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Retailer's source tagging initiative drives decision

BOCA RATON , Fla. - September 15, 2003 -- ADT Security Services, Inc., a business unit of Tyco Fire & Security, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to install its Sensormatic Ultra*Max® anti-theft systems in all North American-based Office Depot locations. Office Depot currently operates more than 870 stores in the United States and Canada . The roll-out is expected to be completed by October 2003.

A key factor behind Office Depot's decision to install the Sensormatic anti-theft systems on a chain-wide basis was its plan to implement a source tagging program. Source tagging is the process whereby anti-theft labels or tags are applied to merchandise during the manufacturing or ackaging process and shipped to retail locations already protected from theft.

According to ADT President Mike Snyder, source tagging offers retailers a higher level of protection than traditional in-store tagging programs because the anti-theft tags are hidden inside the product making it difficult for potential shoplifters to remove them.

"Source tagging delivers a more thorough, consistent approach to reducing theft," said Snyder. "Leading retailers in most major market segments have adopted source tagging programs using the Sensormatic Ultra*Max technology."


Celebrating its 129th anniversary, ADT Security Services, Inc., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, is the largest single provider of electronic security services to nearly six million commercial, government and residential customers throughout the United States . ADT's total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance and integrated systems. ADT's web site address is http://www.adt.com.


Tyco Fire & Security, a major business segment of Tyco International Ltd., designs, manufactures, installs and services electronic security systems, fire protection, detection and suppression systems, sprinklers and fire extinguishers. Tyco Fire & Security includes more than 60 brands, which are represented in more than 100 countries. Its products are used to safeguard firefighters, prevent and fight fires, deter thieves and protect people and property.


This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainty and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance or achievements. All statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature are forward looking and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "plan," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release include statements addressing future financial condition and operating results. Economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Tyco's businesses are examples of factors, among others, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Tyco is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or<

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