Author: Linda Haury, Senior Marketing Executive
Published: Thu, Oct 18, 2018

With over 20,000 attendees and 550 exhibitors from more than 113 countries, it’s hard to believe that another Global Security Exchange (GSX), formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, has come and gone. The conference offered a great opportunity for Johnson Controls to explore the current security landscape, exchange key ideas and best practices with industry peers, and showcase our own technologies and innovations that are driving the future of security.

This year, educational presentations and panel sessions led by industry experts took the spotlight. Johnson Controls executives participated in several discussions, including one around driving the future security workforce and closing the gender gap featuring Lisa Roy, vice president of commercial sales for Johnson Controls Building Solutions North America and another focused on how to mitigate the vulnerabilities surrounding connected building systems featuring Jason Rosselot, CPP, CISP, director of global product security at Johnson Controls. Our business development team also led presentations highlighting the emerging and evolving technology and connected systems that can help combat advanced security threats. In all conversations with attendees, it was clear that the security industry shares the same goal in our desire to continue to move the innovation needle.

Along with participating in thought leadership opportunities, Johnson Controls was proud to announce its recent partnership with Everbridge on at the show. The collaboration will provide organizations with a Critical Event Management (CEM) platform to rapidly notify stakeholders in active shooter situations with event details and instructions to help manage the overall response to the threat. As we’re dedicated to supporting our customers with best-in-class technology, this relationship will help them gain the ability to receive comprehensive communications, location awareness and contextual content to help keep their people safe and their business running smoothly.

Lastly, we can’t forget about the next-generation technologies we highlighted in our booth, focused on empowering our customers with safer, smarter and more sustainable solutions. New technologies from our JCI Open Innovation – such as ContinUse and Radio Physics – were on display. ContinUse is a groundbreaking sensor technology that enables authentication from a distance based on an individual’s unique heartbeat signature and continuous monitoring of vital signs, while Radio Physics is a noninvasive autonomous detection that monitors for person borne concealed weapons and can be used indoors or outdoors operating in a range of up to 100 feet.

We look forward to what the next year in security has in store and are prepared to keep proactively addressing customer issues of today and in the future. We’ll see you next year in Chicago for GSX 2019!

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