Scutum is expanding its reach in the US market by joining forces with High Rise Fire and Security
Scutum Group has announced that leading US fire alarm and life safety solution provider, High Rise Fire and Security, has joined the group, enabling Scutum Group to enter the United States, a highly strategic market that is expected to register an annual growth rate of 8.5% from 2017 to 2023. High Rise Fire and Security will be part of recently created Scutum North America Inc.
“The integration of High Rise Fire and Security into the group marks an important milestone in our development as we continue to expand our activities internationally,” says Franck Namy, Scutum Group CEO. “High Rise Fire and Security brings a wealth of expertise, including fire detection, remote monitoring and security and is recognized as the best in the region. This reinforces our ability to provide customers with optimal solutions, while accelerating synergies around digital security and fire services.”
Founded in 1992 as a fire alarm service company, High Rise Fire and Security has grown into an industry leader in fire protection and electronic security, currently servicing over 1,900 high rise buildings in New York City. Its 130 employees work on developing comprehensive and cost-effective solutions customized to fit customers’ building or facility, while responding to New York City’s strict building codes and requirements. High Rise Fire and Security utilizes central station facilities that are approved by the New York City Fire Department to monitor commercial fire alarm systems in the five boroughs of New York City.
Scutum Group has evolved from a regional company founded in 1989 to a European group, with a first acquisition in Germany in 2011, followed by others in the UK and Benelux – and now an international group with a presence in North America. The Group has developed a portfolio of customized and innovative solutions in electronic security, fire protection, cyber defense and risk management.