High Rise Fire and Security to join Scutum Group

NYC fire and security specialist plans for further expansion and growth
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—High Rise Fire and Security announced that it has joined the Scutum Group and will be a part of recently created Scutum North America Inc., a deal that will help High Rise to continue its growth and expansion plans.

"We are excited about this partnership with Scutum Group, which marks a new milestone in our company’s development,” High Rise Fire and Security Co-president Robert Aiello told Security Systems News. “We believe that Scutum Group’s 30-year expertise will enable us to expand into the electronic security market and expand our reach to a larger geographical area. We will also benefit from new technologies they are integrating in their solutions such as Artificial Intelligence or cyber security."

Founded in 1992 as a fire alarm service company, High Rise Fire and Security now handles fire protection and electronic security, currently servicing more than 1,900 high-rise buildings in New York City. The company’s 130 employees work on developing comprehensive and cost-effective solutions customized to fit a customers’ building or facility, while responding to New York City’s strict building codes and requirements.

"We’ve already accomplished a lot over the past 30 years and are proud to be amongst the leading fire and security companies in New York Metropolitan area,” High Rise Fire and Security Co-President Michael Vitarelli told SSN. “We are now ready to accelerate our development with the support of Scutum Group. We will bring to Scutum Group our unique expertise in fire and feel this is a win-win partnership for both companies and will make us both stronger."

Scutum Group CEO Franck Namy said that 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. 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.”

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.