Johnson Controls' Magos Radar Technology

Sept. 28, 2017
Innovative solution offers Johnson Controls customers proven affordable and effective perimeter protection
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MILWAUKEE – September 26, 2017 – As part of Johnson Controls continued commitment to providing customers with the most advanced and innovative solutions, the company will offer Magos Systems perimeter protection radar to the North American commercial security market, which will be showcased at ASIS International’s 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, TX. This radar technology is suitable for a wide variety of security applications and can be implemented in facilities ranging from oil & gas production sites, utility substations, campus environments, ports, to smaller sites such as data centers, warehouses, car lots and construction sites.

While radars traditionally were affordable only to governments, militaries and highly budgeted entities, now Magos can provide a cost-effective solution to commercial security clients, that is simple to implement and works in all weather conditions. The cutting-edge technology helps reduce false alarms, cut down on the number of security cameras and eliminate the need for constant monitoring.

“We recognized a need from our customers in North America for a low cost and effective perimeter protection solution,” said Joe Oliveri, vice president and general manager, security, for Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions, North America. “After carefully examining options for superior perimeter protection solutions, we determined that Magos offers the most robust and lucrative technology and can become a game-changing offering. Johnson Controls teams evaluated the system through a series of customer-pilots for over a year, and results exceeded expectations. We are confident this revolutionary product will improve the efficiency of security systems for our customers.”

Drexel University, a leading global research university located in Philadelphia, PA, was looking for ways to mitigate risks and deter unwanted visitors on their sports fields. “We are always looking for innovative efficient solutions to meet our security challenges. Our team at Johnson Controls introduced us to Magos to address perimeter protection issues,” said Joseph Spera, Director of Operations, Drexel Public Safety. “With our previous solution the area was vulnerable to unwanted visitors and damage, and real-time detection was impossible. With the new solution, including a Magos radar unit and a PTZ camera, we are notified of breaches as they occur and are now able to effectively deal with issues and mitigate risks, dispatching patrol when needed.”

The reselling, distribution and integration agreement with Magos emerged from Johnson Controls Open Innovation, a program launched to foster collaborations between the company, customers and cutting-edge technologies by startups. For more information about the solution and other emerging technologies from JCI Open Innovation, visit the Johnson Controls ASIS booth #4119, or visit

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next-generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions

Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.

About Magos Systems

Magos Systems was established in 2008 with the vision to provide advanced radar technology to the security and perimeter protection and detection market. The company specializes in high performance and low power consumption radar, which can be easily integrated with existing VMS, PSIM and other control software for a cost-effective and easily maintained solution. For more information, visit

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