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In the United States, Pennsylvania State University has had installed products from Tyco Security Products to protect and manage access and video in its residence halls and other areas of its campuses.
The deployment of the new video and access control solution at eight of its Commonwealth Campuses as a system-wide upgrade to its residence halls, includes the Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management system and iSTAR door controllers, STANLEY Wi-Q wireless locks, Illustra mini-dome cameras and the victor video management system and VideoEdge network video recorders (NVRs) from American Dynamics.
The adoption of C•CURE 9000 brings the residence halls at Penn State, plus several other key buildings, onto a unified access control platform that now communicates with the newly installed Wi-Q wireless locks. The university says that installation of the locks provides greater operational ease of use for students and staff, and reduced time and money spent on retooling locks and replacing lost cards. The installation of several hundred Illustra cameras is for perimeter security for the residence halls and several other buildings. The cameras are monitored via the victor video management system and VideoEdge NVRs.
Tracy Walker, Assistant Director of Commonwealth Campuses Housing and Food Services,s aid: “Our goal at Penn State was to transition to a single platform which builds a foundation whereby the whole university will eventually be under one system. The C•CURE 9000 platform’s compatibility with STANLEY wireless locks and the victor VMS system really helped to simplify what could have been an extremely complex migration project.”
Siemens, with offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, was the installer on campus.