ADT Security News

ADT joins PPVAR to make alarm verification the future of electronic security

Addition of ADT as a PPVAR member marks a significant change in the electronic security industry The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), a public-private partnership comprised of electronic security stakeholders from law enforcement, the home and property insurance industries, and the security alarm industry, announced that ADT has joined the organisation as a full industry member. The addition of ADT, the largest security alarm company in North America,...

Protection 1 announces “The Power to Do More for You” at ASIS 2016

The exhibit marks the company’s first appearance with ADT since the announcement of their integration Protection 1, the premier full-service business and home security company in the U.S., announces “The Power to Do More for You” at the ASIS 2016 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The exhibit marks the company’s first appearance with ADT since the announcement of their integration in May 2016. Expanding footprint From September 12-14 at booth #3113, Prot...

Top trends driving expansion of home automation in the security industry and beyond

It’s the 21st century already. Isn’t it time we all lived in smart homes? For technophiles everywhere, the smart home can’t come soon enough. The same might be said for the security marketplace, which is well positioned to thrive in the coming era of home automation. The wait could be shorter than we think, given some recent trends and events we are seeing in the home automation market. Let’s consider several of them: 1. Home automation is getting attention from Silic...

Z-Wave Alliance to demonstrate UL certified home security products and discuss IoT upgrades at ISC West 2016

Z-Wave ZM5101, ZM5202, ZM5304 modules have received UL component recognition for home security The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organisation dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, will host members in the Z-Wave Pavilion at ISC West for the second year in row. Z-Wave recently announced that it has become the first smart home mesh network to receive UL recognition for household burglar alarms for its family of 500 series modules in addit...

ADT Corporation acquired by Apollo Global Management in $15 billion deal to merge with Protection 1

The merger agreement includes a “go-shop” period, during which ADT and its Board of Directors may actively solicit, receive, evaluate and potentially enter into negotiations with parties that offer alternative proposals ADT, a leading provider of monitored security, interactive home and business automation and related monitoring services in the United States and Canada, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate o...

Tyco Security Products’ home automation access control solutions to be showcased at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

Tyco will highlight its IQ panel, a robust wireless smart home solution, at the event in Las Vegas Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, will showcase its connected home solutions in its debut appearance at the 2016 CES show, January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas. The world’s gathering place for consumer technologies provides an ideal platform to feature the company’s expanding range of techn...

IHS research: US intruder alarm equipment market demands diversification

The intrusion products’ marketing to residential sector has caused the U.S. market to reach heights of $500 million per year The U.S. market for intruder alarm equipment, which makes up 40 percent of the global market, reached $1.1 billion dollars last year. Numerous attempts have been made all over the world to replicate this success, ranging from home management to do-it-yourself (DIY) “bells and whistles” systems. This article will provide an overview of t...

Tyco lawsuit pending; warehouse security systems' loopholes allegedly exploited

National Union Fire Insurance Company claims that Tyco failed to protect confidential details of the warehouse security systems A civil trial against Tyco Integrated Security was adjourned by a federal judge on July 14 and is now rescheduled for October 19. The lawsuit arose out of the burglary of a pharmaceutical warehouse in Enfield, Conn., owned by Eli Lilly. Eli Lilly’s insurance company, National Union Fire Insurance Company claims that Tyco failed to protect confid...

ADT conference leads campaign on deceptive door-to-door sales practices

David Bleisch, ADT general counsel, addresses the media at a conference Door-to-door selling can be an effective tool to garner new security subscribers, and it’s been practiced for decades, according to Jay Hauhn, executive director of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), Alexandria, Va. But it has to be done right, he says. A recent conference by ADT Security Services focused on deceptive alarm sales practices and the need to report such practices. In her late...

Open Options promotes key management personnel, expands sales team

Open Options makes key appointments to accommodate continued growth in the competitive security market Open Options, the open architecture leader in access control, has promoted key management personnel and has added new team members to accommodate continued growth and success in the competitive security market. “Open Options has changed dramatically over the last 18 years and we have positioned ourselves in the access control market for strong continued growth,”...

Arecont Vision megapixel cameras for Lauren Bright store

Customer Lauren Bright is a leading wholesale and retail enterprise that specialises in importing European apparel and operates more than 40 outlets in major Chinese cities. Lauren Bright's Pinko store in Harbour City, Hong Kong features the Pinko clothing line, an Italian fashion brand designed specifically for young women. Challenge When opening a new shop for the Pinko brand, Lauren Bright was looking for a video surveillance system to monitor internal staff and to provide anti-theft prot...

It takes a security village to end deception

Unscrupulous companies reversing positive steps made by security industry to remove stigma of being known as "trunk slammers" ABC news report reaffirms need for industry action For the businesses that make up the electronic security industry, it’s an issue that undermines all the progress we have made to date. It’s deceptive door-to-door sales tactics, and it’s still having an impact on the alarm industry. It affects the entire industry – from lar...