Johnson Controls International is adding an autonomous robot to its Tyco security products line, promising patrols that protect people, prevent incidents and provide “operations beyond traditional security.”

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), which has many of its top executives in Glendale, doesn’t manufacture the robots but sources them from Ava Robotics Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Ava Robotics technology helps increase and streamline security operations, said Jason Ouellette, Johnson Controls’ director of technology and business innovation.

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