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ADT Enables Security Monitoring Over FirstNet, Dedicated Public-Safety Communications Platform

ADT alarm signals can be relayed within a network designed specifically for public safety, enabling an enhanced communications with first responders.


ADT Enables Security Monitoring Over FirstNet, Dedicated Public-Safety Communications Platform
ADT says it will offer the first alarm panels that communicate with emergency responders directly through FirstNet, a nationwide network dedicated to public safety.
CE Pro Editors · February 21, 2019

BOCA RATON, FL – ADT (NYSE: ADT), a leading provider of monitored security and  interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and  Canada, today announced that the Company will be the first home security  provider to offer an enhanced communications experience via FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated, nationwide communications  platform.

FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public-private  partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) –  an independent agency within the federal government. It’s designed for first  responders and those critical to their emergency response. Covering over 99% of  the U.S. population, FirstNet provides the public safety community with a reliable  and highly secure connection to the critical information they need to respond  to incidents.

“ADT continues to focus on helping protect  our customers’ homes and businesses, and this new collaboration exemplifies how  we prioritize innovation to provide the most comprehensive solutions to our  customers,” said Don Young, Chief Information Officer and EVP of Field  Operations, ADT. “ADT  Command-monitored security system signals will be relayed within a network  designed specifically for public safety – enabling an  enhanced communications experience when help from first responders is needed  most.”

ADT expects to have FirstNet Ready alarm  panels available by the second half of this year. By integrating FirstNet service into ADT Command alarm panels, alerts sent from ADT-monitored  customers to ADT’s Emergency Operations Center will pass through the FirstNet  network core.   

Built from the ground up to give public  safety users their own separate, nationwide broadband platform, the FirstNet  network core is the only physically separate public safety core dedicated  entirely to public safety in America. This physically separate architecture  means that FirstNet traffic – including alerts from ADT-monitored customers –  isn’t comingled with non-public safety traffic. This prevents public safety  from having to compete with commercial users for resources while also providing  unique security capabilities for public safety’s sensitive communications.

Even  in the wake of natural disasters or emergencies, where there would typically be  an increased level of congestion on the network, ADT-monitored customers can  have peace of mind knowing their alerts are being routed through FirstNet.

“FirstNet is bringing public safety a  level of connectivity and advanced capability that’s helping to transform the  role communications plays in their emergency response,” said Chris Sambar,  senior vice president, FirstNet at AT&T.“By adding emergency alerts from ADT-monitored security systems to the  FirstNet ecosystem, we are helping first responders get the critical  information they need to respond to an incident as it’s happening.”

For more information about ADT, visit www.adt.com, or for additional information about  the value FirstNet is bringing to public safety, check out FirstNet.com.



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