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.
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.
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.
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 solutions to market, she said. This demand, and the fact that technology changes so rapidly, means “we need to accelerate the new-product introduction time to market.”
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 housing complex here.
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.
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.