Dallas Museum of Art to Showcase Security Technology

Software House and American Dynamics, both part of Tyco Fire & Security's Access Control and Video Systems business unit, announced that the Dallas Museum of Art will be offering tours of the museum's state-of-the-art command center on the opening day of the ASIS International 2004 show. The command center showcases integrated Software House and American Dynamics security solutions.

Joe Peek, director of security and building operations for the museum, said he expects 600 conference attendees to participate in the 20-minute tours, which will be held Monday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The event is jointly sponsored by American Dynamics and Software House, and required complimentary tickets are available at their booth #3550. Tours will also be offered throughout ASIS by appointment.

The 327,000-square-foot museum is located just a short distance from the ASIS show, which is being held at the Dallas Convention Center.

Tour participants who enter the facility will see a 22-foot by 28-foot command center with raised flooring and an expandable video wall. All subsystems in the museum - including intercom units and closed circuit TV - are managed by the powerful C-CURE 800 system.

"I am very pleased with the C-CURE system and integration with Intellex," said Peek. "It provides us with the right combination of technology and scalability to meet our increasing needs. It?s a very easy-to-use, innovative system."

Software House's C-CURE 800 access control system effectively protects countless artifacts under the museum's roof. The museum features two card readers for employee entrances, nearly 50 card readers inside, 1,400 alarm points, and 128 cameras that are fully integrated with the C-CURE 800 system.

SYSTEMSgroup of Dallas completed the eight-month installation project in January 2004.

"It definitely raises the bar in terms of integrating technology for museum security today," said Michael Lagow, president and CEO of SYSTEMSgroup, which was responsible for the design, engineering and installation of the Software House/American Dynamics system.

The tours will include demonstrations of Software House?s NetVue, which provides full integration between American Dynamics' Intellex Digital Video Management System and the C-CURE 800 access control system and allows users to tie access control events to live or recorded video clips.

Paul J. Piccolomini, vice president of research and development for Tyco Fire & Security's Access Control and Video Systems, said the museum is an ideal venue to showcase the C-CURE 800 and Intellex systems. "We think visitors will be impressed with the functionality of the Software House and American Dynamics technology," he said.

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