See how UTC plans to enhance its access control and security management services and offerings by acquiring S2 Security

by Brianna Crandall — October 10, 2018 — UTC Climate, Controls and Security has completed its acquisition of S2 Security, which will be combined with UTC’s Lenel to create LenelS2, a global provider of advanced access control systems and services. Through the collective strengths of both companies, LenelS2 will provide scalable, cutting-edge customer solutions in the access control and security management systems industry, serving global enterprises to small- and mid-sized companies. The business is part of UTC Climate, Controls and Security, a provider of fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems and a unit of United Technologies Corp.

Alex Housten, VP and GM, Fire and Security Products, UTC Climate, Controls and Security, stated:

LenelS2 unites two world-class teams with complementary strengths. Together, we have more than 50,000 systems installed worldwide. We look forward to providing enhanced service capabilities and offerings for our customers, and accelerating our access control and video-centric solutions for intelligent buildings across the globe.

Lenel President Jeff Stanek will lead the new organization, and S2 Security Founder and CEO John Moss will serve as chief product officer. The broader leadership team will consist of key members from each company, ensuring that the combined company will bring together the best of both worlds in serving its customers, says UTC. Stanek remarked:

These are two leading brands that share a strong culture of innovation and commitment to customer service. Together, we will harness the power of our talented workforce to better serve the needs of customers and offer them more choices.

Moss added:

The depth of Lenel’s OnGuard platform and BlueDiamond mobile credentialing together with the breadth of S2’s product ecosystem and channel, creates a new offering that is far greater than the sum of its parts. We will continue to advance the capabilities of all product lines, including NetBox and OnGuard.

Lenel is a global provider of advanced security systems and services developing innovative solutions to protect buildings, people and assets. Incorporating open architecture and third-party interfacing, Lenel’s enterprise software manages multiple best-in-class systems to provide a single, seamless security management solution for customers worldwide, including corporate and government segments.

S2 Security is a leading developer of complete enterprise physical security solutions, including access control, video surveillance, event monitoring, digital signage, live Internet-sourced real-time data and information feeds, mobile applications and cloud-based services.