Diebold Oversees Video Security Software at WTC Site

The company's “situational awareness platform software” (SAPS) system, collects, correlates and displays information gathered from surrounding security systems.
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Diebold, Inc. is managing the installation, integration and maintenance of a the security software system—including video surveillance—at the new World Trade Center (WTC) site in New York City, the company says.

Diebold says its comprehensive “situational awareness platform software” (SAPS) system, collects, correlates and displays information from a wide variety of the WTC site’s critical security systems, as well as provide identity management capabilities.

Diebold’s integration efforts will connect an array of systems to the WTC security command center via a single interface, giving operators unified control and views of the entire WTC site. To ensure centralized management, Diebold is integrating numerous devices and technologies, including “identity, credential and access management” (ICAM) systems; video surveillance systems; intrusion and fire alarms; building management systems; vertical transportation; digital intercom; radio communication; chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection systems; and vehicle scheduling and management systems.

“The ability to successfully manage projects at the World Trade Center site is a testament to Diebold’s flexibility and logistical capabilities,” said Bradley J. Stephenson, vice president, security solutions, Diebold. The volume of systems Diebold is integrating into the SAPS makes that a highly complex implementation, he said.

However, Diebold is also operating in a challenging environment that requires a great degree of interdependency between sites and systems, and the company is working closely with site workers to ensure any technology or system adjustments are accounted for in the SAPS implementation to ensure reliable system integration, Stephenson said.

The systems being integrated by Diebold are interspersed among 11 primary buildings and facilities, including five skyscrapers, the third-largest transportation hub in New York City, the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum, a retail venue, a performing arts center, a vehicle security center and critical infrastructure facilities.

Diebold has teamed with VidSys, a provider of physical security information management software (PSIM), and QuantumSecure, a developer of physical identity and access management (PIAM) software, for the project. The VidSys PSIM software and the Quantum Secure PIAM software will serve as the basis of the World Trade Center’s SAPS which will deliver an enterprise software platform to manage and streamline security identities, compliance and security situations across physical security systems located at multiple sites, Diebold says.


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