ADT Security Services, the provider of electronic security systems, announced a partnership with iControl Networks for development of a interactive services solution which could revolutionize the way homes and businesses are protected and managed.
The agreement incorporates iControl's next-generation platform into ADT's monitoring network to provide ADT home and business customers with life safety, lifestyle and productivity service enhancements planned for later this year. "ADT customers will soon be able to remotely control their security systems and much more," said Don Boerema, ADT's Chief Marketing Officer. "In an office, while on vacation or from virtually anywhere in the world where there's access to the Internet, users can conveniently manage their homes or businesses, saving time and money."
ADT's personalized solution integrates security, energy and lighting control, live video, event-driven video clips, pictures and a host of other functions. Through an easy-to-use, personalized Web site or a Web-enabled mobile phone or PDA, ADT customers will have remote control and access of their expanded ADT security system.
The new solution will be easily upgradeable to many of ADT's four million-plus customers and millions of other potential clients throughout North America. "Interactivity will help propel the way homes and businesses are secured and managed," said Tricia Parks, CEO of Parks Associates, a market research and consulting firm focused on emerging consumer technology and services. "This trend will drive incremental growth in the industry and provide security companies a platform to offer a variety of new services in the future."