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Johnson Controls enters Grade 3 intrusion market

by Andy Clutton

The new EN Grade 3-compliant PowerSeries Pro completes the JCI intrusion product portfolio with integrators now able to single-source a complete electronic security solution for commercial installations from Johnson Controls, according to Jennifer Doctor, the company’s Intrusion Product Management Senior Director.

“The launch of this system provides exciting opportunities for our Tyco installation partners across EMEA to generate new business, as well as consolidate their relationships with their existing end-user clients,” said Jennifer. “They can now recommend the EN Grade 3-compliant PowerSeries Pro to their clients, along with access control and video surveillance solutions which come under the Johnson Controls umbrella.”

Neil Evans, Senior Product Manager says:  “A lot of thought has been put into how we can make life easier for installation engineers and reduce the time they have to be on site. For example, PowerSeries Pro is supplied with removable terminal strips and programming templates, as well as ethernet and Wi-Fi capabilities to reduce installation and system commissioning time. There is also a supporting installers’ app which can be run on a smartphone or tablet to program the system locally.”

PowerSeries Pro also offers a hybrid intrusion security alarm solution by providing the option to install a combination of hardwired and wireless detectors and sensors. With built-in 128-bit AES encryption and cyber protection capabilities, the hybrid option provides an EN Grade 2-equivalent solution which capitalises on PowerG technology – an “invisible wire”. PowerG features multi-channel frequency hopping and provides true two-way wireless communication. It also has the ability to transmit detector activation alerts over long distances.

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