Carrier Global Corporation, a provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, has acquired Cavius, a Danish residential alarm company that provides smoke, heat, flood and carbon monoxide alarms. Cavius has made many advances in alarm technology, including the invention of the world’s smallest photoelectric smoke alarm, which is distinguished by its European-approved micro-design. Cavius will strengthen Carrier Fire & Security's residential fire safety solutions in Europe, which includes leading Kidde products.

“The acquisition of Cavius, combined with the market strength of Kidde, will accelerate our innovation pipeline, grow our interconnected home safety offering and strengthen our professional and retail customer channels,” said Jurgen Timperman, president, Carrier Fire & Security. “Cavius’ broadly appealing products along with Carrier’s geographic presence will also provide unique opportunities to expand into new territories across Europe with the potential for further global expansion in key regions like Asia.”

Kidde offers a full range of home safety products, including smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

The acquisition of Cavius enhances Carrier’s Healthy Homes range in Europe, Australia and New Zealand with products that will reach a growing consumer demographic seeking premium, highly designed interconnected home safety technologies.

“We’re excited to join Carrier and share a mutual commitment to making the world a safer place to live,” said Glenn Højmose, CEO, Cavius. “Together we will continue providing best-in-class innovative and differentiated offerings. We also look forward to joining forces to shape the future of Healthy Homes and taking our solutions to more consumers around the world.”  

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.