ADT responds to congressman's suggestion

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10/08/2014

Last week, I wrote a lot about the battle for small business staring ADT and TycoIS, former sister companies that are now competing for a piece of the lucrative small business pie.

Following the Sept. 29 expiration of their non-compete, both companies used last week's ASIS show as a platform to announce their plans. There's a story in this week's newswire with details of TycoIS's plan. Here's a link to that.

Also getting in the act last week, was GOP Congressman John Mica from Florida. During a Congressional hearing about the breach of the White House perimeter, Rep. Mica told (now former) Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about his home security system and suggested that the White House consider installing an ADT system. He even had an ADT sign handy. Check out the video.

Jeez, ADT executives must have been bumming about that.

You have to hand it to ADT for their response: simple, respectful and with lots and lots of information about ADT's capabiliities: Here's the statement ADT released on Sept. 30.

"ADT Responds to Congressional Hearing on Secret Service
BOCA RATON, Fla.--ADT responds to Congressman John Mica’s comments about the use of services like ADT at The White House: ADT has been protecting homes for more than 140 years, and we are honored to be mentioned as an option to secure the most famous residence in America. With that said, we have the utmost respect for the security staff that works diligently every day to protect the President and our Nation.
About ADT
The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is the leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT's broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and home health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT helps provide peace of mind to nearly seven million customers, and it employs approximately 17,000 people at 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com."