By Neil Cameron, area general manager, building efficiency, Africa at Johnson Control. With Connected Maintenance, Johnson Controls brings a very practical Internet of Things (IoT) solution to its clients — providing the kind of connectivity to high-end chillers in South Africa that will extend their lifespans … and save owners a whole lot of maintenance downtime and costs. Need a bigger incentive to test this solution? Getting connected won’t cost you a thing! Digital technologies are seeing scheduled and break-fix maintenance models replaced with condition-based maintenance and that matches Johnson Controls’ philosophy to increase the uptime and lifespan of its chillers. Our Connected Maintenance offering targets sophisticated high-end chillers – air and water cooled chillers above 800kW – providing the technology to connect them to Johnson Controls’ database. By monitoring their performance in real-time, we know when they are functioning beyond or below standard specifications. The database will then report the anomaly to the client, providing insight into potential problems.