MILWAUKEE and CORK, Ireland—In a deal that brings strategic security capabilities and substantial tax benefits, Johnson Controls announced today that it will merge with Tyco. The deal was approved by the board of directors of both companies and is expected to close at the end of 2016.
HANGZHOU, China—Video surveillance provider Hikvision, based here, has secured a new $3.1 billion line of credit, $1.5 billion of which is earmarked for investment outside of China, while $1.6 billion is for use inside of China, Jeffrey He, president Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada, told Security Systems News.
WILSONVILLE, Ore.—In a deal that builds out its commercial security capabilities and adds software expertise, FLIR Systems, based here, on Nov. 30 bought video surveillance provider DVTEL for $92 million cash.
LAKE MARY, Fla.—Bill Rose, formerly ASG’s chief operating officer, is now the COO for SecureNet Technologies, a software company based here that provides a platform for various security devices in the home.