Security Systems News

APR 2017

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Page 12 of 54 Ap RI l 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 6 CA: ACO6132 • DE: 05-85 • FL: EF20000481 • IL: 127-001299 • MD: 107-840 • TN: 632/1626 • TX Burg: B11561/17961 • TX Fire: ACR-2215 • VA: 11-1941 Providing nationwide professional alarm monitoring and dealer services from New Jersey | Florida | Arizona | Tennessee | Texas 800.367.2677 | Fax: 856.629.4043 | info @ | Let us show you how we stand out from the rest and why thousands of dealers trust COPS to help safeguard millions of their customers and about $1 billion in annual retail revenues. NOT ALL DIFFERENCES ARE THIS OBVIOUS Both cats but Clearly Different Selecting the right monitoring provider is a critical decision that should be based on proven results, not ambiguous statements or marketing gimmicks. Unless you ask the right questions, important differences in monitoring companies may be harder to recognize. Professional Monitoring that is Clearly Different Professional Monitoring that is Clearly Different Mark Bavousett Senior consultant, WJHW Dallas Specifically Speaking WJHW's main goal is to design a system that the owner can use as an operational tool. This is why we like to call it an integrated security management system. What vertical markets do you work in? WJHW has been meeting some of the most challenging secu- rity needs in stadiums, arenas, as well as the hospitality, cor- porate and education markets. Due to our extensive exposure to a large number [of] different project types, we have the peo- ple, processes and experience to take care of the security needs, no matter how challenging or extensive. The WJHW team specializes in providing security solutions, which span the spectrum of today's security challenges, to all clientele across a global footprint of properties. Today's security management, video surveillance, alarm and access control systems involve complex computer tech- nology and sophisticated infor- mation, software and hardware systems, which require special- ized expertise in design, installa- tion and operation. The WJHW team is called on to assist its cli- ents with these challenges. WJHW provides security sys- tems consultation and design— assisting our customer's plan, specify and build their security management systems by applying our innovative and comprehen- sive approach to integrated secu- rity management system design. We assist our customers in all phases of this work including schematic design, design devel- opment, construction document development, project cost esti- mating, bidding, construction administration (observation) and (post construction) system implementation services. How did you get started in secu- rity and designing/specifying? While in college I needed a job that paid better than waiting tables and I found a job doing home security system repair for a company in Lubbock. After I graduated college with my electrical engineering technol- ogy degree, I was offered a job working for Texas Instruments in their security design group. I eventually worked my way into designing most of the security for the government projects in the Dallas area. Can you talk about what new or emerging technologies you are seeing or specifying today? The security industry seems to be embracing the IP convergence. This convergence is requiring more IT knowledge on the part What's your role at the company? As a senior consultant for WJHW, I am responsible for secu- rity design in stadiums, arenas, as well as the hospitality, corporate and education markets. I am part of a team that offers state-of-the- art design services and consult- ing in acoustics & noise control, audio, visual, video and scoring displays, broadcast provisions and video production, theatre planning, lighting & rigging, distributed TV and satellite, and tel/data structured cabling. What kinds of systems do you design or specify? We design a full array of secu- rity systems ranging from a simple alarm monitoring system to the more complicated fully integrated system that includes access control, video surveil- lance, intrusion and intercom- munications systems as well as a few very custom systems. S PE aki N g see page 12

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