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ADT Security Services, originally American District Telegraph now also known as ADT Fire and Security or simply ADT is a division of Tyco International and a major worldwide supplier of electronic security systems, fire alarm systems, communication systems, and integrated building management systems. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... For other uses, see Point of view (literature). ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Tyco International Ltd. ... For other uses, see Security (disambiguation). ... A Wheelock MT-24-LSM fire alarm horn and strobe. ... Building Management System (BMS) is a computer software program, usually configured in a hierarchical manner, to control, monitor and manage all the equipment installed in the building. ...

ADT Fire & Security.
Type
Founded 1874, acquired by Tyco 1997
Headquarters Boca Raton, Florida
Industry Fire detection, Fire suppression, Security systems, Communication systems
Website [1]
Tyco Fire & Security headquarters in Boca Raton (also home to ADT)
Tyco Fire & Security headquarters in Boca Raton (also home to ADT)

Contents

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Company overview

ADT is a leading provider of burglar and fire alarms, access control, and video surveillance systems.


With over 20 million customers nationwide (US) ADT has grown, mostly through the acquisition of other companies, to become the largest security company in the United States. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...


It was founded in 1874 by Robert Roebling Clowry, an ancestor of the great Irish war hero Michael Collins. Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other persons named Michael Collins, see Michael Collins (disambiguation). ...


Products and services

  • Home security
  • Fire detection
  • Public address and voice alarm (PA/VA)
  • Fixed fire extinguishing and suppression systems
  • Access control systems
  • CCTV (Close Circuit Television)
  • Care communications (Nurse call, disabled refuge and toilet alarms, lone worker protection, staff attack alert systems)
  • Electronic article surveillance (Commonly known as tagging)
  • Building management systems
  • 24 hour alarm Monitoring
  • Security systems service and maintenance

ADT UK has also a specialist vehicle division tasked to create and maintain CCTV and riot control vehicles for police forces around the country.


The Americas

ADT has branches covering the United States, Canada and Latin America. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Europe

ADT has branches in at least 19 countries in Europe. ADT UK and Ireland has 41 branches employing around 6000 people. ADT Europe has annual gross revenues of at least £800 million. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Africa

ADT has one branch in South Africa.


Asia

ADT has branches in at least 7 countries in Asia. For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


Australia

ADT has branches in Australia and New Zealand. They have the contract for maintaining Cityrail's CCTV system[2]


About ADT systems

ADT's main service is the installation and monitoring of alarm systems, whereby one of their Customer Monitoring Centers (CMC) receives electronic signals from an alarm system when an alarm event is triggered, such as in the case of an intrusion, fire, carbon monoxide presence or manual depression of a holdup/duress button. A live monitoring specialist examines the data received from the alarm system and determines the type of response the alarm signal warrants. Depending on the type of alarm, the monitoring specialist will promptly attempt to contact the location via telephone to investigate further and determine if the signal is a false alarm. If necessary, the monitoring specialist can notify the local police, fire, EMS, or other emergency services department and/or an authorized security response service of the alarm status and the event address. ADT maintains seven Customer Monitoring Centers in North America.


Most consumers believe their ADT system is manufactured by ADT; however for accuracy, ADT security systems are generally manufactured by Ademco (a product of Honeywell International), GE, ITI (both products of GE Security), or DSC (a product of Tyco International). Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is a major American multinational corporation that produces electronic control systems and automation equipment. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Tyco International Ltd. ...


About ADT Authorized Dealer Group

ADT Security also has an Authorized Dealer group. Like ADT corporate, Authorized Dealers offer ADT corporate approved equipment which is monitored and serviced by ADT corporate.The hardware is generally not the same equipment as what is purchased from ADT corporate themselves. ADT Dealers offer a basic system for free, and charges for connection whereas ADT corporate sells equipment, charges for the equipment but not for connection. Detached homes, lower to middle end residences and small applications like apartment buildings and condos sometimes will benefit from Authorized Dealer purchases.


