Johnson Controls has recently won the opportunity to upgrade security at Lonmin, the world's third largest primary platinum producer. It is the only company in a field of 11 contenders that could fully meet Lonmin's requirements.
The solution will enable Lonmin to leverage its existing investment in security solutions and will include integrated and automated CCTV and access control systems that introduce advanced features such as analytics, diagnostics and sophisticated control algorithms.
Neil Cameron, GM at Johnson Controls systems and service Africa, saya: "A crucial part of the initial feasibility study was the assessment of in-depth defence issues such as redundancy in the event of first-line-of-defence failure. A further specification was that the solution selected had to be a 'high level recommended integrated security system that incorporates international best practices'."
Lonmin's selection process was thorough.
"Johnson Controls won this contract based on not only the advanced functionality of our systems and the world-class best practices built into our solutions, but on our ability to create a customised solution that extended Lonmin's investment in its existing home grown security system," says Cameron.
"The P2000 solution offers the capability to integrate to a broad spectrum of third-party products, which meant we could customise the product, and the solution, to suit their needs."
To illustrate the need for customisation, he notes that there are a large number of cameras and readers already in place.
New cameras with IP recorders must be integrated into this system. And the CCTV system must interface to the P2000 access control system where various security related systems are also already in place and must be incorporated.
"This is a strategic contract for Johnson Controls as it positions us as a supplier of world class security solutions. It also demonstrates our ability to adapt Johnson Controls' solutions to specific applications.
"We are keenly aware that when it comes to security there is no one-size-fits-all. We thus build our solutions on open systems, and to keep our customers one step ahead, continuously apply high level R&D to ensure cutting edge functionality is incorporated in our products."