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ADT Enters DHS Mentor – Protégé Program with SecureXperts

November 9, 2010 at 5:14 PM EST

Largest Electronic Security Services Company to Support DHS Small Business Initiative  

BOCA RATON, Fla. – November 9, 2010 – ADT Security Services, the world’s largest provider of electronic security services, announced today that it has received U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approval for a Mentor-Protégé relationship with SecureXperts, headquartered in Smyrna, Ga.

Mentor-Protégé programs in the federal government help small businesses compete for contract awards by partnering with larger companies. DHS approved the Mentor-Protégé agreement between ADT, which has been DHS SAFETY Act certified since 2007, and SecureXperts for mutually beneficial contracting opportunities across various DHS agencies. The two companies have already begun collaborating on several business opportunities in the government arena.

“The DHS Mentor-Protégé distinction signifies an important milestone in the growth and development of our relationship with SecureXperts,” said John Gaydos, vice president of ADT Federal Systems. “Combining ADT’s size and experience with the technologies and expertise of SecureXperts can result in enhanced offerings to the customer in DHS, Department of Defense (DOD), intelligence community and other organizations that protect our nation.”

Under terms of the agreement, ADT will provide business management guidance to SecureXperts, which is a minority-owned small business. SecureXperts will continue providing ADT with IT information security/cyber security; secure encrypted video surveillance applications, identity management and Public Key Infrastructure PKI integrated solutions and services.

Darnell Washington, president and chief executive officer of SecureXperts said, “SecureXperts has built a solid relationship with ADT and sees synergies with both our companies that can extend beyond the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to other markets such as education, healthcare, federal, state and local governments, commercial/industrial and potentially even residential applications.”

The Mentor-Protégé program is designed to motivate and encourage large- business prime contractor firms to provide mutually beneficial development assistance to small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses and women- owned small businesses.

About ADT Federal Systems
ADT Federal Systems has over 50 years of trusted experience serving the federal government, including hundreds of Department of Defense facilities nationwide, as well as the majority of country’s largest international airports. ADT Federal Systems is part of ADT Commercial, a Tyco International business and one of the world’s largest electronic security providers. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., ADT employs more than 26,000 people at over 350 locations in the U.S. and Canada. With eight fully redundant monitoring centers, functioning 24/7, ADT acts on 71,000 alarm signals each day, providing peace-of-mind protection to 6.8 million customers. Additional information is available at

About SecureXperts
SecureXperts is a privately owned, vendor neutral information security firm established in February 2001 specializing in providing comprehensive integrated voice, video and data security solutions that carefully align business requirements with proven, cost- effective structured security techniques and practices. Additional information is available at

Ann Lindstrom
ADT Security Services