UTC Fire & Security announced during ASIS International that it will launch Red Hawk as its premier security services brand in the United States. The new company unified existing Red Hawk, Chubb and ACP Engineering branches, as well as the recently acquired Initial Electronics units in the Midwest, Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp. UTC Fire & Security acquired Red Hawk, an integrated physical and electronic security provider, in October 2006, which tripled the size of its U.S. operation, according to the company. The addition of Initial Electronics’ six branch location, acquired in July 2007, added large systems integration capabilities and further strengthened the company’s electronic security service network.
Red Hawk headquarters will remain in Denver, Colo. The newly integrated company has approximately 1,100 employees and a total of 30 sales and service offices across the U.S., including locations of New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Boston and Denver.
Initial Electronics was honored as SDM’s 2006 Systems Integrator of the Year. Red Hawk Industries ranked No. 8 on SDM’s Top Systems Integrators Report, published July 2007 before Red Hawk officially acquired Initial Electronics.