Allison Lami Sawyer was once told she wasn’t good enough and needed a real CEO when she was beginning to launch her company, Rebellion Photonics. Now, her company is now being used to improve safety and environmental monitoring globally.

Houston-based Rebellion Photonics, a 10-year-old oil and gas technology company, has been acquired by Fortune 100 technology company Honeywell for an undisclosed amount.

Rebellion uses machine learning and cameras to detect explosions before they happen at rigs and refineries. Through the deal, announced Monday, it will become part of Honeywell’s Safety and Productivity Solutions business that provides a wide range of gas detection technologies, safety gear and software to help workers stay safe and productive.

Rebellion’s technology will also be deployed through Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies business to help manufacturing customers improve safety and compliance.

“Automated visual monitoring is the future of gas leak detection,” Robert Kester, CEO of Rebellion Photonics, said in a news release. “Combining our products with Honeywell’s platform will make this the new industry standard for safety and environmental monitoring globally.”



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