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Z-Wave Alliance Announces ADT as Principal Member and Member of Its Board of Directors

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, the world's largest ecosystem for wireless control products and services, is pleased to announce that ADT has become a Principal Member of the Alliance, and a Member of its Board of Directors.

As the leading security system provider in the U.S., ADT has been helping to protect American homes and businesses for nearly 140 years. The company serves over 6.5 million customers throughout North America, and operates more than 200 regional offices. The company's award-winning ADT Pulse® home security and automation system is in part powered by Z-Wave, the worldwide standard for wireless control.

"We welcome ADT, a long time Alliance member and key proponent of Z-Wave technology, to the Board of Directors," said Z-Wave Alliance Chairman Mark Walters. "ADT has been at the forefront of extending Z-Wave throughout the North American residential and small business security market with its award-winning Pulse System. Along with our other Board Members, ADT will help provide direction for the continued success of Z-Wave into existing and future markets."

"ADT is pleased to join the Z-Wave Board of Directors," said Steve Shapiro, Vice President of Industry Relations for ADT. "ADT has been a major supporter of Z-Wave technology, which is used extensively throughout our product and service offerings. In becoming a Principal Member, we look forward to helping map further growth for Z-Wave throughout the security and automation markets, and to extending the technology's leadership position."

The addition of ADT to the Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors was enthusiastically received by its fellow Principal Alliance members. "Jasco Products Company would like to welcome Steve Shapiro to the Z-Wave Board of Directors," said Keith Lashley, VP of Product Development for Jasco Products. "ADT and Steve are longtime supporters of Z-Wave, and Jasco Products is very pleased to have ADT as a part of the Z-Wave Board of Directors. Steve will be able to offer the board valuable insight and consumer feedback that will continue to help all of us to create great products for the Z-Wave ecosystem."

Said George Land, General Manager of Ingersoll Rand's Nexia Home Intelligence, "As a leader in the DIY segment of the connected home market, Nexia Home Intelligence welcomes ADT, a leader in the professionally monitored security system segment of the connected home market, to the Board of the Z-Wave Alliance. ADT's commitment to the Z-Wave Alliance demonstrates well-rounded support for Z-Wave from all segments of the market: connected products, DIY connected systems, and professionally monitored security systems."

Added Mary Miller, Sr. Director Corporate Marketing Sigma Designs, "Sigma Designs is proud to welcome ADT to the Board of Directors. ADT enjoys a unique position of trust and stature with consumers, thanks, in part, to the popularity of the company's Z-Wave based Pulse home control systems. We look forward to working with the ADT team to deliver the next generation of smart home and business solutions, powered by Z-Wave."

Since its introduction to the market in 2005, Z-Wave has been the wireless technology of choice for the residential and commercial security markets. More than 90% of the smart security systems in the U.S. are powered by Z-Wave, and the technology enjoys extensive presence in hospitality industry, home and commercial energy management, and monitored solutions for the growing senior monitoring sector. Adopted by over 250 worldwide market leaders and featuring over 1,000 certified products in its ecosystem, Z-Wave is fully interoperable between all brands and is fully backward-compatible between versions.

About Z-Wave
Z-Wave technology and is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1000 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 250 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.
Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About the Z-Wave Alliance
Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. The principal members include; Evolve Guest Controls, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, Linear and Sigma Designs. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security. For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit www.z-wavealliance.org.

About ADT
The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT's broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today's active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT helps provide peace of mind to more than six million customers, and it employs approximately 16,500 people at 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com.

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