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ADT Partners With Startup Accelerator “Plug and Play” to Help Redefine the Future of Security

March 15, 2018 at 4:30 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADT Inc. (NYSE:ADT), the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced an agreement with innovation platform Plug and Play Tech Center, connecting the security giant to the startup community in Silicon Valley.

This partnership marks another step in ADT’s continued journey to redefine the future of security by combining the expertise of North America’s largest monitored security and automation company with the vigor, innovation and entrepreneurialism of a startup culture.

“Our collaboration with Plug and Play is yet another example of how we are continuing to innovate beyond the traditional bounds of security and automation to stay ahead of the curve and in touch with consumer needs,” said Jay Darfler, Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets, ADT. “With access to hundreds of startups and developers out of Silicon Valley, we can have a positive impact on the future of our industry – and most importantly, the customer experience.”

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform based in the Silicon Valley, which will help match ADT with promising new businesses in the startup community. By working alongside these businesses, ADT can help fuel new discoveries that will drive the future of the security and automation industry.

“It is a great privilege to work with one of the best security companies in the world,” says Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play. “This partnership with ADT gives startups the opportunity to test their tech and innovation and work with ADT to bring collaborative ideas to market.  

About ADT
ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada, people on-the-go and their networks. Making security more accessible than ever before, and backed by 24/7 customer support, ADT is committed to providing superior customer service with a focus on speed and quality of responsiveness, helping customers feel more safe and empowered. ADT is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and employs more than 18,000 people in the United States and Canada.

About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 28 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 220 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit

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