BOCA RATON, Fla., July 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADT, a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, today announced the expansion of its partnership with Ring, inventor of the smart doorbell, reinforcing its leadership position in the Smart Security space. Beginning today, new ADT customers across the country can purchase the Ring™ Video Doorbell from ADT and benefit from ADT’s professional installation, service and support, including the ability to incorporate the Ring Video Doorbell as part of their ADT Pulse® smart home security system. Current ADT Pulse customers who already own a Ring Video Doorbell, or purchase one from a select retail location, can also incorporate the product within their Pulse system through self-install.
Ring, a Wi-Fi connected, HD video doorbell, enables customers to monitor their front doors from anywhere via the free Ring app (iOS, Android, Windows 10). It is common for burglars to first knock and/or ring the doorbell to see if someone is home before breaking in. With Ring, homeowners can see and speak with whoever is at their door, giving potential intruders the impression they are home, even when they are not. If a visitor does not physically press Ring’s button, built-in motion sensors detect movement, trigger instant mobile alerts and initiate HD video recording.
Now, with ADT Pulse integration, subscribers can make their homes even more secure by locking the door, turning on the lights, and activating their ADT security system directly within the Ring app, all while seeing who is at the door. By connecting the features of both Ring and ADT Pulse, customers can extend the capabilities of their technology to create an even smarter, safer home and add convenience to everyday tasks.
“By combining the power and security of ADT with the control and convenience of a Ring Video Doorbell, customers can get the ultimate in front door protection,” said ADT Chief Innovation Officer Arthur Orduña. “ADT continues to build out its security and home automation ecosystem through strategic partnerships with best-in-class smart home solutions like Ring, and more integrations are on the horizon.”
“Ring and ADT share the same mission of reducing crime in neighborhoods. By integrating Ring within ADT Pulse, we are providing customers with a level of security that simply cannot be matched,” added Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor, CEO, and Founder of Ring.
Expanding Our APIs to Encourage Future Integrations
Today’s announcement that the Ring Video Doorbell has integrated within ADT’s Pulse ecosystem is further proof of the company’s plan to continue to open its Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to enable best-in-class smart home integrations.
Later this year, ADT will be expanding the ADT Pulse Developer Program to encourage innovative Internet of Things (IoT) companies to develop their products with the ADT Pulse experience in mind. As a result of this program, ADT customers will benefit from the ability to use some of their favorite smart home devices integrated within the ADT Pulse platform – ensuring a single user experience that’s not only smart, but also secure.
For more information, visit www.adt.com/home-automation/door-alarms.
ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT's broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT helps provide peace of mind to nearly seven million customers, and it employs approximately 17,000 people at 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com.
Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods and empower consumers by creating a “ring” of security around homes and communities. Named one of USA Today’s Top 10 Tech Innovations of 2015, the RingTM Video Doorbell offers a unique security solution that enables homeowners to keep an eye on and protect their homes from anywhere. While Ring Video Doorbell and the new, soon-to-be HomeKit-enabled RingTM Video Doorbell Pro create a ring of security around users’ front doors, the company’s wire-free, outdoor security camera, Stick Up Cam, extends that ring to secure the entire home. With these products, Ring has created the neighborhood watch for the digital age and continues to prevent burglaries and keep homes around the world safe. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.