The company also offers a managed access service that leaves the management of your security and access to Johnson Controls. This is especially useful if you don't have the time or manpower to manage access in a small business or across several locations.
Johnson Controls provides top-quality physical credentials, and the smart cards use advanced encryption technology to prevent card cloning. In addition to physical access control, Johnson offers hosted access control, which stores data in the cloud and is easy to scale and manage.
The company integrates with systems such as video surveillance, fire alarms, intrusion alarms, perimeter detection and asset trackers. These features can be tied to your interface, allowing you to customize emergency procedures, suspend credentials and be alerted to suspicious activity.
The largest control panel can support up to 32 doors. If you need more doors covered, you'll need to install more panels. However, you can register an unlimited number of employees to the system.
The available video integration means you can pull up video clips of specific events, such as suspicious entries or break-in attempts. The system has unlimited event history, so you can pull up activity from months or even years ago, which is important for auditing purposes.
The system also lets you keep track of guests, granting visitors temporary access and letting you set their level of access. The access system can double as a time and attendance tracker, letting you know when employees clock in and clock out.
Johnson Controls offers support and advice at every stage of the process, from design to ongoing maintenance, and provides professional installation for electronic, physical and biometric systems. There's a 24/7 telephone support line and a submission form on the company website, which also offers product manuals, technical instructions and videos. You can request training sessions to help you better understand your system.
November 2020: Johnson Controls recently launched its new intelligent access management platform, Tyco Illustra Insight. Tyco Illustra is designed for high-traffic, high-security spaces. It uses AI and learning algorithms to combine access control management software and facial recognition to regulate access while ensuring security.