TECH DIGITAL RESOURCE LIBRARY

ADT

As the largest security integrator in the world, ADT is SAFETY Act certified and designated by the Department of Homeland Security. Continuing with a history of innovation, ADT launched SelectSM View, a suite of managed security video solutions designed to help businesses increase security while potentially decreasing losses and lowering expenditures.

Security surveillance video is monitored remotely by specially trained security professionals based at ADT's UL-Certified Customer Monitoring Center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ADT has broad-based experience monitoring Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, global logistics companies, schools and colleges, petrochemical and energy companies, airports and major retailers.

Our Website: http://www.adtselectview.com


Whitepaper: 7 Trends in Video Security

by ADTApr 01, 2011

In order to meet the regulatory and security compliance mandates of CFATS, OSHA, and other agencies, businesses are demanding more and more of their video surveillance technology investment. As the technology improves and images become crisper, seven trends are emerging that security experts believe will grow in strength over the coming year. They include:

� The ability to reduce the cost of false alarms and compliance

� A favorable ROI on remote guarding

� Additional business uses for the technology including remote video audits

This whitepaper explores these emerging trends and how they affect "The Smart Phone Generation" in ways that experts believe will ultimately improve business security and processes.


Whitepaper: Managed Video Solutions in a Retail Environment

by ADTApr 01, 2011

Retail stores are the biggest target for thieves, so there are a host of resources spent against loss prevention. Whether protecting themselves from customer or employee "shrinkage," retailers are constantly seeking cost-effective security solutions. In this case study, a high-end jewelry manufacturer/retailer deployed managed video services to provide dependable security coverage which included:

� Video escorts: To protect employees during transitions including opening/closing times, opening of the safe and transportation of cash and merchandise.

� Video verification: Upon verification of suspicious activity or an actual break-in. the remote security professional can help notify local law enforcement.

This case study explores the challenges facing retailers today and how this multi-store jewelry retailer, deployed a managed video solution while lowering costs.


Whitepaper: The ROI of Managed Video Services: Reduced Costs and Improved Security

by ADTApr 01, 2011

Savvy users of video surveillance technology are allowing security teams to do more with less, resulting in a rapid and demonstrable Return-On-Investment (ROI). Now with technology advances including better cameras, analytics, and IP protocols, the proactive capabilities of video surveillance are opening up, providing the opportunity to decrease costs through remote monitoring and managed services. For example:

� The increasingly popular approach of software as a service (SaaS), or cloud computing now includes Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service, relieving businesses of the burden of paying for expensive infrastructure, managing software upgrades, and the cost of support staff.

� Many duties once handled by live guards can be transferred to the security professionals at a remote monitoring station, a significant ROI over actual guards who must be paid for full shifts.

� "Video escorts" can monitor employees to or from their vehicle - virtually "on call" whenever and wherever they're needed.

This whitepaper studies the evolution of video surveillance, the many roles of remotely managed security services and the benefits of more targeted coverage across a myriad of video surveillance applications.


Whitepaper: Managed Video Solutions Reduced Vandalism and Security Costs for a School Bus Company

by ADTApr 01, 2011

Responsible for transporting millions of students a day, this diversified transportation company maintains a fleet of several thousand school buses stored in multiple bus yards. Despite fencing and live security guards, buses were subjected to costly vandalism and theft, with estimated losses of $50,000 per incident. By installing and deploying a managed video solution they were able to virtually eliminate the problem. Solutions included:

� Video guard tours: Regularly scheduled visual sweeps ensure proper security postures are being maintained.

� Video verification: Upon verification of suspicious activity or an actual break-in, a remote security professional can help notify local law enforcement, verbally announce their presence, and record and monitor the situation until authorities arrive.

This case study explores how this school bus company used managed video services to accommodate the client's varied storage schedules and help reduce the expense of physical guards.


Whitepaper: Managed Video Solutions in the Government Sector

by ADTApr 01, 2011

In order to receive approval for a U.S. government contract, a defense contractor had to provide security coverage in an unsecured portion of their multi-tenant facility. In addition, UL Standard 2050 mandated a fifteen-minute security response time, but since the current guard service was managed from an off-site location, this could not be guaranteed. The contractor turned to a managed video security solution which included:

� Video guard tours: Regularly scheduled visual sweeps in real time ensure proper security postures are being maintained at all times.

