Tyco Security Products guards college in Florida

Tyco Security Products guards college in Florida
Technology is changing the world. It's also changing education as many jobs require training in technology. That's why the Advanced Technology College (ATC) was created by Daytona State College. The ATC provides local residents with advanced technological training that meets the current and future needs of industry in the area.

Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler Counties and beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls about 28,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields, including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering technology computer science and more.

Challenge
The ATC building needed to offer protection for valuable assets and safety for students and staff in a massive two story state-of-the-art building with more than 120,000 square feet.

This modern two-story building had been constructed with technology in mind, exhibiting a network room behind glass walls in the middle of their atrium with multiple network racks with routers and switches along with thousands of network cables are all interconnected.

The metal and concrete infrastructure of the building represented a real obstacle for any radio frequency security device communicating to a wireless radio frequency repeater. Monitoring students and staff activity, and loss prevention on campus, were the primary concerns for the security team at Daytona State College.

Third Party monitoring over conventional POTS represented a significant operating cost to Daytona State College each and every year as they needed to have dedicated phone lines for several FACP across several faculties. In addition, critical updates to the fire communicators and protection systems were required.

An installation of this nature required a system which could offer reliable protection over an extensive perimeter and highly encrypted communication paths despite challenging environments. In addition, the system need capacity for high transmission ranges with improved battery life and had to provide the customer with cost saving and easy maintenance options.

Solution
When the project began, the first step was to identify if the existing FACP installed on campus were compatible with Tyco Security Products’ IP-Based Communicators and making sure that existing security systems equipment deployed amongst several buildings, such as specialized classrooms and offices that contained expensive IT equipment was, in operating conditions. At the ATC building this was achieved with the installation of intrusion alarm panels from Tyco Security Products, integrated into one central command center for easy management by Daytona State College security personnel.

A Sur-Gard receiver was installed on campus facilitating enabling campus staff to self-monitor its IP-based Commercial Fire communicators and burglary security systems. This enabled them to eliminate costly monitoring fees by third party monitoring as well as dedicated phone line fees.

Once the security system was in place, several buildings on campus could be monitored, including students, professors and staff, through the use of panic buttons. The end result is that the staff and faculties feel safer thanks to the installation of the new security system.

The Advanced Technology College in Daytona installed Commercial Fire communicators; DSC PowerSeries Neo to protect entrances, classrooms and offices and the Sur-Gard so that campus staff could monitor its IP-based Commercial Fire communicators and burglary security systems.


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