Decision-based system collects information from disparate systems to help minimize risk, enhance operational efficiencies and improve patient satisfaction
Milwaukee – March 27, 2012 – Johnson Controls, a global leader in building efficiency, security and safety, today announced the launch of an out-of-the box security solution for the healthcare industry designed to enhance operational efficiencies, decrease costs and improve patient satisfaction.
Johnson Controls is collaborating with VidSys, the leading provider of physical security information management (PSIM) software, for the solution that collects information from existing disparate security and non-security building systems in one integrated, intelligent, decision-based system.
By analyzing information from systems such as access control, fire and intruder alarms, visitor and identity management, infant abduction, radio frequency location services, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, security operators can quickly manage and resolve situations following standard operating procedure. The collected information will help rule out false alarms and ultimately minimize risk to patients, staff and visitors.
“Johnson Controls has recognized PSIM as a key integration-enabling solution for complex security and building management systems and has built capabilities to develop and deliver this advanced solution for our customers,” said Mike Webster, manager of the Global Security Center of Excellence, Johnson Controls. “We understand that healthcare organizations must provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment, while carrying out their mission to provide premier healthcare services. This customized solution is an invaluable tool for meeting these mission requirements.”
“The overall risks facing healthcare organizations are significant with increasing concerns for employee, patient and visitor safety, the growing need to protect and inspect medical equipment and medicine and ever-changing healthcare regulations,” said Michael O’Dea, vice president of business partnerships, VidSys. “With this new PSIM-based technology, Johnson Controls further enhances its expertise and offerings to the healthcare industry.”
About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com
Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, VidSys provides a transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software platform used to run operations centers for public sector agencies and leading enterprise organizations globally. The platform continuously fuses and instantly correlates vast amounts of data gathered from any number or virtually any type, brand or generation of physical security system or sensor, as well as from networked management applications. The result is actionable intelligence that empowers decision makers from a single organization or multiple entities – however geographically dispersed – to collaborate in real time. By leveraging mobile devices, the software also provides instant situational awareness and mission-critical intelligence to first responders, senior executives or other authorized parties. For more information, please visit www.vidsys.com.