The agreements are typically a lease, with generally longer terms and associated costs in comparison to purchasing a system from ADT themselves.


ADT authorized dealers are NOT ADT corporate installed, only monitored and serviced by such after the original agreement expires.


ADT dealers usually install different hardware than ADT corporate. Such devices as well as paperwork is clearly labelled ADT authorized dealer, however it has been known that some dealers misrepresent themselves or the equipment as ADT genuine.


History

All text in this section is based on ADT sales literature, while accurate, may not be totally impartial. Impartiality is a principle of justice holding that decisions should be based on objective criteria, rather then on the basis of bias, prejudice, or preferring the benefit to one person over another for improper reasons. ...


1874

In America in the 1800s there were many small telegraph delivery companies, in 1887, 57 district telegraph delivery companies affiliated and became "American District Telegraph". For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Year 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far away and grapho = write) is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ...


1890s

With the advent of advanced call boxes and multi-signal electric protection systems in the early 1890s, ADT gained a solid reputation in security protections.


1899

With the increase in telephone usage in the late 1800s ADTs messenger business slowly declined in popularity. ADT tried branching out and developing their signalling business while still maintaining their telegraph business as primary income source. Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far away and grapho = write) is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ...


1901

ADT incorporated into Western Union. Many developments were made this year in the now primary field of signalling. ADT separated its messenger business from its main signalling business. This was the beginning of the end for the old ADT company. Western Union (NYSE: WU) is a financial services and communications company based in the United States. ...


1909

Western Union (and ADT) came under the control of AT&T. Western Union (NYSE: WU) is a financial services and communications company based in the United States. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ...


1910-1930

As technology improved and new ideas came into practice, ADT grew its business into new areas like fire alarms and burglar alarms. A Wheelock MT-24-LSM fire alarm horn and strobe. ... Burglar (or intrusion), fire and safety alarms are found in electronic form today. ...


1930-1950

With the Great Depression and World War II and the increased industrialisation they brought, security became more important to businesses. ADT grew and capitalised on this new age. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A factory in Ilmenau (Germany) around 1860 Industrialisation (also spelt Industrialization) or an Industrial Revolution is a process of social and economic change whereby a human group is transformed from a pre-industrial society (an economy where the amount of capital accumulated per capita is low) to an industrial one...


1960-1970

ADT becomes a publicly owned company. In 1964 ADT a division of the Grinell Company was found to be a monopoly in restraint of Trade. It was showen to provide almost 80% of the central station alarm service in the United States. In some cities such NYC, Memphis Tenn. etc. they were the sole provider of central station alarm service. They were also found to have forced out of business competitors by lowering prices below cost. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


They would charge national accounts very low prices in cities with competitors, and much higher prices, where no competition was available.


ADT was forced to adopt a national price list, which could not be varied from. To help establish Central Station Competitors in cities which had none, and to pay fines and triple damages to the Federal Government, National Customers, and local Competitors.


1980-1990

In the late 1980s ADT shareholders agreed to change the corporate name from American District Telegraph to simply ADT, Inc. By the mid 1990s ADT surpassed the 1 million customer milestone. A Spanish kilometre stone A milestone on the Boston Post Road in Harvard Square, Massachusetts, USA Slate milestone near Bangor, Wales A milestone or kilometre sign is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in...


1997

ADT was purchased by Tyco. This was, in fact, a corporate takeover of Tyco by ADT, thus allowing the Bermuda tax status. Tyco International Ltd. ... A takeover in business refers to one company (the acquirer) purchasing another (the target). ...


2000-Present

ADT currently has branches in 30 different countries, with over 20,000 employees.


In 2002, three Tyco execs were indicted for fraud. Tyco is the parent company of ADT.[3] Tyco has been used as the name for a number of distinct companies: Tyco International is a Bermuda-based conglomerate. ...


ADT had gross revenue of US$7.2 billion in 2006.


In 2006, ADT created the Custom Home Services Division.


See also

Tyco International Ltd. ...

External links

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