Punch Technologies and Johnson Controls
have finalized an agreement to bring an innovative safety communications platform to the market. The platform, which can be integrated into businesses’ existing security systems, provides the opportunity to more easily and effectively communicate with employees, emergency responders and other surrounding businesses in the event of an emergency incident. Under the terms of the agreement, Johnson Controls will be the primary distributor of PunchAlert by Punch Technologies.
"We will build on this exciting relationship to deliver safety communications for a wide range of public and private enterprises, first responders, campuses, and communities,” said Greg Artzt, Co-founder and CEO of Punch Technologies.
"In today’s always-evolving landscape of emergency events, it’s critical for businesses to have the necessary tools to easily and effectively communicate emergency plans and procedures with employees and building occupants," said Hank Monaco, vice president, marketing, Johnson Controls. “This agreement is a continuation of Johnson Controls’ commitment to public safety by providing enterprises with a mechanism to report and react to emergencies and a means to further bolster security systems and safety procedures.”
PunchAlert, launched in 2014, has already gained traction in the United States and Canada with both public and private organizations. The PunchAlert platform is designed to continuously innovate and solve customer pain points based on insights gained from partnerships. Building on its portfolio of offerings, Punch Technologies will also launch Rescue, the most advanced safety wearable ever, in the first quarter of 2020.