PACOM GMS creates unique college security key integration partners
Metropolitan Community College (MCC) of Omaha, Nebraska, has created an innovative solution to both provide a more secure work environment for its Fremont Data Centre and to introduce a real-life teaching opportunity for its students and facility.
MCC is a comprehensive, full-service public community college. Its 2009 enrollments exceeded 52,000 students and it hosts a faculty, staff and continuing education staff of over 1,800 professionals. MCC offers more than 125 one-year and two-year educational programs at its seven locations.
With the help of Omaha-based Control Services Inc., MCC installed a PACOM access control system to manage the facility, including an LG IrisAccess™ reader to secure the data centre entry door. The security system and video surveillance cameras are connected through a Milestone X Protect management network solution.
This unique combination of integrated technologies provides an advanced security solution that met the college’s immediate needs and allowed for future growth and expansion.
MCC intends to utilize its working data center and the supporting technologies as a teaching environment for students and faculty. IT students both work and learn data center operations and techniques.
The students also observe the installations and workings of the security and access control equipment to better understand how to secure important facilities with the latest remote and access control security technologies.
“Our goal was to create a leading edge academic data center. Control Services and PACOM helped us build a facility designed to attract the areas best and brightest into the newest realms of electronic security”, said Tom Pensabene, MCC’s Dean of Information Technology and e-Learning.
“As the Omaha area becomes the center for data centers, this new program stands ready to meet the training needs of the IT industry.”
“Control Services and PACOM helped us build a facility designed to attract the areas best and brightest into the newest realms of electronic security.”
“The challenge of MCC’s assignment was to create a multi-level security solution that combined remote and physical access control technologies, with on-site video surveillance that could be easily managed by a centralized software solution,” said Phil Fenton, Security Sales Manager, Control Services Inc.
“We also needed the entire solution to fit nicely into MCC’s existing security infrastructure and to create a visual application that could be observed and studied. It presented quite a challenge.”
Control Services Inc. partnered with PACOM, LG and Milestone on this project because of their reliable and cost effective products, as well as their ability to easily integrate with existing security and network equipment.
PACOM’s GMS multi-site integrated security platform provides an advanced remote management capability that creates for a more effective overall system management solution. It safeguards access to any location while centralizing all reports and system information.
PACOM GMS offers additional remote feature functionality, more intuitive open interfaces, integration with Google Earth™, expanded video integration, and new web interface capabilities.
“Control Services and PACOM partner together to provide integrated solutions that create innovative access control, alarm and video surveillance that meet the unique environmental needs of its clients,” said Hugh White, PACOM Vice President of Business Development in the U.S. “Remote access control is becoming very popular as more and more companies are looking for ways to manage their security networks from mobile and open access locations.”