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ADT appoints Sigal Zarmi to company’s board of directors

April 6, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. —ADT Inc., a leading provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, announced the appointment of Sigal Zarmi to the company’s board of directors as an additional independent director. “We are pleased to welcome Sigal to our board of directors,” said Marc Becker, ADT chairman of the board. “Her extensive experience in technology and transformation will be a tremendous asset...

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ADT issues statement on Vivint lawsuit

March 4, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT issued an official response to the recent news that Vivint Smart Home has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against them in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. ADT told Security Systems News, “On Feb. 25, 2021, Vivint, Inc. filed a complaint against ADT Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division, claiming that ADT has infringed certain of Vivint’s patents. ADT believes the claims asserted by...

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Vivint sues ADT for patent infringement

March 2, 2021SSN Staff

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home, Inc., a North American-based smart home company, announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ADT in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. In the complaint, Vivint asserts that ADT infringes six of Vivint’s U.S. patents related to security and smart home technology. As a provider of smart home technology, Vivint has more than 300 issued patents related to its proprietary technology. The company is seeking damages...

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ADT reports increases in RMR, subscribers in Q4

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ADT reports increases in RMR, subscribers in Q4

February 26, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT reported results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020, highlighted by U.S. Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR) additions up 15 percent, as well as continued growth for its net subscribers for both Q4 and full year. “ADT once again delivered strong financial and operating results during the fourth quarter. We maintained our record low revenue payback, while growing our RMR additions by double digits and increasing our net subscribers,” ADT’s President...

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ADT, DISH Network announce smart home security partnership

February 23, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla., and ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — ADT Inc. and DISH Network Corporation announced a partnership whereby DISH will begin marketing, sales and installation services for ADT smart home security products. DISH is a connectivity company with more than 20 million subscribers across its pay-TV and wireless brands. DISH customers will receive access to ADT products and services sold and installed by DISH’s nationwide network of smart home professionals. OnTech Smart Services, a subsidiary...

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ADT partners with home insurance group Hippo

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ADT partners with home insurance group Hippo

February 19, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced a partnership with the home insurance group Hippo, which works with homeowners across 32 states, to offer ADT’s professional monitoring and installation services to new Hippo customers and extends Hippo’s smart home insurance discounts to ADT customers  The alignment of the two companies’ services — ADT’s connected protection system with professional smart home monitoring and Hippo’s digitally native home insurance policies...

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ADT reaches 1 million customers on its smart home platform

February 16, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced that its smart home security platform, ADT Command & Control, surpassed 1 million installations this month, a milestone that was achieved less than two years after Command & Control’s nationwide introduction in 2019 as the successor to ADT Pulse smart home security system. More than 3 million ADT customers now enjoy the convenience and peace of mind provided by an ADT interactive smart home security system. ADT Command integrates security with...

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ADT acquires assets from and partners with Ackerman Security

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ADT acquires assets from and partners with Ackerman Security

February 10, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. and ATLANTA—ADT announced that it has acquired assets from Atlanta-based Ackerman Security Systems, which will join the ADT Authorized Dealer Program and will sell and install ADT smart home security services to its new customers. Ackerman Security joins more than 200 independently owned and operated ADT Authorized Dealers and expands ADT’s reach in Georgia, Virginia and Maryland. “As we are preparing to roll out our next generation of...

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ADT and Branch Insurance partnering

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ADT and Branch Insurance partnering

January 26, 2021SSN Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Branch Insurance announced a strategic partnership with ADT to offer ADT home security customers discounts on their home and car insurance. This collaborative effort blends ADT's professional monitoring service for intrusion, smoke, carbon monoxide and flood detection with Branch's instant-pricing model to create “quicker, easier and more affordable insurance for those who protect their home with ADT,” Branch said, noting that customers who protect their...

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Former ADT tech pleads guilty to hacking home security footage

January 25, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—A former ADT home security technician has pleaded guilty to repeatedly hacking into customers’ video feeds, according to Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District Prerak Shah. “This defendant, entrusted with safeguarding customers’ homes, instead intruded on their most intimate moments,” said Shah. “We are glad to hold him accountable for this disgusting betrayal of trust.” Telesforo Aviles, a 35-year-old former ADT employee, pleaded guilty...

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