Johnson Controls Acquires SES to Extend Access Control to Critical Infrastructure
- Acquisition will enable Johnson Controls to offer keyless access control and data analytics to efficiently protect specialized high-value, critical infrastructure
- Technology includes Bluetooth-enabled locks and mobile applications for the security of assets such as cellular and communication towers and sites
- The provision of local and off-site access via cellular adds to Johnson Controls robust access control portfolio
Cork, Ireland (April 19, 2022) — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announced today that it acquired Security Enhancement Systems LLC (SES), a provider of mobile-based, keyless access control solutions used in critical infrastructure, including telecommunication towers for major providers.
“We are committed to providing the best and most complete access control solution to our customers,” said Sanjeev Singh, vice president, product management, Johnson Controls Security Products business. “This technology allows us to own the entire experience of secure and streamlined access to remote sites and critical infrastructure by service providers. Our customers will benefit from a single, trusted source for security solutions for corporate and other locations.”
SES integration of mobile, cloud and on-premise technology provides a complete solution for multi-site security. SES has pioneered highly optimized and versatile locking solutions for remote sites that include diverse security needs for perimeter control, equipment, shelters and other valuable assets for telecommunication, utilities, transportation and data centers.
“This combination validates our product realization efforts of the past seven years and we are excited that Johnson Controls will bring our technology into its product portfolio,” said Philip Ufkes, SES president and founder. “This partnership will further benefit our current and future customers by providing a wide array of cost-effective security and productivity solutions.”
SES will add to Johnson Controls’ comprehensive portfolio of security and access control technology available today including security and access controls, video management, security as a service, IP cameras, door controllers and card readers.
Raymond James served as the exclusive financial advisor to SES.
To learn more about Security Enhancement Systems, visit here.
About Johnson Controls:
At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.
With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering, OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world’s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
About Security Enhancement Systems (SES):
SES provides highly innovative, end-to-end remote access solutions that deliver significant field service efficiency improvements while reducing risk and protecting critical infrastructure assets. SES’s security products currently protect tens of thousands of geographically dispersed sites while seamlessly integrating with customers’ enterprise data, alarm systems and internal processes. SES’s software, electronics and high-security locks give authorized users on-demand and time-limited access to remote assets, thereby maintaining unprecedented levels of security and helping operations understand the who, when, where and why of every site visit – all from their smartphones.
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