GE Buys Monitoring Automation Systems
GE Industrial Systems has acquired Monitoring Automation
Systems (MAS), providers of automation software for central
security station monitoring and secure business
communications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
MAS, a privately held company based in Irvine, Calif., will become a part of GE’s Security and Life Safety business within GE Interlogix Inc., which is part of the $6 billion Industrial Systems unit.
Products by MAS support fire, medical, intrusion and other central station monitoring activities. Its product portfolio includes wireless and GPS communication tools, including asset tracking, video and control integration products for false alarm reduction, and Web-based services for premise management.
“Monitoring Automation Systems’ technologies will help us to offer new security solutions and to expand our customer base,” said Kenneth Boyda, president and CEO of GE Interlogix, GE’s security business, part of. “MAS products will help GE bring to customers new solutions to improve operating productivity, and to increase system functionality including critical event detection and enhanced alarm verification capability.”
“GE is a very strong and trusted brand and in the world of security, trust is everything,” said Steve Keefer, president and CEO of Monitoring Automation Systems. “We are excited to become a part of the GE family and we are looking forward to further advancements that we can make together in providing GE’s customers with solutions to the issues facing security services providers in today’s environment.”
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