YARMOUTH, Maine--Hundreds of ADT Security and Protection One employees across the country marshalled their resources--with offers of housing, employment and donations of food, clothes and money--last month to help out their colleagues in the Gulf Coast.
Two of the biggest players in the residential security market, ADT and Protection One, both had offices and employees directly affected by Hurricane Katrina.
PITTSBURGH--Federal Protective Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, recognized Guardian Protection Services here for its support of the agency's security needs, including support during emergency situations.
During the flooding of Pittsburgh in 2004, Guardian secured the temporary location of a local police department.
WASHINGTON--ADT Security Services recently became a member of the Business Women's Network and Diversity Best Practices organizations. These two groups are affiliated and serve as a resource for corporations in all areas of women's issues.
TORONTO--There are more similarities than initially meet the eye between a company that helps protect homes and one that keeps them warm, says the chief executive officer of Protectron, a full service security company recently acquired by Union Energy, a home heating company.
"It may come as a surprise to some, but when you look at our missions, you see that we're both in the peace-of-mind business," said Daniel Demers, president and chief executive officer of Protectron.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?