US: Honeywell has acquired privately held RSI Video Technologies, a provider of intrusion detection systems for commercial and residential security applications under the brand Videofied, for approximately $123 million.
RSI's wireless battery-powered motion detectors with built-in cameras deliver live, high-quality video over the cloud to central monitoring stations and end-users. The acquisition enhances Honeywell's ability to meet the increasing global customer need for video verification, and it also brings a unique do-it-yourself (DIY) offering combined with professional monitoring.
"RSI complements Honeywell's industry-leading security portfolio, and brings significant new technology and software that provides added value to our security dealers and channel partners," said Alex Ismail, president and CEO, Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions.
"The industry has been looking for ways to reduce the burden on local law enforcement resources responding to false alarms," said David Paja, president of Honeywell Security and Fire. "RSI helps reduce false alarms by providing cost-effective indoor and outdoor video verification solutions to dealers and central monitoring stations."
Founded in 2000 and based in Strasbourg, France, with key operations in Minnesota, RSI has one of the largest installed bases of video-verified alarm systems in the world, with more than 1 million installations in more than 60 countries. It has approximately 110 employees in France and the U.S.
RSI will become part of Honeywell Security and Fire, a business unit of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions. Honeywell Security and Fire is a leading global manufacturer of electronic security and life safety technologies for commercial buildings, industrial sites and homes worldwide. With systems installed in millions of buildings and homes worldwide, RSI will benefit from Honeywell's global scale and channels and end-to-end security and fire offerings.