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Honeywell to Acquire Smoke Detection and Video Security Company Xtralis

Upon completion of the deal, Xtralis will become part of Honeywell Security and Fire, a business unit of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions.



A recent study shows the worldwide security cameras market is projected to reach $2.68 billion, up from $1.75 billion in 2015. Applications such as border security, city infrastructure and others area leading the growth. SSI Staff · February 01, 2016

Home automation is gaining popularity among end users. For those interested in bypassing professionally integrated systems in favor of a DIY, tread carefully. Julie Jacobson · February 01, 2016

Axis Communications, a provider of networked video, announced its acquisition of Citilog, a provider of real-time video monitoring for traffic and transportation security and safety. Axis says the acquisition amplifies its entire video solution. SSI Staff · February 01, 2016

In an effort to help a disabled homeowner better control her home functions, Cybermation integrated a voice-recognition software with an ELAN Entertainment and Control System to customize a smart home system with only her voice. She now can control her lights, climate, door locks and other devices in her house. By Chelsea Cafiero · February 01, 2016

Check out some of the best uses of video surveillance from the past week. Some examples include a scary robbery at a barbershop with an unexpected twist, as well as a child having an iPad stolen out of its hands. SSI Staff · January 29, 2016

S2 Security introduced S2 MicroNode Plus, the company’s latest two-reader panel for S2 NetBox series web-based access control and event monitoring systems. SSI Staff · January 29, 2016

SSI Monitoring Matters columnist Peter Giacalone explains why companies need to stay in contact with their customers to avoid the competition swooping in. Peter Giacalone · January 29, 2016

Tyco released its earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2016. It reported a 4% dip in revenue from the previous year, which it attributes to the stronger U.S. dollar against foreign currencies. Tyco CEO George R. Oliver called the first quarter "solid" and it excited about the company's long-term prospects thanks to its planned merger with Johnson Controls. SSI Staff · January 29, 2016

Honeywell posted a 24.9% rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower costs. SSI Staff · January 29, 2016

Lydia Security Monitoring says it is committed to providing a hot redundant back-up site for newly acquired United Central Control, which it needs to execute growth initiatives. Rodney Bosch · January 28, 2016




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