SMS was contracted by Rose Associates, manager of the housing complex, to undertake a 2.5 year project to design and build a security solution across the 80-acre complex. Included in the design was the creation of a new, custom security command center and deployment of over 1,100 video cameras, 950 access control points, VOIP emergency phones, and parking controls for six garages.
Adam R. Rose
The sheer magnitude of the project alone is impressive, but what set this project apart to earn the SAMMY was SMS’ success at implementing a best-in-class security system, on time, on budget and without downtime or disruption of services in this sprawling iconic housing community.
The SMS Award-Winning System
The enterprise system incorporates both SMS innovations and best in class solutions provided by a number of technology partners. SMS engineers devised a novel solution that would fit space restrictions and satisfy significant power supply requirements. The firm designed an innovative, low-voltage power and data grid to concentrate and distribute power from 35 field distribution panel (FDP) where network fiber was also available. The grid is an impressive system with a custom distribution frame located in all 110 buildings. Camera, lock and UPS power for all the access control and security cameras in each building tower are terminated in the custom distribution frame for local redistribution supported by this low-voltage grid.
SMS developed a custom-designed command center with four workstations supporting an array of twenty-four monitors. Each workstation is managed by a graphical user interface (GUI) where icons are associated with each of the 1,100 cameras and 950 access control doors for call up and control.
SMS selected AMAG’s Symmetry as the integration platform for both access control and video surveillance allowing video data and alarms to be archived as a single event. On a select number of the Pelco cameras, SMS deployed the Verint Nextiva analytics platform for enhanced situational awareness. With more than 1,100 cameras recording video 24/7, the system requires a massive amount of video storage capability, with more than 320TB available on the Nexsan storage systems.
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SOURCE Security Management Systems