Building on New Alliances with LG Electronics and Nest, Vision Key to ADT’s Growth in ‘Smart Security’ Market
BOCA RATON, Fla.--The ADT Corporation (NYSE:ADT), a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, today unveiled a series of innovative partnerships and new product and platform enhancements aimed at delivering advanced solutions to its residential and business customer base.
Driven by President and Chief Executive Officer Naren Gursahaney's mission to "put the customer at the center of everything we do" and "secure the connected world," these announcements include: A new alliance with global consumer electronics leader LG Electronics to deliver a groundbreaking "All-In-One" smart security product, coupled with ADT security services; and a partnership with Nest to integrate its acclaimed Nest Learning Thermostat into ADT's Pulse® ecosystem. Both are made possible through ADT's ongoing investments in its technology and innovation platforms.
As broadband adoption continues to grow, there is a greater push for leveraging home automation within both the consumer and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) segments. ADT's market leadership in home and business security makes it an attractive and highly sought-after partner for a broad range of leading technology companies. With innovative new user experiences driven by its platform, ADT can now address traditional monitored security, while also adding new smart security solutions for residential and business customers - empowering users to be in greater control of that which they value most.
ADT Joins Forces with LG Electronics
In a first for the company, ADT will deliver the "Smart Security" system as an all-in-one security and home automation solution via its collaboration with LG Electronics, the $56-billion global leader in consumer electronics and technology innovation.
Planned for introduction later this year, the LG Smart Security product combines secure ADT professional monitoring and video hosting with a security camera gateway solution. This will serve the growing segment of consumers demanding best-in-class professional security monitoring, coupled with an intuitive, premium product.
LG's compact plug-and-play smart security device offers users the flexibility to monitor home conditions remotely and add the ADT service for additional protection. Building on LG advancements in the IoT, the device can also serve as a central hub for the Smart Home, enabling users to connect seamlessly to peripheral devices and control them through one centralized mobile app.
"As LG smart technologies help drive the IoT, we see home security and professional monitoring as the connective tissue tying together the smart home," said Byung-hoon Min, LG Senior Vice President and Head of its Convergence Audio-Video business. "By collaborating with a leader like ADT to create a unique connected home security product, we will deliver best-in-class product innovations and services to consumers."
Nest Learning Thermostat Coming to ADT
To further expand the offerings around its Pulse home security and automation platform, ADT also announced today a product integration with Nest. Launching this summer, the integration will be another example of ADT's continued desire to open up its ecosystem, paving the way for future opportunities.
Gursahaney said, "We believe that bringing LG and Nest into our ecosystem allows ADT to help define the future of home and business security and automation for the millions of customers who rely on our people and systems every day. We see the discipline of Smart Security emerging with ADT leading it - bringing together best-in-class professional monitoring with a curation of premier partners for innovative new solutions. With the continued demand of consumers to leverage automation, we see this as a winning strategy."
New Mobile App Provides Enhancements to ADT's Pulse Platform
ADT also announced new enhancements to its Pulse platform that enable more rapid application development, integration, and support of third parties, their services and devices. The enhancements will allow for greater focus and continuous improvements to the Pulse user experience on mobile, tablet and other web-enabled devices.
Based on new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and technologies developed by ADT, the Pulse platform is now an open standards-based framework for the secure connected world. ADT continues to work with previously announced and new partners, such as Ford Sync, Intel Security, iControl Networks, Life360, IF (formerly IFTTT) and Nest.
ADT's new Pulse mobile application, which is scheduled to be released in summer 2015, is an example of the enhanced Pulse platform's capabilities. Integrating features, including voice authentication and control, into a sleek and stylish new design and navigation scheme, the new Pulse mobile app raises the bar on the mobile user experience for home security and automation.
The ADT Corporation (NYSE:ADT) is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and 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 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 17,500 people at 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com.