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Keeping the Security in Smart Home Security

A brand that doesn’t embody and deliver the fundamental aspects of protection may just be a security provider in name only. New entrants to the smart home and security category are freely self-applying the “security” moniker, but there are real definitions of security that many new brands fall short of. A security brand provides people with protection even when they’re not able to watch over their things and loved ones themselves. Security brands are recognized and trusted by other industry colleagues, like insurance companies, to deliver real protection. Rigorous testing is applied to their products so the hardware and software is secure themselves. Real security providers use customers’ data responsibly, maintain it securely and protect customer privacy. Smart home security brands can embody all these characteristics, but to protect the industry’s integrity and maintain consumer trust, we have to hold them to these standards of real protection.


Ray North

Ray North, Director, Service Platforms – ADT

Ray North is Director, Service Platforms for ADT, a purpose-driven brand providing protection, peace of mind and security. He has over 33 years of experience with ADT, starting as a software developer on ADT’s internally developed monitoring applications, and has seen the consolidation of ADT’s central station, made possible by the implementation of new technology. Ray has also had roles in IT Infrastructure and Architecture. More recently, he has been involved in the development of ADT’s Pulse system since its inception in 2008 and has seen the platform grow to over 2.5 million customers. Ray graduated from Brooklyn College and currently resides in Florida.

About ADT


ADT is the #1 smart home security provider serving residential and business customers across the United States and Canada. As the leading provider of smart home security, ADT delivers advanced technology for home, work and beyond giving its customers peace-of-mind knowing they are covered by ADT’s reliable, responsive and fast customer service. ADT offers more ways to help protect consumers by delivering lifestyle-driven solutions via its professionally installed, do-it-yourself, mobile security, small business, enterprise and digital products which includes more than 150 innovative, intuitive and safe smart home devices to fit every customer’s needs. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT is a purpose-driven company backed by approximately 19,000 employees, more than 200 sales and service locations and 12 owned and operated monitoring centers connecting customers to lifesaving support for today’s ever-changing security needs, 24/7

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