Pace University has partnered with security systems integrator, Idesco, to implement a comprehensive security system at the Pace’s new, 34-story residence hall in Manhattan, NY.
The building, believed to be the tallest dorm in the world, houses 770 students in 384 dorm rooms. In total, the project included the installation of an S2 access control solution along with 390 Assa Abloy POE locksets, 160 Axis IP cameras, over 1,200 voice and data cable runs, 400 cable TV runs and a Bogen paging system throughout the building.
Idesco has an established relationship with Pace University having been involved in a number of security enhancements throughout Pace’s NYC and Westchester campuses.
“This installation was a unique opportunity for Idesco. Within an 18-month period, we have designed and installed a comprehensive system to secure the tallest dorm in the world,” says Andrew Schonzeit, President at Idesco. “From access control to cameras and voice and data, we have covered all security aspects of the project successfully.”
“The safety of our students always comes first so we wanted to make sure that we would keep every one of them safe and secure at all times in their new dorm,” says Thomas Tresselt, Associate Director of Safety and Security at Pace University. “Working with Idesco in the past on multiple security projects gave us the confidence to know we only wanted our trusted integrator to handle security in the tallest residence hall in the world.”
Idesco offers a full range of security products including digital ID badging systems, access control, biometrics, turnstiles, visitor management and digital video surveillance. The company has its roots in ID badging, and has since expanded into a full-service security systems integrator that designs and manages installations at universities, television networks and municipalities.