New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • 14 Jan 2016 22:04

NJIT Upgrades to Symmetry Access Control and Symmetry Video to Secure Urban Campus


Long time customer, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is located in the vibrant University Heights district of Newark, 20 minutes from Manhattan by train.  Recently, it began a campus security upgrade plan to be rolled out in four phases. NJIT Director of Security Systems, Rob Gjini elected to upgrade a much older AMAG Technology access control system to a state-of-the-art Symmetry Security Management System.  The new version of Symmetry Access Control with Symmetry Video and Encoders integrates with a DMP alarm system.  NJIT has more than doubled the size of its campus over the past two decades and the security upgrade will allow them to remain on the cutting edge of technology and effectively secure its students, faculty, staff and 36 buildings.

The Public Safety Department (NJIT’s police department) works closely with Gjini’s Security Systems, Photo ID and Parking Services Department.  The Public Safety department’s 24/7 dispatch center utilizes three Symmetry workstation clients.  Officers monitor and respond to alarms and activity throughout the campus.  Workstations use Symmetry Video’s customized virtual matrix to pull up and view campus video. IP cameras and DMP alarm panels are integrated and linked back to Symmetry. The automated system is faster and operates in real-time, providing officers with the information they need to make quick and accurate response decisions.

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