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Carter Brothers to build new security business with new partner

After selling its fire business to Tyco, Carter looks to collaborate with a cableco or telecom

ATLANTA—Now that he’s sold his fire business to Tyco, John Carter, president of Carter Brothers, plans to partner with a large company to provide security services on a national basis.

Tyco Security Products integrates with Nest

‘New experiences’ will be the result, Tyco says

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products is collaborating with Nest Labs on integrations between connected home security products to create “new experiences,” according to Greg Blackett, Tyco’s strategic project managing marketing manager.

Former Dish Network exec named Tyco EVP and COO

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CORK, Ireland—Tyco today announced it has named former Dish Network executive Robert E. Olson, 56, EVP and CFO effective in November. He will replace Arun Nayar, 65, who will retire at the end of the year.

Olson comes to Tyco from satellite communications company DISH Network, where he was EVP and CFO. From 2006-2008, Olson served as CFO of Trane Commercial Systems, the largest operating division of American Standard. He also served as EVP and CFO of AT&T's Consumer Services division and later its Business Services division. He  held leadership roles at American Airlines.  

Olson has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama and a Master's degree in business administration from UCLA.

Nayar will serve as an advisor until the end of the year when he will retire from Tyco. 

In a prepared statement George R. Oliver, Tyco's CEO said: "Robert's effective record in chief financial officer roles combined with his broad experience in service-oriented technology companies will be especially valuable as we grow our services and solutions businesses."

In connection with the announcement, the company reaffirmed its guidance of $0.60 to $0.62 of earnings per share from continuing operations before special items for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015.

Home automation should be smart, but simple


YARMOUTH, Maine—Home automation experts have heard the message loud and clear: simplify, simplify, simplify.

Jay Hauhn outlines plans for CSAA

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jay Hauhn, 38-year industry veteran and former Tyco Integrated Systems’ CTO, is the new executive director for CSAA.

Hauhn told Security Systems News his biggest goal is to “increase and drive member value.”  

Hauhn served as president of CSAA, a volunteer role, since October of 2013. In his new role, which begins April 6, he’ll be more involved with the organization’s day-to-day workings.

“Instead of being the [president], with the vision and just stating what it is you want done, when you become executive director it’s your responsibility [to get it done].”

Hauhn also wants to recruit more CSAA volunteers. “To do that, you’ve got to make sure that you have the correct programs in place with a vision of what those programs are going to accomplish.”

Hauhn said that his experience as CTO of Tyco will help him lead CSAA. “It is [the] rapidly escalating and changing technology that is changing the industry.”

“We are a standards-driven industry,” Hauhn said. “So working with UL on the future of the industry is going to be incredibly important. That will really use my technical expertise.”

He cited home automation, eliminating POTS lines, net neutrality and the adoption of CSAA’s ASAP program as examples of current technological changes in the industry.

Hauhn said he considered that possibility of becoming CSAA executive director after Steve Doyle retired in October. He was officially offered the position on March 23.

“I was not really sure I was ready to actually retire. So this gave me an opportunity to come back and do something that’ll be fun, and I know that I can bring CSAA forward,” Hauhn said. 

Tyco completes acquisition of Industrial Safety Technologies


CORK, Ireland—Tyco International has completed its acquisition of Industrial Safety Technologies, a manufacturer of gas and flame detection gear, from Battery Ventures for $329.5 million in cash. 

The biggest and the newest at ISC West

IDIS, a newcomer to ISC West, has one of the ten largest booths at the show

LAS VEGAS—At the 2015 ISC West show, exhibitors put a lot of thought into their booths—rather literally with Hikvision’s “Thought Theater”—and some companies, like IDIS, are using big booths at ISC West to introduce themselves to the industry.

Tyco joins Thread Group leadership


SAN RAMON, Calif.—Tyco now has a seat on the Thread Group’s board of directors.

First stop for biz intelligence? Retail security pros

TechSec 2015: With Big Data, security not just about preventing bad things, but aligning with company goals

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Leveraging Big Data establishes retail security professionals as business enablers, according to four experts at TechSec2015.

Tyco’s Long named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Long honored for leadership, support of women in business

TORONTO—The Women’s Executive Network (WXM) has recognized Tracy Long, president of Tyco Integrated Fire & Security, Canada, as one of its 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.