Samsung Unveils ADT-Monitored DIY Security and Home … – Business Wire (press release)

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. & BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung,
a global leader in home automation, and ADT
LLC
, the leading home and business security provider, together
announce a new professionally monitored, self-installed life safety
solution powered by the SmartThings platform. With the intelligence and
connectivity of Samsung and the unmatched professional monitoring of
ADT, the Samsung SmartThings ADT home security system is the safest,
easiest, and most flexible DIY security and smart home solution
available for families today.

Consisting of a Home Security Starter Kit and Home Safety Expansion
Pack, the new solution from Samsung and ADT gives consumers the ability
to create a safe and secure home and grow their connected home ecosystem
as their needs evolve – all backed by ADT professional monitoring with
no long-term contract.

The product is available for pre-order starting today on BestBuy.com and
Samsung.com. On October 29, the product will be available in Best Buy
stores as well as BestBuy.com, Samsung.com and SmartThings.com.

“We know from research that home security and safety are top reasons why
consumers adopt smart home technology,” said Bill Lee, Vice President,
Smart Home Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America. “The
collaboration with ADT enables us to connect our Samsung SmartThings
ecosystem to the most trusted name in life safety so consumers have
peace of mind knowing that someone is ready to react to an incident at
home in just a moment’s notice.”

The basis for the new DIY system is the Home Security Starter Kit, which
includes the Security Hub, two Door and Window Detectors, and Motion
Detector. The system size can be expanded with additional sensors as
needed, including fire, carbon monoxide and water detection with the
addition of the Home Safety Expansion Pack. The ADT Security Hub
touchscreen panel also works as a SmartThings Hub so users can control
and monitor hundreds of third party smart devices, like door locks and
doorbells, thermostats, lightbulbs and more – making it easy to
customize endless combinations for home devices to work together,
without needing additional hardware. From the Android- and
iOS-compatible SmartThings mobile app, consumers can easily manage these
devices and sensors, set up routines, and receive alerts based on their
preferences, as well as check on the security of their home.

All of the security and life safety features can be backed by ADT
professional monitoring. Consumers have the ability to sign up for or
suspend ADT service on their app, at their convenience. No phone calls
to ADT are necessary, nor are there any contracts or long-term
commitments for the consumer. Leveraging over 143 years of experience,
ADT provides consumers with the comfort of knowing the people and things
that they care about most are protected, with cutting-edge technology
and 24/7 professional monitoring and customer service.

“We believe everyone deserves to feel safe, and with this launch, we’re
truly redefining the home security industry,” said Jay Darfler, Senior
Vice President, ADT Emerging Markets. “By partnering with Samsung
SmartThings, we’re able to expand our professional monitoring services
to even more customers looking for the smartest and safest DIY home
security solution on the market.”

“One of the top reasons our customers are interested in smart home is
the ability to easily monitor and secure their homes, but their wants
and needs can vary greatly,” said Mary Ortizcazarin, Vice President of
Smart Home at Best Buy. “The new Samsung SmartThings and ADT partnership
gives them more flexibility than ever to control their homes how, when
and where they want to.”

Key Features:

  • Do It Yourself (DIY) simplicity: Protect the family with a
    fast-response, easy-to-install home security system with built in
    Smart Home control functionality. The ADT Security Hub and wireless
    detectors and alarms help protect against intrusion, fire, carbon
    monoxide, and more.
  • Enjoy 24/7/365 peace of mind with optional ADT professional
    monitoring services
    : Flexible, low month-to-month fees and no
    long-term contracts that consumers can sign up for any time, via the
    mobile app.
  • Smart security: The brain of the smart home security system,
    the ADT Security Hub features a 7-inch touchscreen control panel with
    a built-in siren, battery and no-cost, cellular data backup, and dual
    encryption wireless technology.
  • Works as a SmartThings Hub—connect and manage the smart home,
    easily:
    The customizable, DIY security system connects with
    hundreds of compatible SmartThings devices to allow for one central
    control point. The touchscreen panel & mobile app let consumers
    control their system, even on the go, while monitoring and activating
    connected devices in your home.
  • A home that grows with you: Since the ADT Security Hub works as
    a SmartThings hub, consumers can add their favorite automation and
    smart devices, like lights, cameras, doorbells, door locks,
    thermostats, sensors, voice assistants, and more, right from the
    SmartThings mobile app

ADT customer Joseph Clem experienced the value of professional
monitoring first-hand. “The carbon monoxide detector in the basement
went off, and then ADT called to advise us that the fire department was
on its way. We believe that without ADT and the fire department, we
would’ve gone to bed not knowing there was carbon monoxide in our home
and possibly not woken up.”

The ADT Home Security Starter Kit starts at $549.99 and ADT Home Safety
Expansion Pack starts at $199.99. Monthly monitoring is available
starting at $14.99 for life safety and $24.99 for security services.

For more, visit www.smartthings.com/ADT.

About ADT
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.

About SmartThings
SmartThings
is the easiest way to turn your home into a smart home – making it
simple to monitor and control your everyday devices from anywhere. As an
open platform with one of the largest ecosystems of integrated devices,
SmartThings connects over 2.8 million products and allows all of the
devices in your home to work together for limitless possibilities.
Founded in 2012 and based in Mountain View, SmartThings was acquired by
Samsung in 2014 and operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary
of Samsung Electronics. For more information, visit www.smartthings.com.
There’s potential in your everyday things.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered
in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a
recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and
enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics
Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and
providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking
products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile
computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and
wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related
to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more.
Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and
one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more
about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.
For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung
inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and
technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones,
wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and
memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news,
please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

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