ADT gives nod to more VoIP phone companies

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, March 1, 2007

BOCA RATON, Fla.--ADT Security Services in January announced that more than 25 IP-based telephone services providers located throughout the United States have confirmed their phone networks meet the characteristics required by ADT to be a primary method of transmitting alarm signals to ADT's central stations.
ADT also announced it is expanding its VoIProtocol/Digital Phone policy to cover burglar alarm monitoring for business customers following its successful roll out to residential customers in late 2006.
ADT said it is among the first nationwide security services companies to allow business burglar alarm monitoring using qualified VoIP/digital phone service providers as a primary method of alarm signal transmission.
In a statement, John Koch, president of ADT North America, said strong support by the cable and telecommunications companies has helped ADT extend its leadership position within the security industry.
ADT established a set of phone network characteristics that IP-based phone services providers must meet in order to be considered a Qualified Managed Facilities Voice Network.