History is alive at Honeywell! I had the pleasure of seeing that recently when I was invited to attend the dedication of Honeywell’s new ADEMCO Alarm Museum at its Melville, N.Y., location, home of Honeywell Security & Communications. The museum is a time capsule of Honeywell's journey to where it is today -- and a reflection of the evolvement of the security industry. The switches, photos, price lists, and more lining the shelves all trace the development of alarm systems from 1929 until now.
Leo Guthart, an industry icon who joined ADEMCO in 1964, said that the museum “memorializes this company [ADEMCO], which effectively memorializes the entire security industry in this country. You can see the development of the company’s product line and paralleling that is the growth of the industry itself, which has been enormous.”
Ron Rothman, president, Honeywell Security & Communications, agreed.
“Technology is always changing,” Rothman said. “The development of the security industry that is represented in the museum shows that.”