Tyco, Princeton, N.J., announced plans to expand its Global Center of Excellence Network to enable multi-national companies to streamline and standardize their fire and security systems around the world.

Following the success of its Global Center of Excellence (GCoE) in Birmingham, Ala., Tyco is opening and expanding facilities in key areas across the globe designed to emulate this model. The first center of the expansion opened in Denver this year, with Santiago, Chile, scheduled to open in late November. Tyco already has a center in Birmingham, UK, that will align with the global network, and plans to open additional facilities in Asia and India over the next two years.

The Tyco CoEs develop standards, technical specifications and detailed work plans that enable high-quality fire and security installations, while providing customers with remote system audit services to verify functionality and compliance with regional and corporate standards. Since its opening in 2010, the company’s flagship Birmingham center has grown by almost 300%, helping more than 50 Fortune 500 companies streamline and standardize their global integrated fire and security systems.

Serving global customers with a single point of contact, the Global Center of Excellence Network helps minimize risks, preserve profits, automate efficiencies and gain real-time intelligence from a scalable platform offering integrated solutions.

“Our goal is to do more than evolve with industry and technology change; we want to serve as a key player in driving innovation and delivering unique value to our strategic customers,” says George Oliver, chief executive officer. “Customers who leverage our Global Center of Excellence Network benefit from local talent backed by Tyco’s more than 140 years of experience and breadth of technology expertise, freeing them to focus on moving forward with new, differentiated solutions.”

Each Tyco CoE employs a wide range of certified design engineers, computer-aided design operators, program managers, system engineers and other specialists who design and manage the deployment of global fire and security standards for enterprise-level intrusion security, access control, video management, fire systems and integration.