Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has acquired privately owned US Digital Designs, Inc., a provider of alerting and dispatch communications services to enhance first responders’ efficacy.

The deal will integrate into Honeywell’s fire and connected life safety services business and expand the firm’s line of services for public safety communications. The combined firm will securely transmit detailed date regarding information about the emergency.

“Honeywell’s scale, global reach and commercial relationships will enable even more fire stations to access our solutions, helping to create safer communities,” said Dominic Magnoni, vice president, chief mechanical engineer and chief operating officer, US Digital Designs.

“We are pleased to join the Honeywell team and support its efforts to add more automation and digitization to the public safety communications process,”said Todd Smith, president and chief electrical engineer, US Digital Designs. “Reducing response times means we can protect more people, buildings and their assets.”