Life Safety and Lifestyle Management Offering Controls Lighting, Thermostats, Cameras and Appliances from any Internet-Connected Device, Anywhere in the World2011 International Builders' Show
BOCA RATON, Fla.-- ADT Security Services, the world’s largest provider of electronic security services, recently demonstrated the integration of ADT Pulse within the KB Home GreenHouse™, a net-zero energy home designed to produce more energy than it consumes. ADT Pulse makes it possible for anyone with an internet-connected smart phone or computer to remotely access and control not only a home security system, but also lights, thermostats, video cameras and other appliances, all in real-time. The ADT Pulse/KB Home GreenHouse demonstration was on display for home builders at the recent NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida.
Launched in October 2010 and currently available to customers throughout North America, ADT Pulse is an interactive smart home automation system that goes beyond traditional home security to provide a new level of control, accessibility and connection with the home. Customers currently using ADT Pulse have already reported substantial savings in monthly energy costs by having the ability to remotely view and control lighting, appliances and thermostats.
“ADT Pulse is like a Swiss Army knife. To be able to control home devices from one unit is amazing,” said Sarah Dusto, an energy-conscious Texas homeowner who credits ADT Pulse for helping save up to 30 percent on her monthly utility bill. “I was easily able to save just by being armed with the ability to set timers on lights and control energy usage.”
ADT Pulse helps makes the “smart home” more affordable. Smart home offerings were previously only available in expensive home automation systems or as less sophisticated do-it-yourself packages. In addition to lifestyle and energy management, ADT Pulse’s security services allow some customers to receive discounts on their home owners’ insurance. ADT Pulse’s unique combination of services can be customized to help meet specific needs, with alerts and accessibility to help homeowners stay in touch with what matters most. ADT Pulse is supported by the biggest network of home security sales and service personnel in the country as well as mammoth monitoring from eight fully redundant and interconnected centers in the U.S. and Canada which handle over 33 million alarm signals each year.
“ADT Pulse has ushered in a whole new generation of smart home automation services, giving people protection while enabling greater control of the home,” said Lewis Long, vice president of residential and small business marketing at ADT. “By integrating ADT Pulse, home builders can add value for future residents who want more functionality from their home.”
About ADT Security Services
ADT Security Services, a Tyco International company, is the world’s largest electronic security company. In North America, ADT helps provide peace of mind protection to over six million residential, commercial and government customers. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT employs 26,000 people at over 350 locations in the U.S. and Canada. More information is available at www.adt.com.