ADT Customer Uses Home Security System to Help Save Her from Violent Attack

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Recently, ADT LLC, a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, celebrated one of its LifeSaver events in Fresno, Calif. where ADT customer Katie Anderson shared a powerful story of survival.

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Anderson believes her life was saved when she activated her home’s two-way voice security system as her estranged boyfriend was attacking her. An ADT operator came on the line and asked if everything was okay. Anderson said no and requested the operator call 911. In the background, the operator could hear a man trying to control the conversation by claiming Anderson was okay. The ADT operator disconnected from the home and called police.

Within minutes, officers were at Anderson’s door but the attacker had fled. Anderson believes the ADT security system scared him off and saved her life.

“I felt the sheer panic that he would kill me,” Anderson said. “He had been abusing me for about 90 minutes…smothering me, holding me down and not allowing any chance of escaping my home while repeatedly threatening to kill me. He had taken my cell phone and keys so I couldn’t call the cops or drive away. The security system was my lifeline.”

The ADT LifeSaver event was held June 8 at Fresno’s Marjaree Mason Center, one of California’s largest domestic violence shelters. Anderson met ADT team members and police officers who played a part in her rescue.

“I am sharing this horrific event in my life to illuminate the issue of domestic violence and to bring other victims forward,” Anderson said. “I am grateful my life was spared.”

As part the event, ADT contributed $5,000 to the Fresno Police Chief’s Foundation and an additional $5,000 to the Marjaree Mason Center.

According to the CDC, 33% of California women and 27% of California men, experience intimate partner physical violence in their lifetimes.

About ADT

ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and 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.

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