Integral Technologies and ATC International to Secure Miami-Dade's Water

Feb. 1, 2006
Integrator to implement integrated asset tracking system for water utilities facilities

Indianapolis, Indiana - Integral Technologies is proud to announce that its Continuum line of access control solutions will be used in a completely unique $4 million installation for the Miami Dade Water Utilities Facilities in Miami Dade County, Florida. The installation, awarded to integrator ATC International, who teamed with Integral to design and develop the system, represents a tremendous undertaking, both in size and scope.

The new system will provide access control and asset (equipment, personnel, vehicles) tracking for Miami Dade's five water treatment plants, along with all well fields and pump stations spread throughout the county. In a truly innovative move, RFID technology is being incorporated into systems built around Integral's Continuum product.

"The flexibility of our products makes them the perfect choice for use in this installation," said Ed Regan, regional sales representative for Integral Technologies. "By working together with ATC International to modify our product for use with RFID technology, we've created a unique solution to Miami Dade's requirements."

The new system will use RFID scanners, transmitters and transponders to track both people and physical assets. Upon completion of the system, any person wishing to enter any of Miami Dade's facilities will be required to have an RFID card. The system will then track the movement of anyone who has entered a Miami Dade facility and serve to allow access to permissible areas. Additionally, the system will track vehicles and other physical assets, showing who accesses them and when they are removed from the property.

Throughout the development of the system, Integral worked closely with ATC International to ensure functionality met the necessary requirements. A demonstration project was carried out to develop and evaluate the specifications for the competitive procurement process on the Miami Dade project. After three years of evaluation, the system jointly devised by ATC and Integral was chosen as the most suitable.

"We are breaking new ground with how we're using technology to construct Miami Dade's new system," says Phil Gravino, director of government systems at ATC. "Through this innovation, a previously impossible level of security will be provided."