Success Stories: Education

A roundup of recent unique security applications and installations


New Jersey’s Paramus Public Schools has installed Genetec’s unified security platform, the Security Center, at all eight of its school campuses. The system provides one interface for both video surveillance and access control, and the IP-based system has allowed security data to be shared between campuses over the network, saving money on cabling costs.

Paramus preserved a few previously existing analog cameras using IP encoders, and purchased more than 100 Panasonic IP cameras to complete the system. A Dell server was provided to each school, enabling video and security data to be stored locally to maximize network efficiency. The supplier’s Omnicast video surveillance and Synergis access control data can be viewed by authorized personnel located at each of the eight campuses.

Paramus uses the video surveillance system as an investigative tool, as well as to enhance emergency procedures and crowd control.

Integration Accomplished at Roger Williams U

Roger Williams University is automating key physical security policies with the SAFE for Higher Education software suite from Quantum Secure.

Located on 140 acres in Rhode Island, the university enrolls approximately 4,600 students in 36 liberal arts majors and five professional schools.

University officials wanted to integrate multiple systems and processes, including ERP, Public Safety, Facilities, Housing, Dining Services and ID Offices, which would guarantee them control over physical identities within multiple disparate systems without compromising risk to the university.

With the software, Roger Williams University was able to integrate their ERP systems with their physical access control systems and automate key physical security processes, enabling the effective management of students and faculty access to university buildings, facilities and housing.