ADT to Provide Security for U. of Colo. Health Sciences Center

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- ADT Security Services Inc., a part of Tyco Fire & Security, today announced it has been awarded a five-year contract by the state of Colorado to design and implement a comprehensive security system for the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center (UCDHSC) at Fitzsimons.

The project, located on a former Army base in Aurora, Colo., is designed to become a world-class academic health center. By 2010, it is expected to be home to at least 30 facilities -- a combination of hospitals, outpatient care, research centers, classrooms, libraries and administrative and support buildings. It will be the largest and first-of-its-kind life sciences center west of the Mississippi River.

ADT will retrofit 10 current buildings with access control, video surveillance systems and related control equipment, while designing and installing systems in the planned new construction. The company will also design and equip an on-site central command center for use by security personnel of the UCDHSC.

Over the next five years, ADT will install at least 1,000 video surveillance cameras, dozens of digital video recorders and monitors, a centralized access control system with thousands of card readers spread across the campus environment and other related equipment. ADT will also maintain the systems once they are installed.

"For more than 130 years, ADT has built a reputation as the leader in electronic security services for government users at the city, state and federal levels," said Mike Snyder, president of ADT Security Services Inc. "A project of this size and time frame will require all of the scope and experience that ADT brings to the job."

ADT has already established an office at the site and company technicians have begun work on retrofitting security equipment in existing buildings.