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ADT and Google partner with plans to dominate smart home

August 4, 2020Paul Ragusa

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 acquires Defenders, its largest independent dealer

January 7, 2020SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced this week that it has acquired Defenders, its largest independent dealer and only Authorized Premier Provider, for a purchase price of approximately $381 million.As part of the transaction, Defenders founder David P. Lindsey and Jessica A. Lindsey received approximately 16.3 million shares of ADT common stock for 100 percent of their ownership in Defenders, while the remaining $260 million of consideration was paid in cash to retire existing Defenders debt, fund...

ADT, David Lindsey, DEFENDERS, Jim Boyce, Jim DeVries

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DEFENDERS announces executive changes

August 15, 2018SSN Staff

INDIANAPOLIS—DEFENDERS, a provider of residential security and smart home solutions, recently announced two executive promotions. Robert Freeman has been named chief operating officer, and Bart Shroyer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer.As COO, Robert Freeman now leads DEFENDERS' Sales, Field Services, and Customer Experience organizations. He ensures these teams are properly focused and working closely together to deliver on DEFENDERS' operational, financial...

Bart Shroyer, DEFENDERS, Jim Boyce, Robert Freeman

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DEFENDERS hits 1.5 million customer mark

October 19, 2016Spencer Ives

INDIANAPOLIS—DEFENDERS, the largest ADT dealer, announced in early October that it has now protected more than 1.5 million customers.“Foundationally, it's the DEFENDERS culture that is key to how we got here, and it's key to how we'll succeed in the future,” DEFENDERS president and CEO Jim Boyce told Security Systems News. Principally, he said that the company emphasizes one point to all of its employees: that they should “work harder on themselves than they do on their job.”DEFENDERS'...


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Defender's Boyce promoted to CEO

January 28, 2015Amy Canfield

INDIANAPOLIS—Jim Boyce has been promoted from president to president and CEO of Defender, a provider of residential security and home automation services and the largest ADT dealer in the country.Defender's founder and former CEO, David P. Lindsey, will now serve as chairman of the board.Boyce told Security Systems News he will focus on the company's continued growth, working off the momentum from last year when it serviced 200,000 accounts. He also will work to keep up and expand the company's...

ADT, David P. Lindsey, Defender, Jim Boyce

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DEFENDER differentiated by ADT

July 9, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

INDIANAPOLIS—DEFENDER Direct has long been ADT's top dealer. Now DEFENDER and ADT have formed a new partnership in which they'll be collaborating on new initiatives.DEFENDER, based here, has a new title—ADT Authorized Premier Provider—and is the first dealer to be awarded that designation, according to ADT.“DEFENDER's role as an Authorized Premier Provider will open doors for our two organizations to work closely together on some exciting initiatives,” Cheryl Stopnick,...

ADT, Cheryl Stopnick, Defender, interactive services, Jim Boyce, Physical Security

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Leading ADT dealer has new president

June 16, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

In 2013, there was a restructuring at the top of DEFENDER Direct, with CEO and president Marcia Barnes exiting and company founder David Lindsey stepping in to take her place. Now, the company announced today, it has a new president, and it's a promotion from within. Lindsey is passing the mantle of president to Jim Boyce, the company's chief operating officer for almost three years. Boyce will also retain his COO title. His leadership has helped the Indianapolis-based company to grow dramatically,...

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Defender has new CEO; predicts strong growth in 2012

April 18, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

INDIANAPOLIS—Defender Direct, the country's leading ADT dealer, announced this month that it has restructured its executive team and has a new CEO.The company, which generates more than 100,000 accounts annually, expects record growth in 2012, according to the new CEO and president, Marcia Barnes.Barnes replaced founder David Lindsey, who has stepped down as CEO to concentrate on philanthropic work and is now chief missions officer of Defender, which is based here. Lindsey founded the company...

ADT, Bob Tucker, David Lindsey, Defender Direct, Jim Boyce, Mark Nazarenus, Security Systems News (SSN)

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