Security Systems News

JUN 2018

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www.securitysystemsnews.com J UNE 2018 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 8 The new iotega Wireless Security & Home Automation solution. iotega can be summed up in three words: Secure, Simple and Scalable. Secure. Fully encrypted and wireless security backed by PowerG technology. Simple. Easy installation and ability to manage systems remotely. Scalable. Start with basic security to a fully secured smart solution with the ability to connect to home automation devices. All the home security and automation you need, under one roof. Visit DSC.com/iotega to learn more. David M. Mitchell Principal security consultant, Mitchell Technical Consultants LLC Phoenix Specifically Speaking site surveys, safety and risk vul- nerability assessments, technical evaluations for design improve- ments of physical security infra- structure, building technology sys- tems design, product specification, engineering support and technical training. MTC designs building maps in AutoCAD, Visio, and Genetec Plan Manager, crafting electronic floor plans to display a visual represen- tation of smart building system objects. We use WELS4 design software to configure equipment layouts, creating construction drawings for security control con- soles, secure room layouts, and global security operation centers. We apply NFPA National Elec- trical Code design standards, ASIS International (POA) Protection of Assets physical security principles, BICSI Electronic Safety & Security Design Reference Manual, NIBS Whole Building Design Guide, and Cisco IP Video Surveillance Design Guide to achieve business goals and objectives. In addition to plan and specifica- tion construction document cre- ation, we implement a value-added service where we review concep- tual plans and specifications to determine appropriate product selection and provide technical project support. What vertical markets does the company specialize in? Any inter- esting projects that you can men- tion? We service clients with proper- ties throughout the continental U.S., and our design experience covers the following market sec- tors: commercial, government, financial, education, healthcare, luxury condo complex and super- regional shopping malls. An ongoing project of inter- est is our design of Global Secu- rity Operations Centers for a Real Estate Investment Trust with own- ership of over 50 properties located across the country. The scope of the project includes the design and specification of security systems to command, control, monitor and communicate with the properties from central- ized management locations, while utilizing an enterprise physical security infrastructure integrated with access control, video manage- ment mapping software and com- munication system technologies. How did you get started in secu- rity and designing/specifying? I began my career as a security and fire service technician, devel- oped a commercial/ industrial electrical, security and fire alarm contracting business in the Chi- cago area executing design build projects. I went on to perform What's your title and role at the company? I am the principal security consultant for Mitchell Techni- cal Consultants, LLC. I negoti- ate new business opportunities, secure client contracts, perform physical security site surveys, technical analysis, design an array of technology systems and specify products. What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? Mitchell Technical Consultants designs and specifies electronic systems utilizing smart building technologies including IP cam- eras, video management software, electronic access control, intrusion detection systems, network infra- structure, Wi-Fi, digital signage, VoIP telephones, building auto- mation, and fire detection systems. We provide a range of services, which comprises physical security Sp E aki N g see page 10

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