About ADT Security & ADT Home Alarm Systems & Services
You may have heard of ADT Home Security Services, but choosing a company that is going to protect your home and family is nothing you leave to chance. You want to know more. The information below has been compiled to help you find more information on this home security service provider.

A little History

1901 In 1901, ADT was incorporated as a subsidiary of Western Union. Still, since each of ADT's 57 district companies had developed independently, the many offices of the security company operated at a variety of levels, with different systems, equipment, and operating practices.

To begin to correct these incompatibilities, ADT separated its messenger services from the signal business. It was the signal operations that were to eventually become the ADT we know today.

1909In 1909, Western Union (and ADT) came under the control of AT&T, whose company policies and organization changed the ADT organization. In 1910, AT&T President Theodore N. Vail took the reins at AT&T, and as a result, ADT concentrated fully on the signal business.

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1910-1930 In a very short time, ADT became synonymous with emergency call systems, making important additions to its respected line of burglar, holdup and fire alarm systems. Technical advancements contributed heavily to company growth, and by the late 1930s, ADT was a leader in its field.

Post-war 1969 As ADT began to turn its attention toward an international market, in 1969 it became a publicly owned company with its stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Early 1970s Newer, faster technology was the watchword of the seventies, which ushered in the company's first solid-state device and the installation of the first large, two-way multiplex proprietary systems. This was followed by the first ADT automated Central Station - a direct forerunner of today's highly sophisticated, integrated Customer Monitoring Centers network.

1974 ADT celebrated its 100th anniversary, and by that time, powerful micro-computer-based security systems had replaced the old telegraphic Call Boxes.

1980s With the unveiling of the Unimode fire system in 1980, to the first CentraScan computer-based proprietary security system, through the introduction of the Safewatch? residential systems, the eighties were ADT's decade of leveraging its technological edge to the fullest corporate advantage. It was also during the eighties that ADT inaugurated central station monitoring, which would become the backbone of its future success.

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1987 In 1987, ADT was purchased by the Hawley Group, Ltd., and renamed ADT Security Systems, Inc. The U.S. headquarters were relocated from New York City to Parsippany, N.J.

Early 1990s The nineties continued the technological breakthroughs of the eighties, with the introduction of such products and product lines as the groundbreaking wireless Safewatch? systems, including the Plus RF and the Custom RF models; the state-of-the-art integrated Focus? system line, and a variety of access control and closed circuit television (CCTV) products. Mid 1990s By the mid-1990s, ADT reached a high-water mark in its history by adding more than 180,000 new customers to surpass the one-million-customer milestone. And in 1996, the company changed its name to ADT Security Services, Inc., and relocated its headquarters from Parsippany, N.J. to Boca Raton, Florida.

1998 In early 1998, ADT, Ltd. was acquired by Tyco International Ltd. Today, ADT has residential and commercial coverage in about 230 major U.S. markets.

2000 and beyond Today, and in the future, ADT remains committed to providing peace of mind and unsurpassed customer service in the protection of your home, your business, and the government.

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ADT Security Systems are available the whole continental US: Alabama-AL Arizona-AZ Arkansas-AR California-CA Colorado-CO Connecticut-CT Delaware-DE District 0f Columbia-DC Georgia-GA Idaho-ID Illinois-IL Indiana-IN Iowa-IA Kansas-KS Kentucky-KY Tennessee-TN Louisiana-LA Maine-ME Maryland-MD Massachusetts-MA Mew Mexico-NM Michigan-MI Minnesota-MN Mississippi-MS Missouri-MO Montana-MT NC Florida-FL Nebraska-NE Nevada-NV New Hampshire-NH New Jersey-NJ New York-NY North Carolina-NC North Dakota-ND Ohio-OH Oklahoma-OK Oregon-OR Pennsylvania-PA Rhode Island-RI South Carolina-SC South Dakota-SD Texas-TX Utah-UT Vermont-VT Virginia-VA Washington-WA West Virginia-WV Wisconsin-WI Wyoming-WY and New England

and most major cities: Albany Albuquerque Allentown Atlanta Austin Augusta Baltimore Baton Rouge Birmingham Bloomington Boise Boston Buffalo Charlotte Charleston Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Columbia Columbus Dallas Fort Worth Dayton Denver Des Moines Detroit El Paso Flint Fresno Grand Rapids Green Bay Greenville Harrisburg Hartford Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville Knoxville Lafayette Lancaster Lansing Las Vegas Lexington Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Ft. Lauderdale Milwaukee Minneapolis St. Paul Mobile Nashville New Orleans Norfolk Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland Portsmouth Providence Raleigh-Durham Reno Richmond Roanoke Rochester Sacramento Saginaw Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco San Jose Seattle Spokane St. Louis Syracuse Tampa Bay Toledo Tri-Cities Twin Cities Tucson Tulsa Wichita Wilkes-Barre Winston-Salem Worcester

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