IP-based security systems installed at Brooklyn water treatment facility

GREAT NECK, NY, August 25, 2011 – Security Management Systems (SMS), a leading integrator of IP-based security solutions, managed services and remote support, designed and built an integrated security system at the new water treatment facility, Paerdegat Basin, in Brooklyn, NY.

SMS was selected to design and build a system integrating access control, surveillance and intrusion detection. Onsite, the system integrates nearly 60 card readers with perimeter gates and safety controls for automatic overhead doors with motion sensors that signal when vehicles arrive. Real time video from Pelco explosion-proof cameras throughout is managed and stored using an AMAG Symmetry System. Personnel in two command centers monitor the security system.

"Major utilities in the U.S. are vulnerable to threats both from extremist and potentially disgruntled employees according to the Department of Homeland Security," explains SMS Vice President Craig Albrecht. "Our system will maintain the safety and integrity of this important state-of-the-art treatment facility."

The new Paerdegat Basin Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Facility prevents runoff from heavy rains from being discharged directly into the Paerdegat Basin, a channel that connects to Jamaica Bay, near a wildlife sanctuary. The stored wastewater is retained in underground tanks at the facility until the wet weather subsides and pumped to a nearby wastewater treatment plant. The plant is operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).