Johnson Controls Announces Next Generation Illustra Intelligent Surveillance Cameras  

New camera lines bring the power of deep learning AI to enterprise and commercial applications

(MILWAUKEE, March 16, 2022)Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, has announced a new generation of Illustra Pro and Illustra Flex cameras.  The fourth-generation cameras include deep learning AI, up to 4k resolution, and improved low light visibility. 

“The camera space is incredibly competitive and it’s important we stay on the forefront of technology,” said Dave Pulling, VP and General Manager.  “Our AI enabled cameras are delivering the resolution, technology and connectivity that our customers demand without compromising the flexibility and quality Johnson Controls is known for.”   

Illustra Pro and Illustra Flex fourth-generation cameras include a powerful feature line-up:

  • Built-in deep learning AI with the ability to accurately classify many human and vehicle targets within a scene with an expansive list of subclassification capabilities
  • Edge storage capacity of up to 2 TB of encrypted data
  • Cloud ready straight out of the box
  • Market leading operational tolerances, suited to even the most challenging environments
  • Available in 2MP, 4MP and 4K resolution
  • Improved low light performance provides sharp, clear day and night images
  • Follows the stringent cyber security standards with a secure boot and end-to-end encryption
  • Backed by Johnson Controls 5-year warranty

Illustra Pro and Illustra Flex fourth-generation cameras will be available as an indoor/outdoor dome or PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom). Additionally, the Illustra Pro line will add a new multisensor camera, which will feature four motorized, individually repositionable varifocal lenses (5 MPx4, 8MP x4) creating 360-degree customizable coverage complemented by deep learning AI classification capability on each individual sensor. The multisensor cameras reduce cost of deployment by using a single wire to power and connect all four sensors.

“No one has a camera like this.”  Says Pulling.  “The multisensor camera changes the way you will connect and view your locations, adding deep learning AI will make the experience even more intuitive.”

The multisensor camera and all other 4th generation Illustra Pro and Illustra Flex Cameras will be on display at ISC West 2022, the International Security Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.  For more information, visit

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