Johnson Controls acquires CDS Integrated Security Systems and Gem Security Services


Johnson Controls has acquired CDS Integrated Security Systems and Gem Security Services, a Welsh-born systems integrator delivering Intelligent Business Protection solutions. The acquisition will further strengthen Johnson Controls’ range of interconnected electronic security solutions designed to protect people, property and assets around the clock.

Over the past 37 years, CDS Integrated Security Systems and Gem Security Services have developed a reputation for the delivery of high-quality solutions. These solutions are designed to meet clients’ specific requirements in a variety of applications, including local authorities, universities, Blue Chip Enterprise clients and Critical National Infrastructure.

Grant Avery, General Manager, at Johnson Controls UK&I commented: “We are excited to welcome CDS Integrated Security Systems and Gem Security Services to the Johnson Controls family. This acquisition demonstrates the further strengthening of our holistic security and safety services. This long-established UK business with a strong reputation in security technology integration is led by a world-class team experienced in complex security integrations. Together, we can cater to a wide range of customers across key industries, delivering innovative industry solutions.”

Andrew Williams, Managing Director at CDS said: CDS Systems and Gem Security Systems are delighted to become part of Johnson Controls, providing an opportunity to build on our existing established reputation and deliver outstanding service to even more customers across the UK. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, Johnson Controls represents the benchmark in next-generation building management. We are excited to bring our security expertise together and look forward to continued success.”

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