Penn State upgrades security with integrated solution from Tyco Security Products

by Brianna Crandall — January 18, 2017 — Tyco Security Products recently announced that the Pennsylvania State University has selected the company’s security technology to protect and manage access and video in its residence halls and other areas of its campuses. The goal is to transition to a single platform that builds a foundation for the whole university to eventually be under one system.

The Pennsylvania State University encompasses 24 campuses; 26,742 full-time faculty and staff serving nearly 100,000 students; a teaching hospital that provides care to more than 1 million patients annually; and two law school locations.

Penn State main campus buildings

Penn State selected Tyco Security Products integrated technology to protect and manage access and video in its residence halls and other areas of its 24 campuses.

The deployment of the new video and access control solution at eight of Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses represents a system-wide upgrade to its residence hall security, including the Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management system, iSTAR door controllers and STANLEY Wi-Q wireless locks; Illustra mini-dome cameras; and the victor video management system and VideoEdge network video recorders (NVRs) from American Dynamics.

The adoption of C•CURE 9000 brings the residence halls at Penn State, as well as several other key buildings, onto a unified access control platform that will communicate with STANLEY Wi-Q wireless locks. The installation of the locks will provide greater operational ease of use for both students and staff, and reduced time and money spent on retooling locks and replacing lost cards.

Another major part of the Penn State system-wide project is the installation of several hundred Illustra cameras as perimeter security for the residence halls and several other buildings. The cameras will be monitored via the victor video management system and VideoEdge NVRs.

Siemens, with offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, served as the Commonwealth Campuses’ integrator on this project.

For more information, visit the Tyco Security Products Web site and the individual product pages linked above.