North American Video Helps Secure Ocean County, N.J.

Sept. 28, 2005
Company installs video systems in county's recycling centers, municipal parking garage and schools.

Brick, NJ -- With its close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, and with the Atlantic Ocean at its doorstep, Ocean County is one of the fastest growing areas in New Jersey. Faced with a growing population and a continually increasing number of tourists, the County's municipal government recently awarded contracts to North American Video, of nearby Brick Township, to install video surveillance and security systems at the County's recycling centers, the municipal parking garage in Toms River and at area schools in the towns of Point Pleasant and Brick.

As one of the nation's leading security systems integrators with fully staffed regional offices in Las Vegas, Nev., Arlington, Wash., and Plainview, N.Y., North American Video is renowned for security installations across the country. Not forgetting its roots in Brick, N.J., the company maintains a strong presence and commitment to servicing a wide range of clients in the private sector and government agencies in its home State of New Jersey. According to Cynthia Freschi, President of North American Video, it's all part of the company's business plan.

"It is important that we maintain a strong presence in our home state of New Jersey as our business continues to grow across the country and overseas," said Freschi. "The installations recently completed for Ocean County further demonstrate the versatility of our organization to provide the best possible security solution regardless the size of the installation or customer."

North American Video won the government awarded bid for the County's two recycling centers and the Recycling Education Center and recently completed installation of the integrated video and access control system. Although the system was designed by O'Donnell, Stanton and Associates of Toms River, in conjunction with members of the Ocean County Solid Waste Management team who were intimately familiar with the recycling centers, North American Video faced several challenges in the installation phase.

North American Video has also recently completed installation of a 90 camera video surveillance system at the Ocean County Parking Garage in downtown Toms River, NJ. In addition to the vandal-resistant, all-in-one dome cameras installed throughout the parking facility, cameras were installed at the entrance to the garage in order to capture license plate information. Emergency call boxes and intercoms were also installed.

North American Video also recently installed state-of-the-art video surveillance systems at schools in the towns of Brick and Point Pleasant in Ocean County, NJ. The video systems were installed in an effort to further protect students and faculty, thus providing a safe and secure environment conducive to learning. Both schools feature video cameras recorded on DVRs with multiple monitoring points to provide the schools' administration with the ability to monitor activities throughout each of the facilities. The systems are especially useful in detecting intruders and to facilitate fast and complete emergency evacuations. "There has been an almost 180 degree reversal concerning the public's attitude towards cameras in schools as a result of recent events. The video surveillance systems installed in these two Ocean County schools provide a clear and constant vigil with recorded history of activities on and around the premises. Students and parents alike welcome the additional security provided by these systems," concluded Freschi.