Johnson Controls introduces the iSTAR Ultra LT Door Controller from Software House, a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that provides a full IP architecture and enterprise level features for small to mid-sized access control deployments. iSTAR Ultra LT centralizes all access control decision processing and secures network communications while allowing end users to use existing infrastructure and Power over Ethernet capabilities to reduce costs.
Johnson Controls announced that its American Dynamics victor Video Management Software now integrates with the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System from Shooter Detection Systems, providing users with an automated solution to react in real-time to shots fired in a facility. By reducing the margin of human error, the solution helps to eliminate costly false alerts while enhancing the overall security of any school, business or public venue building.
exacqVision 8.6 offers a host of new features that improve the user experience and overall system protection. exacqVision’s search capabilities now let users leverage event information from intrusion and access control systems for a more comprehensive security picture. This release also makes it easier for organizations to tag and retain important video. Every release provides an opportunity to provide more stringent protections against cyber-attacks, and 8.6 now offers complex passwords and system lockout criteria, making exacqVision a more hardened VMS than ever before.
Johnson Controls today announced its board of directors has appointed Lynn Minella vice president, chief human resources officer effective June 14. She will also serve as a corporate officer. Minella succeeds Simon Davis who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
In a May 2017 letter to its customers, Johnson Controls announced that it would begin phasing out the Tyco Security Products brand. David Grinstead, vice president and general manager of security products for Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions division, stated that the Tyco name itself would be retained as a security technology brand within the company’s product portfolio but that Tyco Security Products as a business unit would take on the Johnson Controls brand.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected John Steele, Senior Director of Government Relations, Johnson Controls, as 2016 SIA Committee Chair of the Year for his work with the SIA Government Relations State and Local Policy Working Group. With this award, SIA honors Steele for his work in advocacy on behalf of the security industry in dialogs with state and local governments. SIA Chairman Denis Hebert will present the 2016 Committee Chair of the Year Award to Steele at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 4, 2016, during ISC West.
In an effort to improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls, a global leader in energy efficiency, integrated solutions and building controls, announces a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. The agreement will help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure from those with malicious intent.
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) and Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) announced the senior executive team that will lead the combined company following the close of their planned merger, which is expected on or around Oct. 1, 2016. As previously announced, at the effective time of the merger, Johnson Controls chairman and chief executive officer Alex Molinaroli will be appointed to the same role for the combined company. Tyco chief executive officer George Oliver will serve as president and chief operating officer, with responsibility for the operating businesses and leading the integration, and will become a director on the new company’s board. Mr. Molinaroli will serve as chairman and chief executive officer for 18 months after the closing. At that time, Mr. Oliver will become chief executive officer and Mr. Molinaroli will become executive chair for one year, after which Mr. Oliver will become chairman and chief executive officer.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has brought on board Thomas O’Connell as the new Manager of A&E Business Development for North America.
Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, he will report directly to Mike Taylor, Director of Sales for North America, with a focus on working with A&E consultants who specify large security projects.
The San Francisco 49ers were building a new stadium for use beginning in the 2014 NFL football season. Johnson Controls, Inc., (JCI) was awarded the security portion of the new stadium and presented Genetec’s Security Center. After the successful installation of several demonstration units which were used to film and record all of the pre-season 49er practices, Veracity COLDSTORE was selected as the best possible solution for the 49ers over the solid-state solution that had been initially expected to provide storage.