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Johnson Controls and Alcatraz AI collaborate to provide AI-powered security solutions and services

Johnson Controls, a provider of smart and sustainable buildings, and the architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, 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...

What will be the security industry’s biggest challenge in 2021?

What a year 2020 was for the security industry! There were vast challenges that could not have been foreseen at the beginning of the year. It is safe to say that the events of 2020 defied all industry prognosticators. However, is that any reason not to hope our expectations looking ahead to 2021 will be much closer to reality? Can we possibly benefit from looking ahead and trying to plan for the challenges of the year ahead? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the se...

Johnson Controls announce Metasys Release 11.0 to maximise building operations and modernise systems

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company in the field of smart and sustainable building solutions, has announced the release of its latest version of the Metasys Building Automation System (BAS), the Metasys Release 11.0, which delivers enhanced system performance and new cyber security & diagnostics capabilities. The system’s new and updated features will help owners and operators identify and solve issues to avoid equipment failure and excessive energy use, while also providi...

Johnson Controls announces an integration with Tyco Kantech EntraPass and StoneLock GO for touchless authentication

Johnson Controls, the provider of smart and sustainable buildings and the architect of OpenBlue digital platforms, is announcing the integration with Tyco Kantech EntraPass and StoneLock GO for opt-in ‘faceless’ recognition, designed to protect users by safeguarding their privacy without the use of photographs, while eliminating the need to physically touch the reader. Combining StoneLock GO with Kantech EntraPass security management software offers a completely contactless, univers...

Looking back at 2020: Security mergers and acquisitions continue despite COVID-19

Consolidation continued in the physical security marketplace in the turbulent year 2020. There were several mega-deals in addition to shuffling among small and medium-sized companies. Here is a sampling of M&A from this year, compiled from our archive of company news. With the changing economic climate, how much more is ahead in 2021? Stay tuned. Wesco merges with Anixter WESCO International, Inc., a provider of business-to-business (B2B) distribution, logistics services and supply chain...

Johnson Controls and Microsoft Corporation announce global partnership and integration between OpenBlue and Azure Digital Twins

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned provider of smart and sustainable building solutions, and Microsoft Corp., the multi-national company for software and computer solutions, have announced a global collaboration to digitally transform how buildings and spaces are conceived, built and managed. Microsoft Corp. also announced the general availability of Microsoft Azure Digital Twins. OpenBlue Digital Twin As a key partner for Azure Digital Twins, Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue Digital Twin...

Johnson and Microsoft collaborate by launching integration between OpenBlue Digital Twin and Azure Digital Twins

Johnson Controls, the pioneer in smart and sustainable buildings, and Microsoft Corporation announces a global collaboration to digitally transform how buildings and spaces are conceived, built and managed. Microsoft also announced the general availability of Microsoft Azure Digital Twins. As a key partner for Azure Digital Twins, Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue Digital Twin is a comprehensive platform that will support the entire ecosystem of building and device management technologies with d...

Johnson Controls releases findings of its 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey

Johnson Controls, the global renowned company in the field of smart and sustainable building solutions, released the findings of its annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, which found that more than half of organisations plan to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart building technology next year, comparable with investment trends after the 2010 recession. Of the factors determining investment, the majority (85 percent) said that reducing energy costs was a ver...

How can remote or internet-based training benefit security?

Internet-based training has long provided a less-expensive alternative to in-person classroom time. There are even universities that provide most or all of their instruction online. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded acceptance even more and increased usage of internet-based meeting and learning tools. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How can remote or internet-based training benefit the physical security market?

Johnson Controls announces the launch of Tyco American Dynamics victor Application Servers for video management

Johnson Controls, the global provider of smart and sustainable buildings and architect of the OpenBlue digital platforms, introduces the Tyco American Dynamics victor Application Servers. These servers are ideal when managing video from VideoEdge NVRs via the victor VMS. Scalable from single-site locations to enterprise-level deployments (SAS and MAS), these servers are available in several form factors with distinct configurations to simplify ordering and installation and come with full servic...

Johnson Controls announce its C•CURE 9000 security system integration with HID Global’s Origo Mobile Identities and Seos technology

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned technology provider for smart and sustainable buildings and architect of the OpenBlue digital platforms, announced the integration of its Tyco Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management system with HID Global’s Origo Mobile Identities and Seos credential technology. This integration allows for the secure storage and over-air provisioning of access credentials to an end user’s smartphone to be used in lieu of a traditional ac...

What are the new trends and opportunities in video storage?

Video storage has been a challenge since the days of VCRs and videotape. Storing images is a central need for any video systems, especially one that is focused on the forensic and investigative aspects of video. Today, digital video is stored on hard drives and even in the cloud. Increasingly, video is considered “data” that drives a variety of video analytics and even artificial intelligence (AI) applications. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new tren...