Total Integration

New Jersey’s Prudential Center combines building security and life safety with voice, data and business systems


Safe and Secure
The Prudential Center’s security and life safety system is extraordinary for a number of reasons. The general contractor hired a single integrator that understood the synergies between modern fire and life safety systems, building controls and equipment on a converged network. The arena saved money and gained a technology partner committed to its full spectrum of goals. The integrator recommended an all-IP surveillance system, which slashed installation costs and improved functionality over original specifications. Most importantly, the arena’s management enjoyed the involvement of a partner with the expertise, resources and project management acumen to get a large job done in 10 months.
The Devils, Ironmen and Seton Hall Pirates are now settled into their new home. Fans can feel confident that management invested in systems that maximize their safety, so they can focus on enjoying great sports and music in the New York metro area’s newest sports venue.

Ken Ferriter is senior vice president of Devils Arena Entertainment/Prudential Center. Steven Kappel is the Mid-Atlantic regional fire and security manager for Johnson Controls.