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Leading security provider ADT® today announces its Pulse app will be compatible with the Ford SYNC® in-car connectivity system. Using the SYNC AppLink™ interface, drivers will be able to arm and disarm their security system, make sure doors and windows are closed, and take other steps to ensure the security of their property using simple voice commands.
“ADT is constantly seeking ways to enhance both security and convenience for our customers in an increasingly mobile world,” said Arthur Orduna, senior vice president and chief innovation officer of ADT. “By working together with Ford, ADT is able to provide a safe way for drivers to quickly address their security concerns while on the road.”
To use ADT Pulse with SYNC AppLink, drivers of equipped Ford vehicles need the Pulse app installed on an iOS or Android-based smartphone. The app will then be automatically available when the phone is connected to SYNC. Drivers simply need to press the SYNC voice button on the steering wheel to launch the ADT Pulse app, and then, using intuitive voice commands, can remotely manage their home and business security with a number of functions, including:
“The ADT Pulse app shows that everything in our lives is becoming increasingly interconnected,” said Julius Marchwicki, global product manager for Ford SYNC AppLink. “Now, working with other technology companies, we are able to see what a truly connected world is starting to look like.
“This app gives drivers the ease of controlling their home or business security, while keeping hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”
The ADT Pulse app, for both iPhone and Android devices, will soon be compatible with Ford SYNC AppLink.
SYNC AppLink is available on more than 1.5 million Ford vehicles including Fiesta, Mustang, Edge, Explorer, Flex, Expedition, Transit Connect, Fusion, Taurus, F-150, Super Duty, Focus, E-Series and C-MAX hybrids.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers. Ford designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles: Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans and cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles. The company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs about 184,000 people worldwide. More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at corporate.ford.com.
The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and alarm monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT currently serves more than six million residential and small business customers, making it the largest company of its kind in both the United States and Canada. Its broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse interactive home and business solutions and home health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. ADT employs approximately 17,000 people at more than 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com.