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Johnson Controls unveils latest version of victor and VideoEdge VMS solutions

June 1, 2021SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of the Open Blue digital platforms, has released the latest version of the Tyco American Dynamics victor and VideoEdge video management systems, offering accelerated deployment, more powerful analytics, and optimized video management and control. The powerful victor and Video Edge 5.7 solutions deliver on the Johnson Controls commitment to empower customers with technology to maintain safe...

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Johnson Controls and Alcatraz AI team up

January 6, 2021SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE— Johnson Controls and Alcatraz AI have collaborated to provide a comprehensive suite of AI-powered security solutions and services to meet the growing need for frictionless entry and advanced building security. Leveraging its own data-powered access control technology combined with Alcatraz AI’s advanced facial authentication platform, the Alcatraz Rock, Johnson Controls offers comprehensive solutions to protect occupants and assets from building intruders and enable healthier...

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Johnson Controls strengthens Tyco Illustra Essentials camera range

October 2, 2020SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE—Four new models have been added to Johnson Controls’ Tyco Illustra Essentials IP camera range. The new fourth generation Essentials mini-dome, varifocal mini-dome, bullet and varifocal bullet cameras are all equipped with built-in adaptive IR illumination which enables them to capture up to two megapixel HD resolution images of objects in total darkness up to a distance of 30m (98 ft). These NDAA-compliant, IP67-rated cameras provide protection against everyday elements and...

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Johnson Controls adds AI-driven face mask detection

September 22, 2020SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls recently announced exacqVision 20.09, which offers an integrated, cost-effective face mask detection solution that can quickly put information into the hands of facility decision makers to help maintain safe environments for employees and visitors. Based on AI analytics versus pixel-based analytics, exacqVision 20.09 offers improved accuracy and a scalable, efficient solution for organizations where public health and safety is a priority such as retail stores,...

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Johnson Controls introduces Tyco Software House iSTAR Edge G2

September 14, 2020SSN Staff

CORK, Ireland—The iSTAR Edge G2 provides powerful, flexible and secure access control operation at the network edge enabling cyber-hardened, standalone physical access control. iSTAR Edge G2 provides: An optional PoE module that provides ample power for two doors, while allowing the controller to leverage existing network infrastructure to reduce installation costs;  Local alarm and event buffering in the event communication to the host is interrupted; Users an advanced access...

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Johnson Controls acquires Qolsys

August 5, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

CORK, Ireland—Johnson Controls acquired the remaining stake of Qolsys Inc., a residential and commercial security and smart-home manufacturer, after owning a majority since 2014. The Qolsys founders and leadership team will remain in Silicon Valley (San Jose, Calif.), assuming key roles in Johnson Controls global intrusion business.“We have this overwhelming feeling of not being done,” Qolysys VP Global Sales and Marketing Mike Hackett told Security Systems News, referring to what this...

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Johnson Controls launches contactless skin temperature scanning solution

July 27, 2020SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls announced the launch of its smart elevated skin temperature scanning solution, the Tyco Illustra Pro Thermal EST.A healthy and safe environment starts with a holistic approach that encompasses not only a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) infrastructure, but adds temperature screening among protocols including contact tracing, frictionless entry and exits, and the practice of social distancing.“How we interact with our environments, buildings...

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Johnson Controls implements mandatory furloughs

April 3, 2020SSN Staff

GLENDALE, Wis.—Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) implemented mandatory furloughs for its salaried employees, according to an article in theMilwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Given the unprecedented uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is taking decisive actions across the globe to protect the health of our employees and support our customers,” the company said. “In addition, we are proactively taking steps necessary to help reduce the financial impact in the short-term,...

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Intrusion trends stem from smart home, home automation capabilities

January 2, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of physical intrusion, detection and keeping unauthorized individuals from accessing a particular space is an issue as old as time. Think moats dug around castles of old; concealed traps strategically placed around a particular area; the construction of tall, impenetrable walls protecting what's inside — all the way to modern days, where lives are filled with technologically savvy security systems; all types of locks on doors, cabinets, etc.; passwords...

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ONVIF 2-way audio support available with exacqVISION VMS

December 17, 2019SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls introduces exacqVISION VMS 19.12 that provides enhanced security and communication with new ONVIF 2-way audio support and offers more camera license deployment flexibility for Enterprise Manager customers. Exacq's ONVIF camera integration supports the ability to talk and listen through IP cameras equipped with audio I/O. This new feature is perfect for businesses who utilize entryway cameras to authorize visitors as operators can hear what a visitor is saying and...

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