Interlogix, a provider of security and life safety solutions for residential and commercial enterprises, acquired Ultra High Speed (UHS) from Australian company Hills Limited to broaden its global portfolio of intrusion product offerings and services. Interlogix previewed some of the newly acquired technology at ISC West in early April. Interlogix is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
UHS is a technology provider of telecommunications infrastructure equipment, Web application servers, modems and customized network management systems. Interlogix reported that this transaction would broaden and strengthen its portfolio of residential and commercial intrusion panels, mobile applications and communication solutions. UHS also brings the expertise of engineers and designers with a wealth of experience in the security and communications industry, Interlogix reported.
The portfolio of new products acquired includes communications modules that interact with new and existing Interlogix platforms, as well as technologies that will expand existing service offerings,providing for a robust, interactive backbone for both future and legacy systems, according to the company. “These additions to our portfolio add innovative capabilities and offer our customers around the world more choices to help meet their security challenges and business needs,” said Paul Van der Zanden, general manager, global intrusion and monitoring, Interlogix.
During ISC West, Interlogix previewed multiple products to demonstrate the capabilities acquired from UHS. Among these were a self-contained panel that includes native Wi-Fi and Z-Wave® to interface with popular lifestyle management devices, such as lights, locks and thermostats; new accessories for the NX platform, including a touch-screen module that adds a graphical interface to the control panels; and a modular, hybrid panel that allows features to be added through a unique, DIN-rail mounting system. Interactive services will utilize native IP and embedded Web servers to provide remote programming and mobile applications across product platforms.