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Penn State Upgrades Campus Security with Tyco Security Products

The university migrated to the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform, wireless locks, Illustra cameras and victor video management system

Pennsylvania State University has invested in security technology from Tyco Security Products to protect and manage access and video in its residence halls and other areas of its campuses.

As part of a system-wide upgrade, Penn State transitioned to a single security management system to centralize management of the college’s video surveillance and access control functions, including the installation of wireless locks.

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The deployment of the new video and access control solution at eight of its Commonwealth Campuses represents a system-wide upgrade to its residence hall security, including the:

Software House C•CURE 9000

The adoption of C•CURE 9000 brings the residence halls at Penn State, as well as several other key buildings, onto a unified access control platform that now communicates with newly installed STANLEY Wi-Q wireless locks.

The installation of the locks provides greater operational ease of use for both students and staff, and reduced time and money spent on retooling locks and replacing lost cards.

(Learn More, courtesy of Software House and YouTube)

Another major part of the Penn State system-wide project was the installation of several hundred Illustra cameras as perimeter security for the residence halls and several other buildings.

The cameras are monitored via the victor video management system and VideoEdge NVRs.

(Learn More, courtesy of American Dynamics and YouTube)

“Our goal at Penn State was to transition to a single platform which builds a foundation whereby the whole university will eventually be under one system,” said Tracy Walker, Assistant Director of Commonwealth Campuses Housing and Food Services.

“The C•CURE 9000 platform’s compatibility with STANLEY wireless locks and the victor VMS system really helped to simplify what could have been an extremely complex migration project.”

Siemens, with offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, served as the Commonwealth Campuses’ integrator on this project. 

Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries.

With its world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions, Tyco Security Products employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential. 

Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences. 

Pennsylvania State University encompasses 24 campuses; 26,742 full-time faculty and staff serving nearly 100,000 students; a teaching hospital that provides care to more than 1 million patients annually; two law school locations; over $800 million in research expenditures; more than 500,000 active alumni; an online World Campus that empowers anyone to pursue an education—anytime, anywhere; and the largest student-run philanthropic organization in the world — THON.