ADT Security News

Huawei joins the Z-Wave Alliance’s Board of Directors

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, announces the addition of leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei, to the Alliance Board of Directors. Huawei joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs. Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with innovative solutions, pro...

ADT acquires commercial security business from Protec, inc.

ADT, the provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in North America, today announced it has completed the purchase of substantially all the assets and business of Protec, Inc., one of the leading commercial security system integrators in the Pacific Northwest. The acquisition reinforces ADT’s commitment to continued growth within the commercial and national accounts security sectors. The transaction closed on July 31, 2017. Expanding ADT support and service D...

Farpointe Data alerts its partners to encrypt wireless access control systems

Farpointe Data, the access control industry's trusted OEM partner for RFID solutions, alerted its access control manufacturer, distributor, integrator, dealer, and specifier partners about the potential impact on their businesses of the settlement of Edenborough v. ADT LLC, Case No. 3:16-cv-02233, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Referred to as the ADT Hacking Vulnerability Class Action Lawsuit, ADT will pay $16 million to settle five hacking vulnerability clas...

Napco appoints Glenn Kocek as new Midwest Regional Sales Manager

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., Amityville, New York, announces the appointment of Glenn Kocek as new Midwest Regional Sales Manager, reporting to Napco SRVP, Northern Region, Dave Sheffey. Previous experience Glenn joins Napco’s sales team, with many years of security experience, in all facets of the industry, including roles with LRG and Tyco/ADT, as well as founding his own alarm and IT companies early on.  Dave Sheffey said, “With Glenn’s background in security, v...

Protection 1 to feature network security and location analytics using Cisco Meraki AP at NRF Protect 2017

Protection 1, a division of ADT, will feature advanced managed and monitored network security and location analytics capabilities such as foot traffic, heat mapping, dwell time and new vs. repeat customer visit using Cisco Meraki Access Points (AP) at NRF Protect. To streamline deployment and help enhance network security, Protection 1 offers fully managed services from its Network Operations Center (NOC). Its engineers are Cisco and Meraki certified and can help design, implement, commission,...

Cyber criminals are ready to attack your business: Are you ready to defend it?

Just when you think you have seen the worst that cyber criminals have to throw at you, they are back with more sophisticated, and in some cases, more severe threats. Understanding emerging and evolving cyber threats is the first step in helping to protect your organisation. The next, and most important, step is shoring up your defence technologies with the proper training, education and deployment. To help prepare for what may be coming next, let’s take a look at what are already shaping u...

ADT reaches 2 million customer milestone for Pulse interactive security platform

ADT Pulse allows customers to arm and disarm their security system, and access home automation features ADT LLC, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, recently surpassed the 2 million customer milestone for its groundbreaking Pulse interactive security platform. Introduced in 2010, ADT Pulse was the first mass market security and home automation platform available to consumers, delivering a seamless ecosystem to create a smarter, safer home....

Z-Wave Alliance welcomes smart lock provider August Home to its membership

August Home joins over 450 members in supporting the Z-Wave standard in smart homes all over the world The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organisation dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, welcomes leading smart lock provider August Home to its membership. August Home joins over 450 members in supporting the Z-Wave standard in smart homes all over the world. August Smart Lock Pro August Home has also announced the August Smart Lock Pro...

CES 2017: Will consumer electronics transform the physical security industry?

Consumer electronics are closely related to physical security. For one thing, electronics consumers increasingly see security as one of the functions they want their smart home systems to perform. We have heard the Internet of Things (IoT) buzzword in our market, and it is also a major force in the changing consumer electronics arena. Because consumer electronics are increasingly tied in with security, many in our industry keep a close eye on developments at the huge Consumer Electronics Show...

ADT announces nationwide availability of ADT Canopy with retail launch of LG Smart Security

ADT’s security-as-a-service solution extends reach through integrations with popular wearable and life safety connected technology partners ADT LLC, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, announces the nationwide availability of ADT Canopy, a month to month contract service with 24/7 professional security monitoring via LG Smart Security, an all-in-one security and home automation device with full HD video capabilities. ADT Canopy will...

ADT introduces ADT Anywhere family safety mobile app in conjunction with Life360

ADT Anywhere offers 24/7 roadside assistance ADT LLC, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, announced the launch of ADT Anywhere, a new family safety service and mobile app built in conjunction with trusted partner and family location provider Life360. The new ADT Anywhere app offers customers peace of mind by combining Life360's proprietary family location technology, 24/7 crash detection, and roadside assistance with professional panic res...

ADT's Pulse remote home security monitoring system integrates with Amazon Alexa

ADT to integrate home automation with Amazon Alexa to arm and disarm home security systems ADT LLC, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, welcomes Amazon Echo and Echo Dot products to its Pulse ecosystem, ADT’s remote home security monitoring system that gives consumers the power to control their home security preferences regardless of location. Beginning this month, ADT customers will be able to integrate home automation skills with...