Johnson Controls Acquires SES to Extend Access Control to Critical Infrastructure

Acquisition will enable Johnson Controls to offer keyless access control and data analytics to efficiently protect specialized high-value, critical infrastructure


Technology includes Bluetooth-enabled locks and mobile applications for the security of assets such as cellular and communication towers and sites

The provision of local and off-site access via cellular adds to Johnson Controls robust access control portfolio

Johnson Controls, the global company for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announced recently that it acquired Security Enhancement Systems LLC (SES), a provider of mobile-based, keyless access control solutions used in critical infrastructure, including telecommunication towers for major providers.

“We are committed to providing the best and most complete access control solution to our customers,” said Sanjeev Singh, Vice President, Product Management, Johnson Controls Security Products Business, “This technology allows us to own the entire experience of secure and streamlined access to remote sites and critical infrastructure by service providers. Our customers will benefit from a single, trusted source for security solutions for corporate and other locations.”

SES integration of mobile, cloud and on-premise technology provides a complete solution for multi-site security. SES has pioneered highly optimized and versatile locking solutions for remote sites that include diverse security needs for perimeter control, equipment, shelters and other valuable assets for telecommunication, utilities, transportation and data centers.

“This combination validates our product realization efforts of the past seven years and we are excited that Johnson Controls will bring our technology into its product portfolio,” said Philip Ufkes, SES President and Founder, “This partnership will further benefit our current and future customers by providing a wide array of cost-effective security and productivity solutions.”

SES will add to Johnson Controls’ comprehensive portfolio of security and access control technology available today including security and access controls, video management, security as a service, IP cameras, door controllers and card readers.

Raymond James served as the exclusive financial advisor to SES.


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