Will exclusively sell and install ADT smart home security services to new customers
Expansion positions ADT to capitalize on rollout of next generation smart home security solutions
BOCA RATON, Fla., and ATLANTA, Feb. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADT (ADT) - Get Report announced today that Atlanta-based Ackerman Security Systems has joined the ADT Authorized Dealer Program and will sell and install ADT smart home security services to its new customers.
Ackerman Security joins more than 200 independently owned and operated ADT Authorized Dealers and expands ADT's reach in Georgia, Virginia and Maryland.
"As we are preparing to roll out our next generation of smart home products and services, ADT is well-positioned to leverage our capital, our partnerships and innovation to deliver smart home and commercial security solutions," said Jim DeVries, President and CEO of ADT. "Ackerman Security is a great addition to our national network of high-quality, professional security providers."
As part of the partnership, ADT has agreed to acquire approximately half of Ackerman Security's existing customer accounts for initial cash consideration of $73 million. This relationship represents a significant opportunity for customers to upgrade to the latest ADT smart home products and services and extends ADT's reach along the east coast, specifically in the fast-growing tech hub of Atlanta.
"ADT is a leader in home security and a trusted brand known for their commitment to excellence in service," said Richard Perry, President and CEO of Ackerman Security Systems. "We are thrilled by the opportunity to join the ADT team and know that our subscribers will benefit from an enhanced customer experience that includes access to the latest innovations in smart home security."
Today's partnership announcement builds on strong recent residential demand trends and follows Google's 2020 $450 million equity investment in ADT.
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