, a renowned automotive dealer in the Fort Lauderdale area of the US State of Florida was looking to install an advanced security system to counter the growing threat of sophisticated thieves - sophisticated enough to know how to circumvent the current security system and steal parts, tires and in some cases, complete cars. Vera’s current security system included inexpensive CCTV cameras with video motion sensors that proved ineffective in deterring theft at the dealer’...

ADT contributes US$ 1 million to assist over 100 non-profit organisations hit hard across the US by COVID-19

ADT, globally renowned security and automation provider that serves residential and business customers, has announced that it is providing US $1 million, through its ADT Always Cares program, to support over 100 non-profit organisations in 44 states and Puerto Rico affected by COVID-19. ADT Always Cares program The funds are being allocated in US $5,000 and US $10,000 increments to nonprofits in communities where ADT employees live and work. Local ADT teams are determining which charities to s...

ADT by TELUS helps Canada’s small business community with a free three months subscription to its services

TELUS acquired ADT Canada creating ADT by TELUS and is now using their new capabilities to provide much needed security support to Canada’s small business community. With many small businesses having to close their doors or look for new ways to operate during this time, they need a way to watch and protect their properties and keep important assets safe. The threat of break-ins is all too real. In Montreal, a jewellery store owner is reeling after thieves made off with his two safes durin...

NAD recommends supporting advertising claims for SimpliSafe Home Security

The National Advertising Division (“NAD”) determined that SimpliSafe, Inc. supported certain advertising claims for SimpliSafe Home Security, including claims that the system is equipped with features to keep it functioning after an event which may disrupt the system and that SimpliSafe did not have a material connection with certain third-party endorsers. Self-regulatory and dispute resolution programs However, NAD recommends modification or discontinuation of other challenged cla...