� Upon verification of suspicious activity or security breach, a remote security professional can help notify local law enforcement, verbally announce their presence, and record and monitor the situation until authorities arrive.

This case study details how this defense contractor increased the security of their facility, was able to petition for an extension of the UL Standard 2050 response time requirement and save nearly $70,000 a year in on-site security guard costs.


Whitepaper: Managed Video Solutions in the Transportation Industry

by ADTApr 01, 2011

Responsible for transporting millions of students a day, this diversified transportation company maintains a fleet of several thousand school buses stored in multiple bus yards. Despite fencing and live security guards, buses were subjected to costly vandalism and theft, with estimated losses of $50,000 per incident. By installing and deploying a managed video solution they were able to virtually eliminate the problem. Solutions included:

� Video guard tours: Regularly scheduled visual sweeps ensure proper security postures are being maintained.

� Video verification: Upon verification of suspicious activity or an actual break-in, a remote security professional can help notify local law enforcement, verbally announce their presence, and record and monitor the situation until authorities arrive.

This case study explores how this major transportation company used managed video services to accommodate the client?s varied storage schedules and help reduce the expense of physical guards.


Whitepaper: 4 Often Overlooked Benefits of Managed Video Services

by ADTApr 01, 2011

Traditionally, a company that implemented surveillance video had to identify, purchase and install the hardware, maintain the software (including upgrades), and set up and manage the storage of the video data itself. The company also had to establish protocols for monitoring, the review of tapes, access, etc. Managed video services have now changed that business landscape and have helped:

� Improve business practices while enhancing/streamlining security measures

� Reduced storage while improving cost containment

� Provided employee and customer peace of mind

This whitepaper explores the four most often overlooked benefits of managed video services that can positively impact a business - whether they're looking to improve security effectiveness and responsiveness or improve business process practices.


Whitepaper: Managed Video Solutions in the Petrochemical Industry

by ADTApr 01, 2011

A leading commercial-use gas company, this business needed a cost-effective way to increase perimeter security and intrusion detection at one of their sites, in order to meet FDA compliance requirements. Managed video solutions were deployed and included:

� Video verification: Specially trained operators monitor video and can notify local law enforcement upon verification of suspicious activity or an actual break-in.

� The system also captures video footage of actual alarm events, which can aid in stopping or apprehending unauthorized visitors to the facility.

� A wireless mesh camera system was installed to transmit video from multiple high-resolution, industrial-grade color cameras during the day and from low-light, black-and-white cameras at night. With a combination of fixed and pan-tilt-zoom cameras, the entire perimeter can be viewed 24 hours a day.

This case study also explores how this commercial-use gas company deployed various cameras and photo-electric beams to maintain perimeter security. As a result, they?ve eliminated false dispatches and saved the company in excess of $100,000.


Whitepaper: Managed Video Solutions in a Financial Services Environment

by ADTApr 01, 2011

As a top 10 financial institution with far flung operations and thousands of employees, this bank needed to increase the level of security for managers at opening/closing, improve access control, and reduce false alarm fines. Rather than build, oversee and maintain a monitoring center internally, they turned to a managed video solution and deployed:

� Video guard tours: Regularly scheduled visual sweeps ensure proper security postures are being maintained at all times.

� Video verification: Upon verification of suspicious activity or an actual hold-up or break-in, a remote security professional can help notify local law enforcement, record and monitor the situation continuously.

� Video escorts: To protect employees during transitions including opening/closing times, opening of the safe and transportation of cash and merchandise.

This case study explores how this top financial institution, deployed a managed video solution while lowering costs and increasing employee peace of mind.


Whitepaper: Overview of Mobile Communications

by ADTJan 01, 2008

The key attribute of cellular telephony is mobility - the subscriber can be on the move while communication is taking place. Mobility is extended to include the ability to ""Roam"" from coverage area to coverage area. Every registered user has a profile stored in a Home Location Register (HLR) located within the mobile switch in their home MTSO. As the user roams, the cellular phone notifies the roaming location’s network what its ID and telephone number are. The mobile switch in the roaming area will send a message across an SS7- like network to the user’s Home MTSO.