Johnson Controls Adds Asset Protection to Facility Explorer Building Control System

System now offers HVAC and security control through company's ABCS network


MILWAUKEE - (November 2006) - Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in facility management and control, is expanding its Facility Explorer building control system to include asset protection. Facility Explorer Asset Protection offers customers a comprehensive system of security products in a single, integrated, standards-based solution. The added security capabilities include access control, video surveillance, and alarm management and monitoring.

Johnson Controls is the world's leading provider of advanced hardware and software for integrated building systems. By including asset protection capabilities, Johnson Controls is broadening its ability to offer scalable building control systems that are flexible and suited for a wide range of facility management applications.

Johnson Controls chose the NovusEdge EdgeProtectTM product as the main component of the Facility Explorer Asset Protection solution based on its superior performance. The total solution is available exclusively through the Johnson Controls Authorized Building Control Specialist (ABCS) network.

"Johnson Controls and NovusEdge are leading the industry by offering intelligent building solutions that are IP-based, open, and rooted in IT standards," said Michael Crowe, vice president of technology and engineering at Johnson Controls. "By integrating the EdgeProtect solution into Facility Explorer, we can provide customers with greater efficiency and reduced costs along with the latest in building automation and asset protection technology."

"Customers want intelligent building systems that are based on open standards, providing an integrated, flexible, and single source to manage physical security and environmental control," said Peter Nohren, president and chief executive officer of NovusEdge. "Johnson Controls has a stellar brand and an unmatched reputation for its world class building controls systems. We are pleased to team with Johnson Controls to help provide their Facility Explorer Asset Protection solution."

About NovusEdge

NovusEdge, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leading provider of complete physical security solutions that control access, monitor environments, and manage alerts to protect high value assets. Its EdgeProtect product is the first fully integrated solution that delivers IP-enabled, automated controls via rules-based functions, in real-time, at the point of need. The company's EOE (Edge Operating Environment) architecture utilizes embedded intelligence at the edge of the network that enables automatic and dispersed response in remote locations with reduced impact on network resources. For more information on NovusEdge, visit the company's web site at www.NovusEdge.com.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global leader in interior experience, building efficiency and power solutions. The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has 136,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations serving customers in 125 countries. Founded in 1885, the company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.