UTC consolidates all systems integration into Red Hawk

Breaking news from the ASIS floor: UTC Fire & Security is celebrating the one year anniversary of its buy of integrator Red Hawk by consolidating all of its U.S. systems integration business under the Red Hawk name. Chubb and Initial, notably, will cease to exist as U.S. brands. On the other hand, all Canadian integration business will consolidate under the Chubb name. UTC's monitoring operation, Counterforce, will continue throughout North America. I interviewed Antonio Cintra, the president of security services America for UTC, this morning and I'll have a full report of what he had to say on the newswire Thursday morning. Suffice it to say, though, that UTC is investing a lot of money in the Red Hawk brand and intend to be a force in more than just the financial vertical that Red Hawk currently specializes in.