ADT Security News

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...

SIA announces appointment of new Chairman and 2020 Executive Committee, along with five new Board Members

The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed a new chairman, announced its 2020 executive committee and welcomed five new members to the SIA Board of Directors at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, held virtually on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. SIA’s The Advance SIA ratified the selection of Pierre Trapanese, CEO of Northland Controls, as SIA’s chairman of the board. Trapanese has 33 years of international project and financial management experience in the security...

HHHunt partners with ADT and integrates smart home technology in multifamily and student housing communities

ADT Inc., a provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, announced a new flagship partnership with HHHunt, a diversified provider of real estate development, to install smart home and property automation technology into new and existing HHHunt multifamily and student housing communities. ADT adds HHHunt to its growing list of prominent real estate partners enhancing their communities with smart home solutions. ADT will...

ADT announces acquiring commercial security and fire systems firm, Alliant Integrators

ADT continues growing its geographic footprint and strengthening its capacity to serve mid-market, national and large-scale commercial customers with the announcement that it has purchased Alliant Integrators, based in Louisville, KY. Security and fire safety experts Established in 2006 by Beverly and Jim Bozarth, Alliant Integrators, Inc., is a provider of commercial fire alarm detection, installation, inspection and maintenance services in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana region. The follo...

Freedonia releases new study, Safety & Security Alarms, which discusses DIY home security

The rise of DIY home security is driving traditional vendors to pursue new growth strategies. Recent activity at ADT exemplifies how firms that have historically focused their business on professional monitoring are expanding to offer their own branded security equipment that users can monitor themselves without having to sign a long-term contract – a key to competing with firms like Amazon, Nest, and SimpliSafe. Freedonia’s newly published Safety & Security Alarms explores the i...

ADT acquires Defenders, its largest independent dealer and only Authorised Premier Provider

ADT Inc, a provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, announced that it has acquired Defenders, its largest independent dealer and only Authorised Premier Provider, for a purchase price of approximately $381 million. As part of the transaction, Defenders founder David P. Lindsey and Jessica A. Lindsey received approximately 16.3 million shares of ADT common stock for 100% of their ownership in Defenders, while the rem...