Johnson Controls has acquired Esotec, a provider of security systems and integration, and managed services for government, national heritage and other high-profile facilities operators in the UK.
Oxford based Esotec’s services span installation, maintenance and support, and design and consultancy delivering end-to-end security solutions including CCTV, intrusion detection systems (IDS), video analytics and remote monitoring. It offers 24-hour, year-round corrective and preventative maintenance and advice on bespoke upgrades, as well as threat and vulnerability assessments.
“Esotec is an excellent business with strong customer relationships, that perfectly complements our UK security business,” said Richard Jones, General Manager, Fire & Security at Johnson Controls UK&I. “The team, led by Andy Durham and Dave Oliver, will bring invaluable skills and customer relationships to our existing team, and together we have a huge opportunity for growth over the coming years.”
The acquisition allows Johnson Controls to take advantage of Esotec’s understanding of security requirements in the high security domain and bring its specialist services directly to a nationwide customer base, rather than relying on subcontractors for installation service contracts. In addition, it brings opportunities for Johnson Controls to introduce OpenBlue Secure digital solutions, such as Active Responder and Risk Insight to new audiences and verticals.