DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion panel from Johnson Controls first in France to receive new cyber security certification

Johannesburg, 16 May 2018

Johnson Controls has announced that the PowerSeries Neo intrusion panel from DSC is the first intrusion alarm panel to be awarded the NF & A2P certification for cyber security protection from CNPP, the French national authority for risk prevention and control.

The groundbreaking NF & A2P certification was awarded to DSC PowerSeries Neo under a newly created category that evaluates and certifies a security product's cyber security readiness. The certification recognises PowerSeries Neo's ability to withstand cyber attacks, using 128-bit AES encryption technology on Ethernet and cellular communication paths, ensuring the integrity of the system even in the event of an IP network failure.

"Security system installers, businesses and homes in France can now select a security system with the highest confidence that it has been designed and produced using nationally recognised cyber security criteria designed to protect network integrity and privacy," said Maciej Polak, intrusion product marketing manager, EMEA, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. "Our position as the first company in France to obtain this distinguished CNPP authority recognition further highlights the Johnson Controls commitment to providing solutions that are designed with cyber security as a central tenant of product design and development."

The hybrid and feature-rich PowerSeries Neo is a uniquely flexible and modular platform that can provide for a wide spectrum of intrusion industry needs, ranging from residential through to scalable commercial enterprises. Along with its use of 128 bit AES encryption, PowerSeries Neo capitalises on PowerG, a leading-edge wireless intrusion technology, to offer features such as Multichannel, Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology, Adaptive Transmission Power, high transmission ranges and TDMA synchronised communication.

The new NF & A2P cyber security category is awarded in collaboration with CNPP and ANSSI, the French National Agency for information systems security. To achieve certification, products are evaluated by CNPP on a variety of technical specifications, such as the overall level of security, level of access and autonomy as well as an evaluation of the manufacturer processes for development and production.

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Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Its 120 000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next-generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Its commitment to sustainability dates back to its roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. It is committed to helping its customers win and to creating greater value for all of its stakeholders through strategic focus on its buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow it @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions

Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable: one building at a time. Its technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building, whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR, to ensure that it exceeds customer expectations at all times. It operates in more than 150 countries through its unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Its arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco, YORK, Metasys, Ruskin, Titus, Frick, PENN, Sabroe, Simplex and Grinnell. For more information, visit or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.

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