The security week that was: 11/13/09

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So, what’s next? In as much as GE had difficulty integrating its brands together in the big picture, it will be interesting to see UTC’s strategy. Clearly they are not new to acquisitions, but they’ve not had the scale of acquisitions in the security industry that GE has put together. If you think GE paid fairly for Edwards ($1.4 billion), and you think like many that this is the reason UTC is making the acquisition, then it seems like UTC is getting a fair shake because it is landing a variety of other companies for potentially less than their total value. Whatever the real reasons are, it’s clear that this is the kind of consolidation move that can shape our industry for years. Add your thoughts on the acquisition or where these companies’ technologies can fit together in our comments.