The Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents, an acute care mental health facility for youth, has chosen Torrance, Calif.-based AMAG Technology’s Symmetry V8 access control system with Symmetry CompleteView Video Management System and Symmetry PowerProtect NVR platform to secure its hospital facility in Staunton, Virginia. 

The Center provides a safe environment with beds for up to 48 youths. The Center provides treatment through multi-disciplinary teams of child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, social workers, activities therapists, teachers and behaviorally trained direct care staff. The Symmetry line, which was recently strengthened by a partnership between AMAG and Salient Systems, will control access throughout the facility and staff and patients will use their access cards to properly identify themselves and to gain access to authorized areas.
The Center is operated by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is affiliated with Western State Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital for adults, which also installed a Symmetry Security Management System. The Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents will install the Symmetry system over the next few months.