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Tyco: Canadian College Advances to Integrated Security Solution from Company's Security Products
Westford, Mass. — Feb. 24, 2015 — Tyco Security Products announced that Camosun College of Victoria, B.C., has deployed an integrated access control, video, and intrusion solution to centralize security monitoring and response activities across its two main campuses, including its newly constructed Trades and Education and Innovation Complex.
To secure its student population of more than 16,000, Camosun College selected a Kantech access control system with EntraPass security management software, exacqVision video management system (VMS) software, and exacqVision network video recorders, which integrate with the college’s existing cameras, analog access control hardware, and DSC MAXSYS intrusion alarm panels for comprehensive security management.
The system’s graphical mapping capabilities provide easy-to-understand visual representations of alarms and events, making the overall management of the security system easier and more time-efficient.
The integrated Tyco Security Products solution allows security staff to create zones within the buildings, manage access, and view camera feeds and recordings through a single user interface using the EntraPass Go mobile app and Web-based platform.
Staff members can use the single interface to designate doors to computer labs, testing rooms, and other areas and to monitor traffic across the two campuses.
“The comprehensive user interface allows our staff to assess alarms and events right from their smart phones, which improves our response times and ultimately the safety of the college community,” said Joe Matthews, security specialist, Camosun College. “The integrated system also simplifies the process of adding and expanding the security system over time, as the needs of our campuses change.”
BMS Integrated Services, the college’s Vancouver-based systems integrator, also assisted with the college’s selection and installation of Kantech KT-400 door controllers, which are connected directly to existing DSC intrusion alarm panels, exacqVision Enterprise VMS software, and exacqVision video recorders for its video surveillance. The exacqVision VMS allows operators to monitor video, audio, and data in real time.
For more information on the Tyco Security Products integrated security solution deployed at Camosun College, visit www.tycosecurityproducts.com.