ADT announced a partnership with Instacart to provide its mobile safety solution, Safe by ADT, to the delivery company’s 500,000 shoppers through an in-app safety feature beginning this month. The Safe by ADT platform will power Instacart’s new safety and emergency response feature, allowing shoppers to quickly and discreetly contact emergency services anytime they may feel unsafe.
ADT announced a new flagship partnership with HHHunt 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 work with HHHunt to install more than 7,700 apartment homes in 19 communities.
ADT continues to broaden its commercial presence announced two asset purchase agreements with Systems Group and Fusion Fire Protection. These agreements will continue to enhance technical capabilities and expand the organization’s geographic reach. Both Systems Group and Fusion Fire Protection are staffed by NICET-Certified professionals to assist customers.
ADT announces the leadership team for ADT Commercial. ADT Commercial is a leading provider of enterprise security, fire, and life safety solutions to meet the complex needs of its commercial and National Accounts clients. ADT Commercial is built on the foundation of customer service excellence and strengthened by a broad portfolio of security, fire, and risk management solutions.
ADT announced a new partnership with BH Management Services to offer smart technology integration and convenience services. Through the partnership with ADT, BH Management Services will outfit residences with ADT security, automated smart door locks, and smart thermostats. ADT’s smart technology is coupled with enterprise-scale property automation software provided by Point Central. ADT monitoring services will be included as a portion of monthly rent charges.
Physical security that was often a second thought weighing against information security, is entirely changing its pose today. With threats starting from people inside an organization to external entities, organizations across the globe struggle for managing their security posture day by day. To help CTOs, CIOs, and CEOs find the right Physical Security Technology solution provider, a distinguished selection panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and CIOReview’s editorial board has selected a list of Physical Security Technology solution providers that exhibit innovative technologies and strategies.
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 class actions because of claims that ADT’s wireless security systems were vulnerable to hacking because ADT failed to include any encryption within them.
Ken Francis joined Eagle Eye Networks in 2016 after spending over two years consulting to the industries’ leading service providers on product management, services and acquisition. In his last role, Ken was responsible for ADT’s re-entry in to the commercial market. Once launched, Ken’s focus shifted to the commercial and small business product and acquisition strategies
Technology is acting as disruptive innovation in the security industry. ADT is at risk of losing its position as the leader in the North American security industry in the long term. Changing market dynamics will provide additional headwinds for the company, favoring new entrants.