NAPCO's Continental Access Enterprise Platform Protects 2.5 Million Square Feet of Chicago's McCormick Place
NAPCO Security Group
Amityville, NY, 11701
Press release date: October 7, 2013
• Largest Convention Center in North America Hosts Nearly Three Million Visitors Annually
• NAPCO Division's Solution at Heart of Convention Center Security Since 1996
AMITYVILLE, N.Y. – NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSSC), one of the world's leading suppliers of high performance electronic security equipment for over 30 years, today announced that McCormick Place, Chicago, which boasts 2.5 million square feet of exhibition, trade show and meeting facility space, has recently upgraded its security system by choosing NAPCO's Continental Access CA3000 enterprise software version 2.9 to continue handling overall security with a reliable, efficient and secure system.
Richard Soloway, Chairman and President of NAPCO commented, "Our unwavering commitment to research and development enables us to maintain the most comprehensive, robust, scalable solution in the industry with super-optimized performance. McCormick Place, which has been a NAPCO customer since 1996, has been able to integrate more options into its well-equipped security operations as their needs change and expand. Our newest Continental Access 2.9 version software integrates with multiple video management systems, which eliminates having to run multiple programs and makes CardAccess 3000 a complete security system solution. In addition, the software release supports Continental's new Accelaterm 8- to 16-Door Controllers, which control twice the number of doors, completing full downloads of firmware and data in less than five minutes for tens of thousands of badges. This is a crucial feature as McCormick Place hosts nearly three million visitors per year."
The platform has provided McCormick Place with a robust, scalable system that delivers the highest level of security while maintaining flexibility for exhibitors. It is an easy-to-use system that deploys quickly and Access control operators can quickly be trained. McCormick Place management takes advantage of NAPCO's comprehensive training programs so more in-depth technical tasks, which are usually performed by system engineers, can also be mastered quickly thereby enabling the security team to become more autonomous when completing system updates and routine maintenance.
The CA3000 supports wireless Trilogy Networx Access Locks from Alarm Lock, another NAPCO division, to integrate seamlessly into the software and system environment for real-time reporting, audit trails and personnel updates that bring power and door-position information to any door while acting as single-door controllers on the Continental system.
Mr. Soloway concluded, "The Continental Enterprise Security System offers security and risk managers a complete solution that combines access, video, intrusion and fire alarms, and locking. Its open architecture and scalability allows the system to grow, expand and retrofit as needed, which is demonstrated by the McCormick Place installation. This is a reflection of NAPCO's commitment to provide the best-in-class security solutions and training that engenders long-term relationships with our customer base."
About McCormick Place
McCormick Place is the premier convention facility in North America. Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, it attracts close to three million visitors each year. McCormick Place is comprised of four state-of-the-art buildings: the North and South Buildings, the West Building and Lakeside Center. Together, they form what many consider to be the economic engine that powers the entire convention and tradeshow industry.
About NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of technologically advanced electronic security equipment including intrusion and fire alarm systems, access control and door locking systems. The Company consists of NAPCO plus three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Alarm Lock, Continental Instruments, and Marks USA. The products are installed by security professionals worldwide in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and government applications. NAPCO products have earned a reputation for technical excellence, reliability and innovation, poising the Company for growth in the rapidly expanding electronic security market, a multi-billion dollar market.
For additional information on NAPCO, please visit the Company's web site at www.napcosecurity.com.
Peter Seltzberg, Regional Vice-President
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