Smart building solution provider Johnson Controls is delivering essential products, services, and personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company’s chairman and CEO, George Oliver, said.
“At times like these, it is critically important to reach out and let people know that we are here and that we continue to help hospitals, pharmacies and other essential businesses as needed to continue their operations,” said Oliver.
The company said that it first responded to the developing crisis in Wuhan, China, where its local personnel immediately worked to fulfill the urgent need for new hospitals.
As the crisis evolved, the company implemented local and regional contingency plans across the globe assuring employee safety and customer support. Johnson Controls service teams continues to support critical infrastructure while the company’s offices, branches and manufacturing facilities remain open and operational with increased sanitation practices and restricted visitor policies. Johnson Controls is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a critical manufacturer.
Oliver pledged to local and state officials the company will do whatever is needed to keep essential products, services, and personnel up and running.
Among the critical building infrastructure offerings Johnson Controls provides are:
HVAC – These products and services are essential to hospitals and operating rooms and are necessary to continue to run almost all of the Critical Infrastructure Sectors recognized by the Department of Homeland Security, the company said. Properly ventilated buildings are critical to improve air quality and prevent the spread of disease and secondary infection. The firm noted that it is essential to maintain these systems and keep them in service where people continue to live and work.
Industrial Refrigeration – Johnson Controls said that its equipment is essential in many industries, from food and beverage processing to the petrochemical industries, both recognized as critical infrastructure sectors.
Security – Security systems are even more critical now to ensure essential facilities are safe and secure, the company added. Security cameras, access control and other security systems are vital to protect people, infrastructure and inventory.
Fire – The firm said its fire systems and services must be maintained to keep people and property safe, from fire detection products through sprinkler systems and portable fire extinguishing equipment.