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NovusEdge™ EdgeProtect™ Chosen as Main Component of Johnson Control’s Asset Protection Solution

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IP-based asset protection suite adds access control, video surveillance and alarm measures to Facility Explorer

AUSTIN, TEXAS – (December 18, 2006) – NovusEdge, Inc., a principal provider of complete physical security solutions, announced today their IP-enabled EdgeProtect has been chosen as main component of Johnson Controls, Inc’s Facility Explorer Asset Protection solution.

The NovusEdge EdgeProtect solution delivers every capability for complete asset protection in a single, integrated solution. Modularly designed, IP-enabled, and built on open standards, EdgeProtect offers customers access control, video surveillance, and alarm management capabilities in a flexible and scalable system.

Johnson Controls chose EdgeProtect for its Facility Explorer Asset Protection system based on its superior performance, reduced complexity and ability to accommodate growth and change—easily and cost-effectively. It is available exclusively through the Johnson Controls Authorized Building Control Specialist (ABCS) network.

“Johnson Controls and NovusEdge are leading the industry by offering intelligent building solutions that are IP-based, open and rooted in IT standards,” said Michael Crowe, vice president of technology and engineering at Johnson Controls. “By integrating the EdgeProtect solution into Facility Explorer, we can provide customers with greater efficiency and reduced costs along with the latest in building automation and asset protection technology.”

contemporary “Customers want intelligent building systems that are based on open standards, providing an integrated, flexible and single source to manage physical security and environmental control,” said Peter Nohren, president and chief executive officer of NovusEdge. “Johnson Controls has a stellar brand name and an unmatched reputation for its world class building controls systems. We are pleased to partner with Johnson Controls to help provide their Facility Explorer Asset Protection software.”

About NovusEdge
NovusEdge, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leading provider of complete physical security solutions that control access, monitor environments, and manage alerts to protect high-value assets. Its EdgeProtect product is the first fully integrated solution that delivers IP-enabled, automated controls via rules-based functions, in real time, at the point of need. The company’s EOE (Edge Operating Environment) architecture utilized embedded intelligence at the edge of the network that enables automated and dispersed response in remote locations with reduced impact on network resources. For more information on NovusEdge, visit the company’s web site at

About Johnson Controls, Inc.
Johnson Controls is a global leader in interior experience, building efficiency and power solutions. The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise. Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) has 136,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations serving customers in 125 countries. Founded in 1885, the company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For additional information, please visit


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