ADT home security. Complete peace of mind for you and your family

The name ADT has been synonymous with keeping homes and businesses in the UK safe since the 1950s. Our customers choose us for the peace of mind that comes with being protected by a trusted security provider.

But our reputation as market-leaders wasn’t built overnight. It comes from decades of having the best people providing the best service.

And with a track record of using the latest technology to create the most innovative burglar alarm and fire detection solutions on the market, it comes from always staying ahead of our competitors.

Even before arriving on these shores, ADT was busy perfecting the art of security on the other side of the Atlantic.

  • ADT began the long journey the same year that Levi Strauss received a patent for blue jeans with copper rivets 1874
  • ADT first dipped a toe into electric protection. 1901
  • The Messenger and protection offerings for the first time became two separate businesses 1911
  • The popularity of ADT's night watchman service led to a 65% increase in revenue from this side of the business 1919
  • By the late 1930s, ADT was acknowledged as leaders in security provision 1930s-40s
  • ADT was breaking new ground by entering the UK market as Electric Protection Services Limited. 1950s
  • ADT was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. 1960s
  • When ADT was celebrating 100 years of keeping homes secure, Erno Rubik introduced his Cube 1970s
  • ADT is at the forefront of developing new and innovative security products 1980s
  • In 1996 the name changes to ADT Security Services Inc, before being acquired by Tyco International Ltd 1990s
  • In 21st century ADT remains the first name in security. 2000s

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