The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) awarded today a contract to Brick, N.J.-based North American Video to upgrade its video surveillance system. The new system will include a hybrid video solution that will allow NJPAC to leverage its existing infrastructure while upgrading to newer and more advanced recording and imaging technology.
The facility’s existing analog pan/tilt/zoom cameras will be replaced with an integrated system featuring IP cameras and a head-end recording and software management solution, including a common graphical user interface. The plan implements a complete security network that will allow high-quality live viewing and recording, with full camera control, using the existing fiber infrastructure.
“We are excited about this opportunity to offer our experience and services to help NJPAC achieve their goal of improving the performance and reliability of the video surveillance system,” said Jason Oakley, chief executive officer of North American Video. “The hybrid solution will help to reduce costs for the upgrade but still allow for future expansion and technology upgrades.”
Situated on a 12-acre site on the Newark riverfront, the 250,000 square foot NJPAC opened in 1997 and was a key project in the city’s revitalization initiative. The center has since successfully served as a model for programming, audience diversity and educational opportunities. With the help of a Department of Homeland Security grant through the county, the center is able to facilitate the video surveillance upgrade, which will be a turnkey project designed and managed by North American Video.