LAS VEGAS, ASIS Booth #2549, Sept. 24, 2007 â€“ UTC Fire & Security announced today the debut of Red Hawk as its premier security services brand in the U.S. The new company unifies existing Red Hawk, Chubb and ACP Engineering branches, as well as the newly acquired Initial Electronics units in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid Atlantic. UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). UTC Fire & Security acquired Red Hawk, an integrated physical and electronic security solutions provider, in October 2006, tripling the size of its footprint in the U.S. The recent addition of Initial Electronicsâ€™ six branch locations, which were acquired in July 2007, adds sophisticated large systems integration capabilities and further strengthens the companyâ€™s growing electronic security service network.
â€œWe are excited to be launching Red Hawk as our primary security services brand in the U.S. Both Red Hawk, and the newly branded Red Hawk entities, are industry leading organizations with a wealth of knowledge and expertise,â€ said Antonio Cintra, President Security Services America, UTC Fire & Security.
â€œWe will continue to grow the brand within the U.S. by leveraging the collective experience of these organizations into other key verticals and by providing customers with best in class service across all of our offerings,â€ Cintra continued.
Red Hawk headquarters will remain in Denver, Colorado. The newly integrated company has approximately 1,100 employees and a total of 30 sales and service offices across the U.S., including large metropolitan locations such as New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Boston and Denver.
Red Hawk designs, installs, and maintains a full range of security technology products and equipment, from the construction of security command and control centers, to enterprise level access control and closed circuit television to physical equipment such as safes, vaults and ATMs. Red Hawk is part of UTC Fire & Security, which provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Farmington, Conn., UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.