Press Archive

2011 Press Archive


May

UTC Fire & Security Technology to Support World-Class Fire Training Center in Chongqing
Chongqing, China, 19 May 2011 – UTC Fire & Security has announced an agreement with Chongqing Fire Department to provide industry-leading Kidde Live Fire Trainer® technology to help build a world-class fire training center in Chongqing. UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
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UTC Fire & Security Appoints Mark Barry as President, Global Fire Products; Kelly Romano Appointed President, Global Security Products
FARMINGTON, CT., May 16, 2011 – UTC Fire & Security has announced changes to its senior leadership team. Mark Barry has been appointed President, Global Fire Products, succeeding Scott Buckhout, who was appointed President, UTC Fire & Security in late-March. Kelly Romano will succeed Barry as President, Global Security Products; both appointments effective immediately. UTC Fire & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
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Chubb Security Goes Green with New Response Vehicles
Johannesburg, South Africa, 3 May 2011 – Chubb Security, one of South Africa’s leading fire and security organisations, is contributing to the sustainability of the environment by going “green” with the upgrade of all their armed response vehicles. Chubb Security is a business unit of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
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April

UTC Fire & Security Acquires Norway’s Simtronics ASA
FARMINGTON, Conn., April 29, 2011 – UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has acquired a majority of the shares of Simtronics ASA (OSE: SIMTRO), a Norway-based provider of sophisticated gas and flame detection systems, extinguishing solutions and fire prevention systems for marine and off-shore industries.
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Alamance County Leaders Announce New Distribution Center
MEBANE, April 15, 2011 – A ceremony is planned for Tuesday, April 19 at 2:00 P.M. to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new operations and distribution center in Mebane’s North Carolina Industrial Center (NCIC). The facility is a collaboration between Kidde Residential & Commercial (the leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products), New Breed Logistics and Samet Corporation. Kidde is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
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Interlogix™ Expands Portfolio of Product Brands
Bradenton, FL — April 6, 2011 — Interlogix™, a leader in security and life safety solutions for residential and commercial enterprises, has expanded its brand offering, including re-introducing the ITI™ and Aritech™ brands. Interlogix and its new portfolio of brands can be seen at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 6-8 (Booth 11087). Interlogix is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
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Interlogix™ Features Next-Generation DVR & Interactive Home Experience at ISC West
Bradenton, FL - April 6, 2011 - Interlogix, a leader in security and life safety solutions for residential and commercial enterprises, features several recently-released products and showcases interactive services solutions in a realistic home environment at ISC West 2011 in Las Vegas, April 6-8,. Interlogix is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
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Lenel Expands OnGuard’s Mobile Monitoring Application to Meet Customer Demand for Additional Mobile Device Support
Rochester, New York – April 6, 2011 – With the latest OnGuard Mobile Monitoring application, Lenel Systems International, Inc. announces support for the Android™, Windows® 7, iPad™, iPhone® smartphones and other wireless devices. Previously available only on BlackBerry® smartphones, the new application meets today’s growing business demands for additional choices in mobile equipment for monitoring corporate and government facilities. Lenel is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
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UTC Fire & Security Marks First Anniversary of GE Security Acquisition
Farmington, CT. – April 6, 2011 - UTC Fire & Security is marking the first anniversary of its acquisition of GE Security with a strong presence at the ISC West exhibition, highlighting its commitment to innovation and expanded portfolio of fire and security solutions for customers. UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
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UTC Fire & Security Launches New Brand for U.S. Services Business
FARMINGTON, Conn., Apr. 4, 2011 - UTC Fire & Security has aligned its United States fire and security services businesses under the Chubb brand, providing a new, more seamless interface to customers. Multiple service entities that are part of UTC Fire & Security, including Detection Logic, Fire Systems Inc. (FSI), Florida State Fire and Security (FSFS) and Red Hawk, are now known as Chubb, a UTC Fire & Security Company. UTC Fire & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
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UTC Fire & Security Completes Sale of UK Manned Guarding Business
Farmington, CT, April 1, 2011 – The sale of UTC Fire & Security’s Chubb Security Personnel manned guarding business in the U.K. to an affiliate of Securitas AB of Sweden has closed. The sale was first announced in January of this year.
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March

Onity® EMEA New Headquarters Facility Meets Customer Demands for Eco-Friendly Suppliers
OYARZUN, Spain – 31 March, 2011 – Onity’s regional headquarters and factory relocated to a newly constructed, energy efficient facility in Oyarzun, Spain on March 25. Onity, one of the world’s leading providers of electronic locking solutions, is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
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UTC Fire & Security Pledges $150,000 for WPI’s Fire Protection Engineering Laboratory
FARMINGTON, CT, March 29, 2011 — UTC Fire & Security has pledged $150,000 over five years to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., towards the build-out of a new fire science research and education center for WPI’s world-renowned graduate program in fire protection engineering. UTC Fire & Security is a leading provider of fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers worldwide and is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
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Oregon Families Urged to Add Safety to Spring Home Improvement Plans; Carbon monoxide remains year-round danger; many homes required to install CO alarms beginning April 1
MEBANE, NC, March 28, 2011 – While brighter, warmer days are on the horizon, the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning still looms in Oregon homes. Even after gas furnaces and fireplaces are retired for the summer months, other natural gas-powered appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, stoves and ovens continue to serve as a source of carbon monoxide. Kidde, the leading manufacturer of fire safety products, urges all Oregon homeowners to take action as part of their spring home improvement projects and install CO alarms in your home. Kidde is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX).
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UTC Appoints William Brown as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development; Scott Buckhout Named UTC Fire & Security President
HARTFORD, Conn., March 29, 2011 – United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has appointed William M. Brown as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development, to provide a comprehensive and fully integrated approach to acquisitions and other growth initiatives.
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New Survey Regarding the Impact of Amanda’s Law Reveals Many New York Families Remain Underprotected
Mebane, NC, March 1, 2011 - One year after New York’s carbon monoxide (CO) alarm legislation – “Amanda’s Law” - went into effect, a new survey on behalf of Kidde, the leading manufacturer of fire and CO safety products, found that nearly half of New York families remain unaware of the law. Kidde is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX).
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January

UTC Fire & Security Highlights Security and Fire Safety Solutions at Intersec 2011
Farmington, CT. – January 14, 2011 – UTC Fire & Security will showcase the latest security and safety solutions from Lenel, Interlogix, Edwards, Kidde, Det-tronics and Autronica at the Intersec Trade Fair and Conference 2011 in Dubai, January 16-18. UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX).
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UTC Fire & Security Announces Agreement to Sell UK Guarding Business
Farmington, CT., Jan. 14, 2011 - UTC Fire & Security has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its U.K. manned guarding business, Chubb Security Personnel Limited, to an affiliate of Securitas AB, a Sweden-based security provider. UTC Fire & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
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