A message to UTC employees:
We are aware that many of you are upset about IPVM's coverage of UTC / Lenel / Interlogix. It is important to know that your management team has refused repeatedly to speak with us, despite us reaching out over and over, including about these layoffs.
It is absolutely not that we dislike UTC or Lenel or Interlogix. Factual events occur, like these layoffs or your President exiting, yet UTC refuses to provide any input or clarification. Moreover, employees feel so threatened by UTC management that they refuse to talk.
One of the excuses that UTC makes is that being a publicly traded company they cannot talk to media. This is false and is proved repeatedly by various publicly traded companies speaking to IPVM, e.g., Pelco/Schneider (e.g., their layoffs), Axis, Flir, Hanwha, Tyco/JCI, ADI/Honeywell, even Avigilon (e.g., their new COO), etc.
I understand why you are frustrated but if you want to resolve this, share your concerns with UTC management because that is where the issue is. We are happy to talk to UTC and its companies, on or off the record, anytime. It's their choice.