Georgia Power Company and systems integrator Tech Systems Inc. of Duluth, GA will be announced as the winners of the Security Innovations Award for 2006, presented by Security Technology & Design magazine. The presentation to the winner and the pair of finalists will take place at ASIS on Tuesday, September 26 at 3:30 PM at the ST&D booth #1029.
Hosted annually by Security Technology & Design magazine, the security industryâ€™s number one publication for systems integration and convergence, the Security Innovations Award honors the most innovative facility applications in the US. Winners had to display a unique collaborative project that met the needs of the end user with an integrated effort among vendors, systems integrators and the client. The 2006 Innovation Award winners were selected from nominations provided by security professionals, systems integrators & manufacturers. Judges for the competition came from the publicationâ€™s editorial staff and its highly respected Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of top security directors and consultants from around the country.
The winning Georgia Power Company projectâ€™s objectives were to provide a corporate standard enterprise security management system throughout the companyâ€™s regional operations that would centralize the personnel database and integrate to the parent company, The Southern Companyâ€™s HR management. The goal was also to upgrade the outdated and minimal electronic access control standards in use across the corporation and incorporate a state-of-art smart card standard. Named in the award is Anne Gibbons, CPP, RPA, the coordinator of asset and building security for Georgia Power and Guerry Bruner, president of Tech Systems, Inc.
The finalists will also be on hand for the awards presentation. DVTel Inc., multiple award-winning market leader in the development and delivery of intelligent security solutions over IP networks, shared the Finalist award, with its City of Los Angeles advanced IP video installation . The City of Los Angeles is represented by Gary Newton, Chief, Department of General Services, Office of Public Safety and Dwayne Healy, the former Security Administrator for the City.
Panasonic System Solutions Company Security Systems will also be honored as a Finalist for its extensive network and IP video solution for the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, home of the baseball Cardinals. This installation featured more than 100 Panasonic cameras networked into a unique combination of IP-based and analog cameras. ST&D will honor Panasonic president Frank DeFina and Hosei Maruyama, stadium operations systems supervisor at Busch.