Delivering a Smart, Secure, and Healthy Learning Environment to Schools

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K12 Education
Johnson Controls and K-12 Education
Johnson Controls provides robust, innovative, and multi-layered security solutions to schools, fully protecting school grounds, students, and administration from unplanned events and potential risks.

Our Solutions

  • Access Control
  • Video Surveillance
  • Intrusion
  • Unified Platform
Access Control
Johnson Controls’ access control solutions monitor the entire school grounds - from entrances and exits, to doors and hallways throughout the school. Use different methods for readers and credentials, such as wireless locks to forgo the need for physical keys. 
Video Surveillance
Robust video security solutions are vital to keeping students, faculty and staff safe. With on-the-edge AI and analytics providing advanced insights, our video surveillance solutions ensure there is high visibility into activities occurring on school grounds.
For schools, identifying potential physical threats at the earliest point is integral. With technology such as perimeter radar detection, monitor school premises from untoward incidents before they happen. Our intrusion detection offers real-time alerts, enabling a faster response to mitigate risk.
Unified Platform
With our integrated solution, schools can consolidate their physical security solution to one platform. Unified security delivers enhanced visibility along with streamlined management and information reporting. This allows schools to take a more comprehensive approach and leverage greater customization in its security needs.

K-12 Education Challenges


Diverse Architecture and Infrastructure

In the K-12 sector, schools often operate in more than one building, ranging from the typical classroom to sport facilities, and auditoriums – most of which are accompanied by parking lots. With such disparate buildings, it’s critical to provide customizable security solutions. Johnson Controls provides a broad range of video surveillance, access control, and intrusion solutions to secure areas across school grounds.


Lack of Visibility into Daily School Occurrences

A school is an active environment with many events occurring simultaneously, creating the need to keep track of visitors, students, and faculty on campus. With Johnson Controls’ AI/ Analytics and investigative approach to security, schools can better track specific student behavior (such as vaping or bullying)  across school grounds.


Availability and System Continuity

Security systems need to be continuously available and remain resilient during any kind of power outage. This can be as simple as Network Video Recorders with dual power supplies and operating systems to RAID storage to protect recorded video. With built-in methods of redundancy and flexible system architecture, your system will remain operational 24/7.



Due to the complexity of schools’ security systems, the investment is often costly and complicated. Johnson Controls provides solutions with lower total cost of ownership through built-in features and integration with older hardware.  


Cybersecurity and Protection of Data

Johnson Controls' approach is preventative and proactive, with native and certificate-based encryption. In addition, Johnson Controls employs over 250 engineers specialized in cybersecurity working to identify current and future threats and provide real time resolutions.

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Communication in Crises

Johnson Controls' security solutions can integrate a mass notification system, which provides alerts to students, faculty, and staff based on threat level. Mass notification is crucial to provide information quickly and successfully during weather or on-campus emergencies.

Why Johnson Controls?

Johnson Controls has been the leader in commercial video surveillance for 50+ years. With our comprehensive portfolio of brands designed to fit the needs of a business with one location or thousands of locations, we can help design your ideal security solution.

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Compliance and Cybersecurity
Compliance and Cybersecurity
Johnson Controls designs cybersecurity into our product and solution offerings and endeavors to protect those solutions (including software, hardware and hosted services) to secure your data and operations across the risk management lifecycle. Our secure product practices include the design, sourcing, development, deployment, servicing, support and retirement of products. All new Johnson Controls commercial products are developed under governance of our cybersecurity policies, standards and guidelines, which includes requirements for product testing and vulnerability management. 
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Critical Solutions for School Grounds

• Perimeter Radar Detection
• Vape Detection
• Body Worn Cameras
• Intercom and Visitor Management
• Gunshot Detection
• Mass Notification and Lockdown
• Wireless Locks

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Improving safety at Sheridan School District

"Heaven forbid we have to find out about shooter detection. But, the idea that the police and the first responders know where somebody would be and can anticipate their movement and get there quickly, it is just a tremendous difference for us." 

-- Pat Sandos, Superintendent, Sheridan School District in Englewood, CO. 


Strategically enhancing security at Bennett Day School

"In a secure environment, learning flourishes..." "You want to provide a learning environment that is welcoming, inviting, engaging to families and prospective families and children. Safety needs to enable the educational environment, providing a place for the discovery process to take place." 

-- Kate Cicchelli, Chief Academic Officer and Principal of Bennett Day School in Chicago, IL


Simplifying security at Oxford School District

"We know who is inside the building at all times now, verses at the old school you would see this person walking down the hall and have to stop and talk to them." 

-- Mario Weekley, School Safety Officer for Oxford School District, Oxford Police Department in Oxford, MS

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