Tyco Acquires Westfire Inc

Tyco announced today the acquisition of Tyco Acquires Westfire IncWestfire Inc., a producer of special hazards fire protection whose operations in the United States will become part of Tyco SimplexGrinnell.

The Tyco acquisition includes Westfire’s US operations and its business in Chile and Peru. Westfire provides critical, special hazard detection and suppression applications in mining, telecommunications and other vertical markets. Westfire’s full range of fire protection capabilities includes hazard analysis as well as system design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance. 

In the United States, Westfire’s vertical market expertise and highly skilled team of engineers and technicians strengthen SimplexGrinnell’s ability to meet the special hazards fire protection needs of customers in the mining, telecommunications, energy and data storage industries.

“Westfire is a powerful addition to Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s capabilities,” said Bob Chauvin, president of SimplexGrinnell. “Westfire’s engineering, installation and service expertise, combined with Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s comprehensive special hazards capabilities, creates an exceptional combination of solutions to help customers throughout North America. In addition, this acquisition expands Tyco’s service capabilities for the mining industry in Chile and provides an entry into the Peruvian market, both of which are important growth markets for Tyco.”

Westfire’s US operations are concentrated in the Western United States, with offices located in Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Seattle. SimplexGrinnell has over 100 company-owned and operated offices in the United States, including offices serving the territories covered by Westfire.

  • Approaching the Education Market with Milestone Approaching the Education Market with Milestone

    Milestone’s Laurie Dickson addresses Open Architecture, new equipment and the cost of entry and upgrading VMS systems over time. She also talks about how K-12 and Higher Education campuses differ in regard to surveillance system needs. Schools have certain guidelines they must follow to protect student identities, and Laurie addresses this question as well.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - November December 2021

    November / December 2021

    Featuring:

    • Navigating System Integration
    • Protecting Premises and People
    • Cashing in Your VMS System
    • Encryption and Compliance
    • Security Breach at 38,000 Feet

    View This Issue

  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Infrastructure Solutions Group
  • Spaces4Learning
  • Campus Security & Life Safety