Advanced Technology College

Case Study

Advanced Technology College (ATC), Daytona, Florida

Tyco Security Products offers protection for valuable assets and safety for students and staff at the ATC, which is part of Daytona State College and located on Williamson Boulevard, near LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Tyco Security Products offers protection for valuable assets and safety for students and staff at the ATC, which is part of Daytona State College and located on Williamson Boulevard, near LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Fla. An installation of this nature requires a system that can offer:

  • Most reliable protection over an extensive perimeter
  • Outstanding and highly encrypted communication paths despite challenging environments
  • Capacity for high transmission ranges with improved battery life
  • Cost saving simplicity of installation and easy maintenance
The Advanced Technology College facility includes occupational classrooms and lab areas with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment and smart classrooms designed for each specific program. The building also includes wireless access throughout, along with Internet access and network connections in all classrooms, science labs, a multi-purpose room, a media center and open computer labs.

Introduction
Technology is changing the world. It's also changing education as many jobs require training in technology. That's why the Advanced Technology College (ATC) was created by Daytona State College. The ATC provides local residents with advanced technological training that meets the current and future needs of industry in the area. Some of the programs offered are:

  • Engineering Technology Programs
  • Computer Science Programs
  • Automotive Programs
  • Construction, Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Emergency Services Programs
  • Continuing Education Programs
  • Apprenticeship Programs
Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler Counties and beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls about 28,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields, including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering technology computer science and more.

Challenges
The ATC building needed to offer protection for valuable assets and safety for students and staff in a massive two story state-of-the-art building with more than 120,000 square feet.

This modern two-story building had been constructed with technology in mind, exhibiting a network room behind glass walls in the middle of their atrium with multiple network racks with routers and switches along with thousands of network cables are all interconnected.

The metal and concrete infrastructure of the building represented a real obstacle for any radio frequency security device communicating to a wireless radio frequency repeater. Monitoring students and staff activity, and loss prevention on campus, were the primary concerns for the security team at Daytona State College.

Third Party monitoring over conventional POTS represented a significant operating cost to Daytona State College each and every year as they needed to have dedicated phone lines for several FACP across several faculties. In addition, critical updates to the fire communicators and protection systems were required.

An installation of this nature required a system which could offer reliable protection over an extensive perimeter and highly encrypted communication paths despite challenging environments. In addition, the system need capacity for high transmission ranges with improved battery life and had to provide the customer with cost saving and easy maintenance options.

Solution
When the project began, the first step was to identify if the existing FACP installed on campus were compatible with Tyco Security Products’ IP-Based Communicators and making sure that existing security systems equipment deployed amongst several buildings, such as specialized classrooms and offices that contained expensive IT equipment was, in operating conditions. At the ATC building this was achieved with the installation of intrusion alarm panels from Tyco Security Products, integrated into one central command center for easy management by Daytona State College security personnel.

A Sur-Gard receiver was installed on campus facilitating enabling campus staff to self-monitor its IP-based Commercial Fire communicators and burglary security systems. This enabled them to eliminate costly monitoring fees by third party monitoring as well as dedicated phone line fees.

Once the security system was in place, several buildings on campus could be monitored, including students, professors and staff, through the use of panic buttons. The end result is that the staff and faculties feel safer thanks to the installation of the new security system.

The Advanced Technology College in Daytona installed Commercial Fire communicators; DSC PowerSeries Neo to protect entrances, classrooms and offices and the Sur-Gard so that campus staff could monitor its IP-based Commercial Fire communicators and burglary security systems.

The Customer – Daytona State College, Advanced Technology College
Advanced Technology College is part of Daytona State College and is a program that offers a variety of advanced technological training in a number of areas of expertise to help students earn certificates, associate of science and bachelor's degrees. Its programs include engineering technology, computer science, automotive programs, emergency services, construction and manufacturing. The ATC is located in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Solutions Provider – Tyco Security Products
Tyco Security Products is a unified group of the most comprehensive world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions in the security industry. Tyco Security Products conducts business in over 177 countries around the world, in multiple languages and employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential. Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.

Supporting Pictures

Advanced Technology College - Main Entrance
Main Entrance

Advanced Technology College - PG9920 Installed on 2nd Floor
PG9920 Installed on 2nd Floor

Advanced Technology College - HSM2HOST Located on 1st floor under CAT5 Tray
HSM2HOST Located on 1st floor under CAT5 Tray



Advanced Technology College - PG9920 2nd Floor front view. (Elevator)
PG9920 2nd Floor front view. (Elevator)

ATC Building Layout

Building infrastructure: Metal and concrete

Advanced Technology College - ATC Building Layout


ATC Building Aerial Range View in Satellite Map

Advanced Technology College - ATC Wireless Range
PowerSeries Neo effective transmission range in this installation: 3,937 Feet (1200 meters)



Case Summary

  • Location:
  • Daytona State College (ATC Building), Florida
  • System Installed:
  • DSC PowerSeries Neo
  • HS2128
  • PG9945 Door/Window Sensors
  • Under-the-counter Panic buttons
  • PG9920
  • Alphanumeric Keypad
  • TL280R
  • PG9984P
  • Sur-Gard System I Receiver
  • TL300CF
 

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