British Columbia Institute of Technology

  • 27 Aug 2015 16:16

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has grown its Symmetry system by 300% and has an aggressive upgrade program to maintain the integrity of its security system.

AMAG Technology

Like many post-secondary schools, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) puts security technology and policies in place to provide a secure environment for its students, staff and visitors. Today’s society and culture reflects that schools can never be too safe, nor can schools do enough to protect their campuses.

BCIT is different. BCIT’s security approach and technology implementation is proactive and impressive.  Not only do they care about the safety of their students and staff, the security team continuously improves and expands their security system to be at the forefront of technology and is a model for other post secondary schools to follow.

Fifteen years ago, BCIT’s Security Director, Glen Magel wanted a security system to consolidate the multiple disparate systems on campus at that time. With the help of Tony Gojevic, principal of the installing integrator, RAMP Enterprises, who has provided services to BCIT for over 25 years, AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Security Management System was chosen. The system has now grown from a dozen readers to over 600.

With the addition of a new administration building and another campus, the Symmetry access control system at BCIT has grown over 300% in just the last few years with plans to grow even more.

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