Honeywell is one of the world's largest companies, named as on the prestigious Fortune 100 list, which is no surprise considering their incredibly diverse portfolio of products which touch on nearly every important area of modern technology: energy, safety and security, and even aerospace. Honeywell's incredible focus on performance and quality makes their security products unparalleled.
Tracing its roots back to 1885 when the unfortunately named Albert Butz patented the furnace regulator and alarm, then forming Butz Thermo-Electric Regulator Company in Minneapolis, MN on April 23, 1886. In 1927, Butz's company, which had been acquired many years earlier, merged with the Honeywell Heating Specialty Company which was started by Mark Honeywell, an impressive inventor in his own right, located in Wabash Indiana. The company changed its name to Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company, and soon thereafter, the company had become the largest producer of high-quality jeweled clocks.
The rest of Honeywell's history is replete with acquisitions in all sorts of sectors, and impressive feats such as its contribution to the US war effort in 1942 known as the electronic autopilot. In 1955 Honeywell entered the computer business when it joined forces with Raytheon Corporation's Datamatic. Their first computer system weighed nearly 50,000 pounds and took up 6,000 square feet. Just two years later, Honeywell acquired a fire detection and alarm business which began Honeywell's entrance into what has become, perhaps, the business most synonymous with the Honeywell name: home security. Honeywell officially changed its name to Honeywell Inc. in 1963, though it had been colloquially referred to by that name for some 40 years already.
Since then, Honeywell has become the leader in home security, seeing their environmental controls, life safety products and security systems put into millions of homes in the United States and throughout the world. The quality of their products have preceded them to such an extent that their sensors were used by NASA in the now-famous Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong mission which ended in the first ever walk on the moon.
The quality of their products is unprecedented, which is why Alarm Grid is proud to present and strongly endorse the quality of the full line of Honeywell's security systems and sensors, home automation controllers and life safety products.