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American University

IST is currently the designated Security integrator for the University and has been working with the University since 2005. We have provided all types of services to the University from project design through turnkey installation & upgrades and on to life cycle support including corrective and preventive maintenance actions. The Security Management System deployed at the main campus, as well as the remote campus sites has been through an extensive upgrade to bring all of their technology from analog to the updated IP realm. Integration of the various sub systems (video, access, emergency communication, network infrastructure, etc.) is currently underway to give them more efficiency in responding to emergency requirements.

A key component to the success of IST’s past work at the University and future planned work is IST’s understanding of the University environment. Many departments within the University need to be involved and share the same enthusiasm in the mission of Public Safety in order for any security project to be successful. Extensive planning, communication, cooperation and coordination are a must in this environment. IST has historically played a crucial role in advising the various entities of requirements needed to support the DPS strategic plan. IST has the unique qualifications to speak intelligently with all of the departments involved in this type of segmented environment.

Virginia Beach City Public School System

IST is currently the designated Security integrator providing services under two (2) five (5) year Contracts. Under the CCTV Maintenance Contract, we are providing preventive maintenance and performing corrective action tasks for all secondary and school support facilities. Under the Central Control Platform Contract, we are centralizing all Video, Access Control, and Intrusion Detection under a single unified IP based software application. This conversion is being done in a phased approach as funding becomes available. The ultimate goal is to have all facilities unified under a single software platform so that security status and control can be operational from anywhere on the existing VBCPS Network. A key component to the success of IST’s past work at the school system and future planned work is IST’s understanding of the K-12 School System environment. Extensive planning, communication, cooperation and coordination between the various departments that are stakeholders in creating a safe school environment are a must in order to achieve the ultimate goal. Given our extensive IT capabilities, IST is uniquely qualified to assist in communicating the IT infrastructure requirements to enable the centralization of the security platform across the existing VBCPS Network. All of the departments receive a diverse set of training as each has its own set of requirements and focus points as related to security. IST shall continue to provide life cycle support for both the existing CCTV systems and the unified security platform as all sites have been migrated to the Central Control Platform.
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