UTC Climate, Controls & Security

UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a global provider of building technologies offering fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems and services. A wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a $16.7 billion company with 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 180 countries.[4]

UTC Climate, Controls & Security
UTC Building & Industrial Systems (July 2003- renamed UTC Fire & Security April 2005)
IndustryFire detection, Fire suppression, Combustion Control, Physical Security, Electronic Security Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration
Founded2015 (2015)[1]
Key people
Robert McDonough, President[2]
Revenue US$ 17.812 billion (2017)[3]
US$ 3.300 billion (2017)[3]
Number of employees
ParentUnited Technologies Corporation 
WebsiteUTC CCS Website


Based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, UTC Climate, Controls & Security [5] was created by splitting up UTC Building & Industrial Systems into two segments, Otis and UTC Climate, Controls & Security. Otis provides elevator and escalator manufacturing installation, while UTC Climate, Controls & Security’s brands provide building technologies, heating and cooling, fire safety and security and refrigeration products and services.

Through its brands, UTC Climate, Controls & Security dates back to 1818, when Jeremiah and Charles Chubb patented the world’s first detector lock.[6] In 1881, Robert Edwards patented the first electric alarm bell.[7] In 1902, Willis Carrier developed and later patented the first modern air conditioner.[8] And in 1917, Walter Kidde founded the Walter Kidde Company,[9] which produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system for use on board ships.


  • Automated Logic, a building-management solutions company
  • Autronica, a provider of fire and gas safety systems for offshore, maritime and land applications
  • Carrier, a heating, air-conditioning, ventilating and refrigeration solutions company founded by Willis Carrier, the inventor of modern air conditioning
  • Carrier Transicold, a container and truck / trailer transport refrigeration company
  • Chubb, a company that provides fire safety and security solutions, which range from electronic security systems to manned guarding operations
  • Delta Security Solutions, an electronic security company located in France
  • Det-Tronics, a company specialising in industrial fire detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems
  • Edwards, a fire detection and alarm business
  • Fireye, a provider of flame safeguard controls; combustion controls
  • The former GE Security business, a fire and security systems company, acquired in 2010
  • GST, a fire detection and alarm business located in China
  • Interlogix, security and life-safety solutions for residential and commercial applications
  • Kidde, a specialist in fire systems for detection, suppression and fire fighting
  • Lenel Systems International, a security systems and software developer, acquired in 2005
  • Marioff, a water mist fire suppression systems company acquired in 2007
  • NORESCO, a U.S.-based energy services company (Northeast Energy Services Company)
  • Onity, a provider of electronic locks, in-room safes and energy management solutions
  • Supra, lock and key management systems
  • Sicli, a supplier of fire extinguishers and hose reels in France and Switzerland
  • Sensitech, a cold chain solutions provider based in the U.S.
  • Taylor, a manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment to service frozen desserts, beverages and grilled items
  • UTEC, manufactures microprocessor-based controls for the HVAC and refrigeration industries

Products and services

  • Access Control Systems
  • Industrial and Commercial Fire Safety
  • Consumer and Residential Fire Safety
  • Hazard Sensing and Combustion Control
  • Electronic Security
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Transport Refrigeration
  • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning
  • Monitoring and Response
  • Physical Security
  • Cash in Transit
  • Security Personnel
  • Intrusion sensors
  • Digital Video


  1. Lee, Mara (10 September 2015). "UTC Separating Otis From Other Divisions Two Years After Combining Them". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. SIW EDITORIAL STAFF (10 September 2015). "UTC Climate, Controls & Security to operate as standalone business". Security Info Watch. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. "United Technologies Annual Report 2017" (PDF). UTC. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  4. "UTC At a Glance". UTC. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. "United Technologies (UTX) Will Operate Otis Elevator and CCS as Stand-Alone Businesses". Street Insider. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  6. "Charles Chubb British Inventor". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. "Edwards Signaling Company History". Edwards Signaling. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  8. Oremus, Will (15 July 2013). "A History of Air Conditioning". Slate. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  9. "Walter Kidde & Company Aviation Photograph Collection 1930-1950". Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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