Neuhausen am Rheinfall - Johnson Controls in the Greater Zurich Area is integrating food monitoring into its digital operating platform for retail buildings. This aims to prevent food waste and make it easier to comply with regulations.

Johnson Controls is expanding its offering of connected solutions for retailers. Based in the canton of Schaffhausen, the company specializing in intelligent, safe, sustainable buildings and equipment is now offering PENN Connected. This food safety solution can be integrated into Johnson Controls’ digital retail operating platform called Sensormatic IQ.

With this, Johnson Controls’ brand Sensormatic Solutions plans to help retailers to combat food waste according to a press release. Furthermore, PENN Connected allows remote monitoring of storage temperatures for products. To do so, sensors are used to monitor stored food. The data collected in this way is assessed digitally and made available. Cloud and machine learning solutions are used to do so. 

Craig Szklany, Vice President of Global Solutions Management & Marketing at Sensormatic Solutions, comments: “With essential product scarcity top-of-mind around the world, it is critical to use a full range of tools to help maintain a culture of product safety and compliance.”

According to the information provided: “The solution may help retailers increase compliance and help save hours of work per year by streamlining the compliance processes, from eliminating the need for manual temperature checks to reducing office hours spent filing documentation.” With this, operations are able to be digitized effectively.

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