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Ava Robotics Powers Johnson Controls’ New Tyco Security Robot

Johnson Controls has selected Ava Robotics to power their new Security Robot. As a global leader, operating in multiple industries, Johnson Controls maintains a strong presence in physical security and access equipment under the Tyco brand. They recently announced the “Security Robot powered by Ava Robotics" as a part of their digital transformation and innovation initiatives. The robot made its debut this week in the Tyco Demo Room & Innovation Center at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference in Orlando.

Further expanding and applying the vision of Ava robots performing a variety of tasks in workplaces, delivering productivity, comfort and safety, the Security Robot is an exciting new direction for Ava's intelligent, mobile robotics technology.

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Ava Robotics Powers Johnson Controls’ New Tyco Security Robot

Cambridge, MA, September 27, 2021 – Johnson Controls has chosen Ava Robotics, a leader in designing and developing intelligent robots for workplace applications to improve human productivity, safety and quality of life, to power its new Tyco Security Robot powered by Ava Robotics. Tyco debuted the robot today in the Tyco Demo Room & Innovation Center at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference in Orlando.

Taking a unified approach to solve existing and emerging challenges within the workplace, including for specific and evolving building and facility security needs, this robot is designed to bring access control, video surveillance and security robotics together for a more comprehensive and efficient solution. In order to better address evolving security and facility monitoring needs, businesses are identifying opportunities to streamline security operations, maximize staffing and automate processes.

The fully autonomous security robot includes sensors, touchscreen and integrates two Tyco Illustra cameras to streamline security operations and increase operational efficiency, creating unprecedented workplace monitoring and security capabilities.

“Ava’s mobile, autonomous and innovative robotics technology helped close the loop of solutions we needed to increase and streamline security operations. The robots observe, monitor and notify staff so they can focus more on taking the right action in real time,” said Jason Ouellette, director of technology & business innovation at Johnson Controls.

The autonomous security robot provides enhanced deterrence and high-quality evidence for investigations, managing repeatable security tasks and enabling security personnel to focus on high-value activities. This combination of robots with existing reporting practices and historical trend analysis can improve the security posture of organizations by uncovering gaps, driving behavioral change and providing data to drive business decisions. The Security Robot provides:

People detection to determine when people are present at unexpected times or locations.

Incident prevention to limit potentially harmful incidents and minimize negative or dangerous interactions.

Monitoring and management for faster reaction to incidents, review incidents remotely, monitor critical equipment and ensure safety is maintained across operations.

Comprehensive security coverage by increasing security patrols and establishing an enhanced physical presence that augments existing monitoring.

Operations beyond traditional security such as the ability to run routine safety inspections on equipment and critical infrastructure across operations and receive sensor data.

“With the current growth and expansion of robots in the workplace, Ava’s work with Johnson Controls serves as another example of applying intelligent, mobile technology to drive better business outcomes and satisfaction. There is growing need for facility-focused robots outside of warehouse robots, and building and operational security is a smart place to focus on,” said Marcio Macedo, cofounder and VP, products at Ava Robotics. “This maps to our strategy to uncover unmet needs in the workplace, especially those that can be solved through robotics and automation.”

“Taking a smarter, more efficient, and purposeful approach to workplace security is a crucial part of building and facility management and overall business operations. The more we can effect better and safer outcomes with automated, sustainable solutions like the Security Robot, the better the work environment becomes for people,” says Osvaldo San Martin, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Security Products

To learn more about how Tyco Security Robots powered by Ava Robotics can help streamline security operations and increase operational efficiency – visit

About Ava Robotics

Leveraging a deep technical heritage at iRobot, Ava Robotics is a leader in designing and developing intelligent robots for workplace applications to improve human productivity, safety, and quality of life. Ava’s fully autonomous, mobile robot applications continue to build upon the strong technology foundation established at iRobot. For more information, visit follow us @avarobotics on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.

With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world's largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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