The ADT Corporation – Company Overview

The ADT Corporation is a multinational provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and alarm monitoring services. It is based in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

With over six million residential and small business customers and over 400 authorized dealers, The ADT Corporation is the largest company of its kind in the US and Canada.

The business has been operating for over 140 years, it was originally founded in 1874 as “American District Telegraph”.

It is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘ADT’.

The ADT Corporation provides the following products/services:

Residential Security: Burglar Alarm Monitoring, Fire & Smoke Monitoring, Carbon Monoxide Monitoring, Flood & Temperature Monitoring, Panic Button, and Video.

Small Business Solutions: Intrusion Detection and Monitoring, Access Control Systems and Management, Video Surveillance, and Automated Business Control Tools.

ADT Pulse: 24/7 Life Safety Monitoring, Remote System Arm/Disarm, Lighting and Climate Control, Remote Video Monitoring & Video Clips, and Custom Notifications & Scheduled Events.

Home Health: ADR Personal Emergency Response System.


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  • CEO: Tim Whall
  • Industry: Security, Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Type: Public company
  • Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • NYSE stock symbol: ADT
  • S&P 500 Component
  • Founded: 1874
  • Company head office: 1501 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • Employees: 18,000 (2018)
  • 6 ADT operated fully redundant monitoring centers
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