14 ADT Security Facts You
ADT provides security for homes and
businesses, but there is so much more to
them than just that. For over a century,
ADT has provided its customers with
high-quality customer service, making
them the number one security provider.
Check out these ADT facts to get the full
picture of ADT.
1. Founded More Than 100 Years Ago
ADT was founded in 1874 as American
District Telegraph in Baltimore, MD. Back
then, they were a telegraph company,
delivering fast messages for its
customers. It wasn’t until the 1940s that
ADT really began focusing on providing
home security, including their Teletherm
automatic fire detection system,
Telewave automatic intrusion system and
ultrasonic burglar alarm.
2. Protects Commercial Customers
Over 500,000 commercial customers are
protected by ADT, including 65 percent of
the largest financial institutions, schools,
airports, government facilities and global
3. Trusted by Law Enforcement
When law enforcement needs additional
documentation to prosecute criminals,
they turn to ADT for any relevant and
necessary paperwork, showing that even
the law trusts and respects ADT. They
even work with about 38,000 law,
medical and fire agencies.
4. Saves Pets Lives
ADT provides window clings and monitoring
for family pets, so rescue providers are
aware of these family friends. An estimated
500,000 pets are affected by home fires
every year, but ADT helps to lower those
5. Constant Monitoring
ADT monitors homes 24/7, but how do they
do this? They do it with eight Customer
Monitoring Centers in the United States and
Canada and thousands of operators.
6. Over One Billion Calls
Since ADT started focusing on security in
1940, they have processed over one
billion calls in their customer monitoring
7. ADT Works
ADT is number one for a reason: it
works. Each day, ADT responds to
90,000 alarm signals. That’s 33 million
alarm signals a year.
8. Provides Total Protection
ADT offers a full-range of protection for
home and office, including burglary
protection, video surveillance, home
automation, fire monitoring, carbon
monoxide and flood protection.
9. ADT Pulse Offers Remote Security
ADT Pulse provides security protection on
mobile phone through email and text
alerts. Through ADT Pulse, customers are
alerted of potential threats and can
monitor their home even when they are
10. Covers Insurance Deductible
ADT stands behind their product, but if a
burglary does occur while the system is
armed, ADT covers the home owner’s
insurance deductible up to $500,
relieving some of the stress associated
with a home burglary.
11. Low Price for Security
After the initial installation, ADT’s fee for
home monitoring is relatively low, with
some packages as low as about $1 a day.
That’s a small price to pay for 24/7
monitoring 365 days a year.
12. 100 Percent Discount on Moving
When customers move, ADT moves with
them, providing free installation of a new
alarm system in the new location. This is
for both residential and business
13. ADT Cares
ADT’s Always Cares program provides
volunteer events to help local causes.
The two main groups this program
focuses on are local heroes, such as
firefighters, police and paramedics, and
vulnerable populations, such as less
ADT has extensive experience and
history with home and business
protection. They provide many services
to keep homes and buildings secure.
They started with the telegraph, and
even though they now focus on security,
they are still about communication and
bringing people together.
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