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SEP 2017

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Page 34 of 46 S E p TEM b ER 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS suppliers 28 Post merger, JCI stronger Trust dormakaba for solutions that provide the perfect blend of form, flexibility and function. Our comprehensive line of networked access systems, electronic access controls, wireless and stand-alone access solutions are designed for multihousing, healthcare, financial, retail, transportation and commercial applications with a single goal in mind—making access in life smart and secure. Visit us at ASIS; Dallas, TX, Sept 26-28 Booth 2321 Visit New E-Plex RFID 7900 New Keyscan iClass ® SEOS ® high frequency readers and credentials RCI Electronic Access Controls Smart access begins with end-to-end solutions. E-Plex Electronic keyless, wireless access controls New Mobile Credentials Continued from page 1 together to look at a shared his- tory of the two organizations and what the future holds for the new organization." He continued, "As we went through that process, what was striking to me were how many similarities there were along the way, and I think that is a testament to why this integration makes so much sense. And as we are going through that from a cultural perspec- tive, there is a lot of work going on in terms of leveraging the terrific relationships that we have with cus- tomers across the different lines of business—fire, security, HVAC and controls—where we are now able to bring in a broader portfolio of at the upcoming ASIS International show in Dallas this month. "And we also look at the other brands in the portfolio that have strong equity continuing to play a role in different ways. For example, the Tyco brand, which has strong brand equity in security is evolving right now to be a technology platform and brand, and that makes sense when you consider that our Tyco Security Products busi- ness is a products business. So those brands will stay a part of what we call our 'famous brands' portfolio." In regard to the Tyco systems inte- gration side of the business, Monaco said it "is going to become even stronger, and that [the integration business] is a really big complement to everything that we do. When we look at the scale of the business, in terms of the depth of expertise that we have and the number of technicians that we have in every market around the country, it really is unmatched." One area that Johnson Controls will continue to expand is its cloud- based solutions. "Our customers like that the cloud reduces their upfront costs, provides more built-in functionality over time and makes it easier for them to manage their systems," said Monaco. "It also gives them greater flexibility in terms of future proof- ing technology that doesn't require them to rip and replace. We have a variety of cloud-based services that we actually lead with for our customers, because they are very much interested in the benefits that come with that kind of platform." The cloud is also helping the com- pany leverage the massive amount of data that is being produced by systems. "We have systems embed- ded in so many buildings around the world that some of the work we can do, and that we are doing, around leveraging information that we are getting from those systems is help- ing our customers solve a variety of problems, like false alarms," Monaco explained. Overall, the new Johnson Controls is an organization that is "focused like a laser beam on delivering an unparalleled customer experience in support of driving growth," said Monaco. "So it is this idea of deliver- ing exceptional service bundled with providing innovation solutions, that is really going to spur the growth of the company." Johnson Controls has approxi- mately 13,600 employees spread out across 445 office locations worldwide, generating nearly $7.9 billion in gross revenue in 2016. SSN services to solve a broader range of needs for our customers." From a branding perspective, the companies have been working to create a strategy that is "organized around Johnson Controls as the go- to-market brand globally," he said, noting that that process will take place over the course of the next 12 to 18 months, and will be evident Continued from page 27 qolsys end-to-end encryption, includ- ing cloud token authentication, the encrypted Qolsys S-Line sensors with backward com- patibility to the standard 319.5 Mhz frequency, Z-Wave Plus by Sigma Designs, and Dual Path communication over cellular and Wi-Fi. Overall, Hackett said the new panel represents how much the company is "laser focused on the user experience," whether it is the dealer or the end user. "The end-user experience should be easy and intuitive with a metric around increas- ing usage, ultimately reducing attrition for dealers." SSN

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