California airport deploys AMAG security management solution

Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport upgrades its current security system with AMAG's Symmetry platform


Torrance, CA, June 9, 2011 – Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Sonoma County, California has chosen AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Security Management System (SMS) to upgrade its current security system and secure its newly expanded airport terminal. AMAG Technology, an access control, IP video and intrusion detection solution provider, along with Electronic Innovations, an automatic entry and security management company, worked together to upgrade the current security system and to provide the newly renovated terminal with a security solution that will control access to the airfield, terminal and private areas.

The Symmetry SMS will be integrated with OnSSI’s video surveillance Ocularis system to provide airport security staff with an IP-based security solution. The system monitors and controls access to the airfield, terminal and other private areas via Symmetry’s ID badging. Twelve remote gates will be tied wirelessly to the Symmetry SMS that includes approximately 60 HID RK40 readers. Security alerts are automatically sent to key personnel’s PDAs and cell phones to provide instant notification of an alarm.

"Symmetry provides the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport with a high security IP-based solution that will grow with the airport as it expands," said AMAG Technology, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Matt Barnette. "As airport regulations evolve, the Airport can be rest assured because they have a security management system that complies with TSA requirements."

"The new Symmetry Security Management System replaces an older card access system which had become unreliable, and with the new system will allow the Sonoma Country Airport to have some of the same features of larger regional or international airports," said Electronic Innovations President, Eric Bledsoe. "Integrating access control and IP video allows the system to provide site way monitoring and access control through doors, gates and sited areas."

Located in the heart of Northern California's world-renowned Wine Country, Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport is the only airport in the North Bay that offers scheduled air service into the region by Alaskan Airlines. Other operations in and out of STS include air cargo, private and corporate flights, military, search and rescue, fire fighting, law enforcement and training.

The Airport is owned by the County of Sonoma and operated by the Department of Transportation and Public Works.

The Sonoma County Airport received $1,685,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to remodel and expand the passenger terminal, and is using an additional $750,000 of Passenger Facility Charge fees to add its new Symmetry SMS.

Electronic Innovations provides automatic entry control and closed circuit television systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Electronic Innovations was established in 1980, and has become a leader in the industry, servicing over five thousand installations throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. Their range of services includes consultation, engineering design, fabrication, assembly, installation and on-site service.

For more information about AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Product Portfolio, visit www.amag.com or contact Customer Service at 800-889-9138. Contact Electronic Innovations by visiting www.EIgates.com or calling 510-233-2795.