ADT protects domestic abuse victims in N.C.

Monday, June 1, 2009

BOCA RATON, Fla--ADT Security Services in April announced the sponsorship of Interact, in Raleigh, N.C., a private, non-profit United Way agency providing safety, support and awareness to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

ADT is contributing financial assistance and installation of security products and services to help protect the newly opened 60,000-square-foot Interact Family Safety & Empowerment Center. Interact serves more than 36,000 people each year in the Raleigh community, including more than 6,400 direct victims of crime and their families.

ADT is providing multiple layers of electronic security at the center, including access control, panic alarms, video systems and emergency call stations.

Since 1992, ADT’s AWARE (Abused Women’s Active Response Emergency) program and DVERS in Canada (Domestic Violence Emergency Response System) has provided this type of assistance. 

The AWARE program is credited with helping save 31 lives while giving thousands of others peace of mind. The electronic security system at the new Interact center includes a range of features such as audio/video door entry systems, video surveillance and panic alarm devices, located throughout the center. The panic or hold-up alarms can send an immediate notification to police when activated.