Allegion India Pvt. Ltd, a leading provider of security products and solutions, has launched an engineering center in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The center comprising two business divisions—Engineering Center and Trading of Security Technologies business—would design and develop activities for a variety of safety and security products for both residential and commercial markets across India and the globe.
The India Engineering and Technology center is at the forefront of innovation and development, supporting many of Allegion’s global product lines. The products include automatic doors, electronic locks for commercial and residential applications, access control systems and time and attendance systems. The company would work on design and development of all kinds including electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, etc. of security and time management related products/instruments/equipment, software, appliances, etc.
Todd Graves, Vice President, Engineering and Technology, Allegion, plc, said, “Allegion’s investment in research and development capabilities in India demonstrates the creativity, skill and commitment of the team in Bengaluru. The type of engineering talent found here is not only in demand, but would be instrumental in pioneering the next century of innovation. Allegion has already invested more than $500,000 to fund the new facility, with an annual spend projected to be nearly $3.3 million in the first year.”
The Bengaluru center, which currently has 80 employees, would design and develop various security and time management related products like biometric technologies, mechanical and electric locks, door knobs and levers, CCTVs, portable security products, cables, and software which analyses access systems. Other operations include research and development, design, and software customisation and conceptualisation. ”We will be hiring approximately 20 more engineers to make this Allegion’s biggest engineering center outside of the US.” Graves added.
Boasting of global and Indian clients like The Marriott, The Taj, ICICI Bank, ITC hotel group, Leela Hotel group, Persistent Technologies, BPCL etc, Allegion’s new engineering center would continue to provide customised and tailored security solutions for verticals like residential, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, commercial real estate and government bodies.
Allegion debuted in December 2013 as a standalone, publicly-traded company following the spinoff of the commercial and residential security businesses from Ingersoll Rand. As a $2 billion provider of security solutions for homes and businesses, Allegion employs more than 7,800 people and sells products in more than 120 countries across the world. Allegion comprises 23 global brands, including strategic brands CISA, Interflex, LCN, Schlage and Von Duprin.