Tyco Security Products announced that Travis Unified School District in Fairfield, Calif., has chosen a hybrid PowerSeries Neo intrusion system paired with Alarm.com’s connected services to comprehensively manage security at its schools, located within Travis Air Force Base and in neighboring cities and towns. The district includes a middle school, two high schools, a day school and five elementary schools and serves 5,500 students in the area.
Using the customized PowerSeries Neo intrusion system with Alarm.com, Travis Unified School District staff members can independently add new employees to the system and remotely monitor activities and events at the schools. Instead of physically going to a site when an alarm sounds, district employees can now monitor activity as it occurs using the single user interface that is accessed via Alarm.com. Furthermore, the new installation is already loaded with a number of cost- and time-saving automation capabilities, such as lighting and energy control, which Travis Unified School District can greatly benefit from.
“The PowerSeries Neo integration with Alarm.com’s remote access not only simplifies the district’s day-to-day activities, but it also allows us to meet budgetary and operational mandates at the same time,” said David L. Florez, director of food services, maintenance, transportation and operations for Travis Unified School District. “The customization of our system lets us share responsibilities among several employees, a feature that was at the top of our wish list.”
The system was installed by integrator partner Alarmtech, based in Vacaville, Calif. The district-wide system includes 50 control panels and more than 200 door sensors.
The hybrid intrusion system’s maintenance notifications and icons make maintenance management easier and faster, while tasks such as adding new names to doors can be done in two to three minutes, a task which took an hour or more previously. The school district is also integrating its existing sensors with PowerSeries Neo and plans to explore integration of its PowerSeries Neo system with its existing video and access control systems from Tyco Security Products in the future.