When installed, the Next Level Security Systems networked, integrated security solution will allow security personnel to streamline alerts and responses while focusing on critical risks across the 800-plus-acre University of Kentucky campus.


School security has taken center stage in recent months, and as a result, administrators at all levels have taken a more serious look at further tightening access to their facilities.

That includes the University of Kentucky, which sought a solution to increase security and help protect its students, faculty and support staff. With the assistance of Dallman Systems and BCCLT Consulting Engineers, Kentucky’s flagship university chose a number of solutions from Next Level Security Solutions, a developer of unified, networked security solutions based in Carlsbad, Calif.

The overall University of Kentucky solution includes more than 2,000 video cameras, with access cards distributed to more than 40,000 individuals.

With its 800-plus-acre campus environment comprising hundreds of buildings and the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the university can now provide its security personnel with the ability to correlate video surveillance, analytics alerts and access control data into a single interface.

The 11 analytics built into the NLSS Gateway will provide real-time alerts based on customized parameters. By automating alerts and response, the university can take a proactive stance with its security program while allowing personnel to focus on more critical risks.

To further streamline awareness and system management, the NLSS Gateway will be integrated with the university’s mass notification system and Talk-A-Phone emergency call stations. Because the NLSS Gateway is browser-based, the university can also take advantage of NLSS Cloud Services to enable remote access and multi-site security management from any location.

“The integrated appliance approach delivered by the NLSS Gateway allows the University of Kentucky to rapidly pinpoint potential issues and respond quickly, leading to a proactive approach to security,” said Peter Jankowski, chairman and CEO of Next Level Security Systems. “It is our goal to provide our customers with the intelligence needed to quickly diagnose situations in any given moment and mitigate issues before they escalate. The integration of video, access control and other systems into one appliance creates a tremendous amount of cost savings and sustainability for the University of Kentucky."