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CONNECTIONS Speaker Highlight - Gilles Drieu - ADT

Gilles Drieu, SVP & Chief Technology Officer, ADT shares his insights on home security transforming to home services at Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS in-person conference.

Gilles will be sharing more insights at CONNECTIONS on May 8, 2024 at 3:45 PM in the panel "Home Security Transforming to Home Services." Join us for the 28th annual event here!

Looking ahead, what projects or developments in connected living are you particularly excited about this year, and why?

I'm particularly excited about the ongoing integration of AI and machine learning into our security platforms this year. This advancement goes beyond traditional smart security systems by introducing predictive capabilities and automation. For instance, our smart security systems can now anticipate potential threats based on behavior patterns and environmental factors. This proactive approach not only reduces false alarms but also significantly enhances the accuracy of threat detection, contributing to a more robust and efficient security ecosystem.

As a leader in the industry, what trends do you foresee shaping the future of connected living in the next 5 years?

Looking ahead, I foresee a major trend reshaping connected living: the integration of various IoT devices into a cohesive ecosystem within homes. This evolution will redefine how we approach security, smart home management, and health monitoring. AI will play a pivotal role in enabling devices to make intelligent decisions autonomously. For example, imagine a system that adjusts lighting based on occupancy and triggers security protocols based on anomalies detected by multiple sensors. This seamless integration and intelligent automation will revolutionize the way we interact with our living spaces, enhancing convenience, safety, and efficiency. 

What are you excited most about to discuss during CONNECTIONS?

At CONNECTIONS, I'm eager to delve into the transformative role of cloud services in the security industry. Our strategic partnership with Google has unlocked significant improvements in data processing and storage capabilities. This integration empowers us to deliver faster, more reliable services and scale security solutions according to our customers' unique needs. Importantly, it also ensures data integrity and privacy, addressing key concerns in today's digital landscape. This discussion will shed light on how cloud services are not just a technological advancement but a catalyst for delivering enhanced security experiences to our customers.

Continue the conversation with Gilles and other industry leaders during CONNECTIONS: The Premier Smart Home Conference on May 7-9, 2024, in Dallas, TX. Don’t miss insights and business forecasting on the adoption of technology including broadband, smart home, security, connected health, energy, and home automation. Explore the event agenda and register at!

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