Security Technology Executive

NOV-DEC 2017

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technology that was needed to help reduce opera- tional liabilities through the addition and updating of more than 500 surveillance cameras and the addi- tion of a video storage system which the facility had done without for the past three decades. "At the beginning of the project and planning phase, the most important thing is we brought in staff from all different levels of the facility; from line staff to deputies, from supervisors to Lieutenants and administrators to really look at how we do the job, what are the most efficient processes and how can we improve. If we are going to design an entirely new system then how should it look and how should it function. We didn't want to be limited by tech- nology; instead, we wanted to find technology that would do what we needed it to do and find people like Stanley who was willing work with us in creat- ing technology design to function like we needed it to work, function and look," says Captain Schechter. " We had a lot of meetings with the A&E team lead- ing up to the project letting them know our expecta- tions as they related to cameras and controls and the ability to have off-the- shelf cameras since we didn't want to be tied into one particular system and vendor. Realistically we were looking for any type of plug-and-play IP camera as long as Stanley could detect an IP address to load into their system," Schechter continues. As large and complicated as this project was, Schechter says his staff had a very good relation- ship with Stanley throughout. As part of the proj- ect, they flew his team out to Stanley headquarters in Indianapolis and mocked up the entire jail in a warehouse area. "They had every single terminal up so we were able to go from housing unit to housing unit to see how everything functioned. We deliberately brought deputies who would be operating these systems as well because they would be the personnel that would tell us if everything functioned correctly. That was a big key to this project. We were able to fix all these issues on the ground in their facility before anything shipped and knock out the majority of the punch list www. • November/December 2017 • SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE 19 items. We were able to solve a lot of those integration issues onsite," he says. "The biggest thing I took away from this project was we should have given more time on the timeline for the integration program- ming on-site at Stanley. Some things got somewhat backlogged, but it didn't hinder the project, it was just one of those lessons learned." Corrections vs. Commercial For Stanley Convergent Security Solutions sales engi- neer Mickey Wydick and his correctional systems division, this project was a challenge but one that Elliot Boxerbaum At 468,000 SF and 1,200 beds, the Sedgwick County ADF is the largest correctional facility in the state of Kansas. THE ELLIOT A. BOXERBAUM MEMORIAL AWARD Security Dealer & Integrator and Security Technology Executive magazines, along with security web portal were among the partners at the presentation of the Elliot A. Boxerbaum Memorial Award held at the CONSULT 2017, SecuritySpecifiers' Technical Security Symposium on October 23, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. As the exclusive media partners of this first-year event, we were honored to share in remembering a beloved and respected security consult whose name bears the award. The Elliot A. Boxerbaum Memorial Award competition was designed to honor a consulting or engineering company which designed and specified a completed security design project, accepted by the client in 2016. The award recognizes the collaboration, design excellence, uniqueness, creativ- ity, and administration factors which contributed to a highly successful security project. The recipient of the first annual Boxerbaum Award is the Sedgwick Coun- ty Adult Detention Facility in Wichita, Kansas. The sprawling correctional facility underwent a drastic retrofit of all its security, door, video and master control system. The project spearheaded by integrator Stanley Convergent Security Solutions and A&E firm Mead & Hunt was judged to be the most compelling and unique project of the year by the expert panel. You can read about the project in this section. The two runners-up were the rebuild of Sandy Hook Elementary School by A&E firm DVS, a division of Ross & Baruzzini and systems integrator Red Hawk, along with the systems expansion of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneap- olis, Minnesota which was headed by Elert & Associates, a leading technol- ogy/security consulting firm and systems integrator Parson's Technologies. ABOUT ELLIOT A. BOXERBAUM Elliot A. Boxerbaum, MA, CPP, CSC, was the founder and president of Secu- rity Risk Management Consultants, Inc., an independent security consulting organization providing comprehensive program management and sup- port services to a wide range of clients. In addition, Elliot was an original Advisory Board member for SecuritySpecifiers and past president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC). Elliot was a graduate of the FBI National Academy and had more than 25 years of experience in security management. He held the Certified Protection Professional designation from ASIS International and served on the ASIS Healthcare Security Council. Throughout his life, he made significant contri- butions to the security and consultant industry and we are honored to offer this award in his memory.

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