Ackerman Security Services has added PEARL escape ladders to its monitored security offerings.

Ackerman Security Systems, Atlanta, is the first residential security company in the U.S. to include PEARL as part of its home security offering. PEARL Protected, Atlanta, manufactures patented Permanent Escape And Rescue Ladder (PEARL) for two and three-story homes. Ackerman will begin offering the PEARL permanent escape ladder to its customer base of more than 35,000 residents in Atlanta and North Georgia.

The partnership between PEARL and Ackerman is an interesting offering for the home security industry. Ackerman will integrate PEARL with its home security monitoring systems and services by adding “touch points” to the PEARL device. When the system is armed and the PEARL door is opened, Ackerman monitoring agents will be immediately notified and emergency personnel will be deployed.

“Escape has traditionally been overlooked by home security companies. However, Ackerman believes it’s just as important as detecting danger and alerting emergency services,” said Jim Callahan, vice president of sales, Ackerman Security Systems.

Since PEARL’s debut in October 2005, it has received the Home Safety Council’s 2006 Product Innovation Award and has been featured on multiple episodes of ABC’sExtreme Makeover: Home Edition. PEARL has been also been showcased on NBC’s Today and CBS’sThe Early Show.