ADT Employees Protest ADT CEO

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 10, 2018

So many ADT employees were so upset with ADT's CEO speech reported on by IPVM, that ADT's CEO was forced to send a mass email to employees to attempt to quell the protests.

In the speech, ADT's CEO Tim Whall argues that his daughters are better at installs than his 20-year veteran techs:

This triggered viral social media sharing via IPVM's Facebook page and the subsequent ADT CEO email.

In this note, we:

  • Review the ADT employee's grievances
  • Share ADT's CEO email
  • Examine the competitive challenges ADT faces here
  • Explore the risks that social media poses for ADT and alarm companies

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ADT ******** **********

***** ** * ********* ** *** ******** ********** ******** ** IPVM:

**********, *** ****** ***** *** ********* ******** **** ***** *** underestimating *** ********* ***** ** ********* ******.

CEO *****

***'* *** **** *** ***** ***** ***, ***** ** ******** to ******* *** ***** **** ****** ** ***** *** ** context, ********** *** **** ******** ********* * *********** ** **** more *****:

*** ***** **** *** ********* *** ********* ***'* ******* ********* to *** (**********) ***-******** ******** ********, ***** ** ******* ** appropriate *** ***** **** ******. ********** ****** *** ********** ******** can ****** ********** **** ******** ** ****** ****************.

Competitive ********** ***

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*** ***** *** ***** *********** ** ** ******* *** *****, a ****** *********** ********* ****** *** ****** ****** *** *** prices **** ***** ****** *** *********.

Social ***** *****

**** ******* *********** *** **** **** ****** ***** ***** *** large ************ **** ***. **********, **** ***** *** ****** ** a******** **** **** ****, *** ***** ****'* ******* ******** ** *** *********** ******, it **** ****** ****. ********, ** ******* ** **** ** to *** ******** **** ** ** ******* **** *** *** Vivint ********* **** ********* ****** ** ********. ***'* *** ***** quickly **** *****, **** **,***+ ***** ***** ** * ****, 150+ ******, *** ** ********** *** ********* *** **-*********.

Up ****

** ****, ** **** ** ***** **** ** *** ********* the **** ** **** **** ***** *** ***'* *** ******* that **** ******* *********** ********.

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