Tyco, Boca Raton, Fla., announced it has acquired substantially all the assets of Commercial Wireless Systems International (CWSI), Sunrise, Fla., a provider of wireless fire alarm and detection technology. CWSI will be integrated into Tyco’s Fire Protection Products business unit, which provides its services, from detection and suppression systems and sprinkler systems to extinguishing agents and firefighting equipment, and more, to 190 countries worldwide.
With the addition of CWSI’s technology and its current fire alarm and detection portfolio, Tyco is broadening its product offering and bringing expertise in wireless technology and systems to the market. The thirty-year-old company, CWSI, sells its offerings in the United States, Latin America and the Middle East, through a certified network of nearly 200 authorized dealers.
“Tyco, already the world’s leading pure play fire and security company, is developing unique next generation solutions that align with our vision and technology for the ‘Internet of Things’, called Tyco On, which is focused on driving value for end users, consultants and contractors,” said Raj Arora, general manager fire detection for Tyco Fire Protection Products.
He added, “CWSI is an excellent strategic fit to our business, and it allows us to expand our reach through adjacent sales channels and in segments of the market where we have not been present. With the addition of CWSI, we strengthen our reach — particularly in the United States market where CWSI already has a strong distributor base.”