Beginning this year, many of the U.S.’ largest wireless carriers will cease to operate their 3G networks and transition to LTE—this is also referred to as the 3G sunset. Why does this matter? Millions of consumers depend on 3G wireless connected devices, and when wireless carriers shut off this
ADT has been the leader in home security innovation since our company’s founding, and we continue that proud tradition today, more than at any time in our industry’s evolution. Today, ADT is employing technology like machine learning (ML) to help connect and protect our customers in more secure and helpful ways than ever before.
We spoke with Don Young, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ADT, ahead of his executive Q&A on Aug. 18 at Parks Associates Connections-US virtual conference to get his insight on the state of the smart home security market. Don recently was named ADT’s Chief Operating Officer after serving as EVP and Chief Information Officer of ADT.
Two miles away from ADT’s U.S. headquarters, tucked away in a one-story building – unremarkable among dozens of others in this Boca Raton, Fla., commercial office park – is the operation colloquially known among ADT’ers as the “ADT Engineering Lab.” The name on its door, at suite 10, says something different. The ADT Engineering Technology Center is one of those places most new hires at the Boca Raton, Fla.-based smart home security company hear about, but when asked, few will say they’ve ever been there. It took me two years to get my invite, the result of several months of cajoling Mark Reimer, ADT’s VP of Product Engineering, into letting me come visit.
For a fifth year in a row, ADT was named the #1 Smart Home Security Provider by research firm Strategy Analytics. ADT remained the largest provider with nearly 3.2 million interactive subscribers at the end of 2020, accounting for 20 percent of the U.S. interactive security market. ADT continues to protect and connect more customers with industry-leading solutions that make people’s lives safer and simple – at home, work and on the go.