Johnson Controls acquires Gridlogix
MILWAUKEE--Johnson Controls, a global systems integrator and manufacturer, has acquired Gridlogix, a software company based in St. Louis, Mo., furthering its stated goals of being a systems integrator that works with virtually every system in a building.
Gridlogix's EnNET platform allows building management systems to interface with open protocol IT systems to better manage energy, maintenance, physical security and compliance, which makes their facilities more energy efficient and sustainable. The platform is currently operable in many global business segments, including data centers, government, higher education and commercial facilities.
At the recent ASIS International conference, Johnson Controls spoke about making a major push into the integration space, going beyond building controls into IT and physical security (search "Johnson Controls," at www.securitysystemsnews.com).
Gridlogix's software, combined with Johnson Controls Metasys building management system, will allow facility managers greater and more secure connectivity to IT applications. Users can also realize enhanced alarm response capabilities, and increased monitoring and reporting, thus allowing them to aggregate data for enterprise-based reports. Equipped with this greater visibility to energy use, users can make intelligent real-time portfolio decisions.
Terms of the acquisition were not announced.
For more on this story, see the December issue of Security Systems News.