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ADT closes on acquisition of tech startup CellBounce

December 11, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT has closed its previously announced acquisition of technology company CellBounce following thorough testing of its proprietary 3G-to-4G radio conversion technology, which is now certified for use on AT&T’s 4G cellular network. The user-installable device is expected to reduce the need for technicians to perform the required upgrade in many customer homes before the 3G network sunset. The device also will be made commercially available to third parties, allowing...

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ADT + Google +

November 11, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

Recent Q3 earnings announcements from smart home security giants ADT and helped to clear up the smart home picture a bit, as both companies addressed the current and future state of their partnership in light of ADT’s recent megadeal with Google earlier this year. Both company CEOs talked at length about their future plans as it relates to all parties involved, creating an interesting landscape as the race to control the smart home tightens while getting a little less murky at...

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ADT joins the Zigbee Alliance

August 11, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT has joined the Zigbee Alliance and the Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP) working group to help develop and promote the adoption of Project CHIP, a new royalty-free connectivity standard to increase interoperability among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet. “As a member of the Zigbee Alliance, ADT will collaborate with others who are developing the Connected Home over IP initiative to give our customers an even more seamless smart home...

ADT, IoT standards, Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP), Zigbee Alliance

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ADT and Google partner with plans to dominate smart home

August 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT and Google announced a long-term partnership with the goal of creating an end-to-end smart home solution that combines Google’s technology platform with ADT’s installation, service and professional monitoring network.Google will make a $450 million investment in ADT, which equates to 6.6 percent of ADT’s outstanding aggregate common equity, in exchange for shares of a newly created Class B common stock having all of the rights and preferences of ADT's common stock...

ADT, Google, Jim Boyce, Rishi Chandra, Security, smart home

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ADT to partner with D.R. Horton

July 29, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—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.“As the leading smart home security provider, ADT is well positioned to serve D.R. Horton now and for years to come,” said Jim DeVries, President and CEO of ADT. “We are committed to bringing innovative smart home security and world class customer service to the expanding residential new construction market.”D.R....

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ADT Commercial partners with Dollar Tree Inc.

June 16, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT Commercial joined forces with Dollar Tree, Inc. to help provide protection to its nationwide retail locations with comprehensive and innovative security solutions and monitoring services.  “In these rapidly evolving times, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Dollar Tree for what marks the largest contract to date for ADT Commercial,” Jim DeVries, president and CEO of ADT, said in the announcement. “Dollar Tree has shown itself to be a true industry leader by seeking...

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ADT delivers safety, peace of mind to Instacart shoppers

May 26, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT partnered 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. 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 feel unsafe. “ADT is eager to work alongside Instacart as it quickly grows and provides more ways to help keep its shoppers and customers...

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ADT, CellBounce unveil solution to 3G network sunset

May 11, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT is developing a solution for the home security industry’s need to adapt to the 3G sunset, which is scheduled for February 2022. Through a strategic partnership with technology startup CellBounce, ADT anticipates a user-installed, plug-and-play solution for the 3G-to-4G conversion will be ready by late summer 2020.The technology and product could apply to most of the 6 million 3G-powered home security systems in the United States.“We believe CellBounce is the most cost-effective...

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ADT maintains the safety of customers and employees

March 24, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Today, ADT provided an update on the measures it is taking to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. “As COVID-19 is testing our nation's resolve, it's also bringing out the best in many people and businesses, and this is especially true at ADT,” Jim DeVries, president and CEO, ADT said in the announcement. “I've seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion and commitment from our team members to support each other and help keep our customers safe. With the...

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Mission 500 announces awards for 2020

March 20, 2020SSN Staff

MIAMI—Non-profit, charitable organization that engages security professionals to assist families in crisis across the U.S., Mission 500, announced the winners of its annual Humanitarian Award—George Fletcher, president, DMF Consulting and its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award—ADT.“Every year Mission 500 recognizes an individual and corporate entity for its outstanding contributions towards the betterment of society and mankind,” Ken Gould, chairman of the Mission...

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