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UTC sells fire and security branches to Comvest Investment Partners

April 11, 2012Martha Entwistle

FARMINGTON, Conn.—Comvest Investment Partners on April 10 acquired the security and fire branch operations of UTC Climate, Controls & Security. Comvest has tapped two well-known industry veterans, Mike Snyder and Dean Seavers, to run the new business, which will be called Red Hawk Fire & Security U.S.Snyder, former president of ADT, will serve as CEO and Seavers, former president of GE Security and SimplexGrinnell, will serve as president of the new business.Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

ADT, Comvest Investment Partners, Dean Seavers, GE Security, Geraud Darnis, Mike Snyder, Red Hawk, Security Systems News, UTC Climate Controls, UTC Fire & Security


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Suppliers

Reorg at UTC Fire & Security

September 29, 2011Martha Entwistle

HARTFORD, Conn.—UTC Fire & Security is no longer a standalone business at United Technologies Corp., the company announced yesterday.Effective yesterday, UTC combined UTC Fire & Security and Carrier Corp. to form a new business called “UTC Climate, Controls and Security Systems.” The company also announced that Geraud Darnis was appointed president and CEO of the new business.“We're consolidating Carrier and UTC Fire & Security into one integrated business that combines the...

Carrier Corp., Geraud Darnis, John Moran, United Technologies Corp., UTC Fire & Security


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ASIS 2011: News and notes from the show floor

September 22, 2011SSN Staff

ORLANDO, Fla.—There was plenty of news being made at ASIS 2011, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center Sept. 19-21. Below are some editor round-ups from ventured out onto the show floor to collect news and other goings-on. Here's Martha's round-up: The ASIS news started rolling in well before the show floor opened with the news released around 7 a.m. yesterday that Tyco International plans to split into three independent, publicly traded companies. Over at the BRS Labs booth,...

AgentVI, Ajay Jain, Andre Greco, ASIS 2011, ASIS' Women in Security Group, Assa Abloy, Axis Communications, Bob Hoskins, BRS Labs, Clear24


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Commercial

The push for standards

September 12, 2011Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—Will a marquee security project like the World Trade Center affect how enterprise-level projects are designed and implemented in the future? Or, will this project, which involves multiple manufacturers working together, translate to momentum for establishing standards in the security industry? Several of those involved in the project believe that may be the case. “From an industry perspective, I think this project will have a major impact. It spans multiple vertical market applications,”...

Bill Eckard, Christy Haycraft, Diebold Enterprise Security Systems, Kevin Engelhardt, Lenel, UTC Fire & Security, Verint, World Trade Center, WTC


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Fire Systems Installation

Presidential change for UTC Fire & Security

July 5, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

FARMINGTON, Conn.—When Scott Buckhout became president of UTC Fire & Security in March, his job as president of Global Fire Products became vacant. In May, the company, which is based here, announced that Mark Barry has now stepped into that position. Barry joined UTC Fire & Security in 2010 through the acquisition of GE Security. He has spent more than 20 years in the security and life safety industry, including senior leadership positions at Tyco, ADT, and most recently at GE Security, according...

GE Security, Global Fire Products, Mark Barry, Scott Buckhout, UTC Fire & Security


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New UTC Fire & Security Global Security Products president outlines goals

June 3, 2011Martha Entwistle

BRADENTON, Fla.— Before taking over her new role as president of Global Security Products for UTC Fire & Security, Kelly Romano spent a year as SVP of global sales and marketing. During that time, she spent a lot of time with integrators, VARs and dealers, who she said are interested in the seamless integration of access, video and intrusion and locking systems. While UTC Fire & Security already provides that kind of integration with many of its products, the company will be bringing more integrated...

GE Security, Kelly Romano, Mark Barry, Scott Buckhout, UTC Fire & Security


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Commercial

Chubb integrates intelligent building solution SafeRise

May 19, 2011Daniel Gelinas

LYNN, Mass.—Bob Sarsfield has been in the systems integration business for more than 30 years, beginning with Mosler Safe Company, and then Red Hawk, which was bought in 2006 by Chubb, a division of UTC Fire & Security. In that time and during that decades-long tenure, Sarsfield integrated a lot of intrusion, access control, video and other technologically advanced systems. His latest project is an installation of intelligent building solution provider FST21's SafeRise solution at a senior...

Avi Lupo, Bob Sarsfield, Chubb, FST21, Mosler Safe Company, Ocean Shores Apartments, Red Hawk, UTC Fire & Security


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Fire Systems Installation

Survey: Many in N.Y. unaware of new CO law

May 5, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

MEBANE, N.C.—About a year after a new carbon monoxide detector mandate in New York went into effect, a new survey has found that nearly half of New York families still don't know about the law, according to Kidde, a manufacturer of fire and CO safety products based here. Amanda's Law, which requires working CO detectors in all one- and two-family homes that have appliances or heating sources that may emit CO or have attached garages, went into effect just over a year ago. But a new survey conducted...

Amanda's Law, Andy Lowitt, carbon monoxide, CO detector, David George, Kidde, Lowitt Alarms, System Sensor, United Technologies Corporation, UTC Fire & Security


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UTC Fire & Security: new brand, new president

April 14, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

FARMINGTON, Conn.—UTC Fire & Security recently aligned its United States fire and security services businesses under the Chubb brand. The company's fire and security services businesses abroad have already consolidated under the Chubb name, and the branding in this country will provide “a new, more seamless interface to customers,” UTC Fire & Security said. In other news, UTC Fire & Security also recently announced it has a new president: Scott Buckhout, previously a senior manager...

Chubb, Detection Logic, GE Security, Louis Chenevert, Red Hawk, Scott Buckhout, Sean Flint, United Technologies Corp, UTC Fire & Security, William Brown


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Commercial

Security-Net focuses on national accounts

March 31, 2011Martha Entwistle

CLIFTON, N.J.—The members of Security-Net, a group of 18 independent integrators, believe they've got the best formula to take on national account jobs. And, they've been hard at work over the last year to ensure that member companies are coordinated from a sales, technical and fulfillment perspective. Group members will be meeting at ISC West next week. “We can give the attention to detail that a small regional integrator has to do to survive along with the prominence of being able to...

CGL Electronic Security Solutions, Joe Liguori, Ron Ludvigsen, Sales-Net, Security-Net, Tech-Net, Tyco, UTC Fire & Security


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