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Johnson Controls Adds to Intelligent Fire Control
Fire product family now includes video analytics
MILWAUKEE – (May 18, 2006) – Johnson Controls, Inc. is expanding its safety and security solutions’ family of intelligent fire control offerings with IFV-1000, a video system designed to identify fires much earlier and at a longer range than conventional detection technologies.
In line with the family of intelligent fire control offerings that provide capabilities above and beyond standard fire devices, the new fire video offering uses video analytics on images from standard surveillance cameras to detect fire indicators such as:
Direct presence of flames within the field of view of the camera.
Presence of a reflected flickering fire light when flames are not directly visible to the camera.
Presence of pluming smoke clouds.
Presence of ambient smoke.
Advanced intrusion detection.
This solution allows security personnel to use existing surveillance cameras to monitor fire and security simultaneously. The IFV-1000 is ideal for facilities with critical assets, large spaces or remote sites, particularly because the system is Internet-enabled for remote monitoring through PDAs.
“Johnson Controls is constantly monitoring the marketplace for solutions that help customers protect their assets,” said Don Albinger, vice president of fire and security product solutions at Johnson Controls. “Using video technology to detect fire and smoke enables customers to enhance their protection and safety as well as leverage their existing technology investments to help control lifecycle costs.”
With the addition of this technology, the intelligent fire control offerings include video, enunciators and panels.
Johnson Controls offers a comprehensive approach to creating and delivering safety and security solutions tailored to specific needs, including fire and smoke detection, access control, video surveillance, perimeter protection, emergency response and master planning. The company works with clients and suppliers around the world to design and implement solutions that deliver simplicity of operation, enhanced effectiveness and cost-effective protection. Johnson Controls can be your single source for turnkey installation and service of fire alarm and integrated security systems in addition to providing support for assessment, planning, and design.
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), founded in 1885, is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com
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