In a move it said will make its smart building technology more secure, Johnson Controls has signed a framework agreement with San Francisco-based operational technology and internet of things (IoT) security firm Nozomi Networks Inc.

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) also said it participated as an investor in a $100 million funding round for Nozomi Networks last year, according to an Aug. 25 announcement. In a press release at the time, Nozomi described it as a “pre-IPO funding round.”

Johnson Controls, with large operations in Glendale, will utilize Nozomi’s technology in its OpenBlue platform, the announcement said. The digital computing platform, which Johnson Controls launched in 2020, uses data and artificial intelligence to integrate smart building systems.

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