ADT Commercial announces that it has purchased premier fire, life safety and security systems provider, Edwards Electronic Systems, Inc., based out of Clayton and Concord, NC. The purchase of Edwards Electronic Systems further deepens the ADT Commercial organization’s integration capabilities and fire and life safety expertise to serve mid-market, national and large-scale commercial customers in the Carolinas region.
Essence SmartCare announced that ADT Security Australia, a leading provider of security monitoring services, has selected its Care@Home Enhanced Telecare Services Platform to expand ADT’s Health and Wellness services offering in Australia. ADT Security Australia is part of Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings. This partnership was facilitated in conjunction with HSC Technology Group.
ADT Commercial continues its strategic M&A strategy to expand its nationwide geographic footprint with announcement that it has purchased SAFE Electronics, Inc., based out of Las Vegas, NV. The acquisition comes just a month after ADT Commercial purchased the assets and customer agreements of Atlanta-based Ackerman Security Systems’ commercial sales and service division. SAFE Electronics has been a family-owned and operated low-voltage systems integrator, helping to protect people and property across the state of Nevada.
Safety and preparedness platform Harbor announced the launch of Harbor Premium, a paid subscription service within the app that adds critical features to help families during real-time emergencies. Harbor has partnered with ADT, to integrate ADT’s proprietary mobile safety platform and industry-leading professional monitoring services into a new feature called HarborHELP. This new feature allows users to be quickly connected to ADT’s professional monitoring team.
ADT Commercial announced its expansion into the electronic article surveillance (EAS) market through a strategic alliance with WG Security Products, Inc. ADT Commercial will install and service WG Security Products’ comprehensive EAS portfolio in the U.S., including a full range of detection systems, hard tags, specialty tags, disposable labels, deactivation devices and detachers. ADT Commercial will help customers build and maintain their current EAS solutions that utilize 58 kHz AM frequency technologies.
ADT Commercial continues its strategic M&A strategy, expanding its nationwide geographic footprint and deepening its capabilities to serve mid-market, national and large-scale commercial customers in New York and New Jersey with the announcement it has purchased Deterrent Technologies, Inc., based out of Ocean, NJ. Established in 1982 by David and Carol Hersh, Deterrent Technologies, Inc. has been a premier leader in designing, installing and servicing comprehensive physical security and life safety systems.
ADT announced it has been named as the premier provider of smart home security and automation services for D.R. Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder by volume. D.R. Horton homes will be outfitted with ‘Home is Connected’, an industry-leading suite of smart home and ADT security-ready products that keep you connected with the people and things you value most. Each D.R. Horton home will include connected thermostats, video doorbells, door locks, light switches and lamp modules installed by ADT Authorized Dealer, Safe Haven.
ADT announced that via ADT Commercial, its commercial channel, it is joining forces with Dollar Tree to help provide protection to its retail locations nationwide. ADT Commercial, a premier provider of commercial security, fire, life safety and risk consulting services in the U.S., will provide comprehensive and innovative security solutions and monitoring services at the majority of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar locations across the U.S.
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.