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Hi folks,

 

Have any of you had to put in Panic Buttons?  Can you recommend sources?

 

Rebecca Ramos

 

Assistant Vice President Information Technology

rramos@providence.edu

401-865-2780

 

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We have had panic buttons in key departments for decades.  Originally they were an in-house solution delivered through our phone system.  However, some years ago we moved to building control and alarm systems from Siemens, which has a general alarm capability integrated with other alarms like fire alarms and such, for an integrated alarm delivery system.  So we have migrated our in-house solution to the Siemens solution.

So a recommendation is to give first consideration to how you're delivering other types of alarms (fire, door security, hazard sensors, etc.) and see if it offers general/panic alarms as a part of the integrated solution.  This presumes that the panic button alarm should be delivered to an in-house agent, such as your university police/security.  If it needs to go to an outside agency, such as local county 911, that's more complicated.

- Mike Dieckmann
CIO, University of West Florida


~Mike

Michael Dieckmann * Chief Information Officer * University of West Florida * 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL  32514 *   Office 850.474.2558 * FAX 850.474.2634 * MichaelDieckmann@uwf.edu * uwf.edu



Hi Rebecca,

 

            We’ve had panic buttons in place for at least 10 years, and they are tied into our building alarm systems. These activate alerts in the appropriate Campus Safety office. See response from our Auxiliary Services Director below:

 

Our panic buttons tie directly back to our alarm panels and the sources we use depend on the manufacturer of the panel.  Anything new we have put in is made by Honeywell or DSC and available through ADI, http://adiglobal.us/Pages/default.aspx, and CDW, http://www.cdw.com/, however some of the older panels around campus that we took over years ago are Regency Panels and we have to get those parts from a GE supplier, usually ADI.

 

Mickey

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Michael R. Belote

Chief Technology Officer

Mercer University

1400 Coleman Avenue

Macon, GA 31207

O: 478-301-2850

M: 478-719-2955

http://IT.Mercer.edu

 

Our panic devices are peripheral devices on our intrusion detection systems which are integrated to our Security Monitor. Security Monitor delivers Door Access, Intrusion Detection, and Video in one platform to the Police Department. Security Monitor is a CBord product, while the Intrusion Detection devices are a Bosch product and the cameras are Cisco.

 

Danny M. Kemp

Vice President for Information Technology & CIO

Radford University

P.O. Box 6888

Radford, VA 24142

Office   540-831-7167

FAX     540-831-6217

dmkemp@radford.edu

 

Yes, integrated with our Siemens alarm environment.


The is a company that has a very elegant PC based system:

http://epanicbutton.com/

I was piloting this at my previous institution.  It seemed very flexible and easily configurable for multiple types of alarms and response. It was also very affordable.  Although it is PC-based they also provide other ways to trigger an alarm such as a USB remote switch.

Joe

______________________________________
Joseph Moreau
Vice Chancellor, Technology
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hill, CA  94022
moreaujoseph@fhda.edu
650-949-6120 office
650-941-6289 FAX
408-348-1197 mobile
______________________________________

Colleagues,

 

We are preparing to do a RFP for a camera/surveillance system and I am looking for sample RFPs to use as a guide.  Our goal is to upgrade a very old system that we have in place in the Residence Halls and expand our cameras into other buildings on the campus.

 

Have any of you recently put in cameras or a campus-wide surveillance system?  Any recommendations?  Are you willing to share your RFP?

 

Thank you very much.

 

 

 

Greg Marrow, Chief Information Officer

Office of Information Technology Services, Patton Hall, Room 317

P.O. Box 1267 l Huntsville, AL 35762

www.aamu.edu

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Hi folks,

 

Have any of you had to put in Panic Buttons?  Can you recommend sources?

 

Rebecca Ramos

 

Assistant Vice President Information Technology

rramos@providence.edu

401-865-2780

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

We have had panic buttons in key departments for decades.  Originally they were an in-house solution delivered through our phone system.  However, some years ago we moved to building control and alarm systems from Siemens, which has a general alarm capability integrated with other alarms like fire alarms and such, for an integrated alarm delivery system.  So we have migrated our in-house solution to the Siemens solution.

So a recommendation is to give first consideration to how you're delivering other types of alarms (fire, door security, hazard sensors, etc.) and see if it offers general/panic alarms as a part of the integrated solution.  This presumes that the panic button alarm should be delivered to an in-house agent, such as your university police/security.  If it needs to go to an outside agency, such as local county 911, that's more complicated.

- Mike Dieckmann
CIO, University of West Florida


~Mike

Michael Dieckmann * Chief Information Officer * University of West Florida * 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL  32514 *   Office 850.474.2558 * FAX 850.474.2634 * MichaelDieckmann@uwf.edu * uwf.edu



Hi Rebecca,

 

            We’ve had panic buttons in place for at least 10 years, and they are tied into our building alarm systems. These activate alerts in the appropriate Campus Safety office. See response from our Auxiliary Services Director below:

 

Our panic buttons tie directly back to our alarm panels and the sources we use depend on the manufacturer of the panel.  Anything new we have put in is made by Honeywell or DSC and available through ADI, http://adiglobal.us/Pages/default.aspx, and CDW, http://www.cdw.com/, however some of the older panels around campus that we took over years ago are Regency Panels and we have to get those parts from a GE supplier, usually ADI.

 

Mickey

*******************************************************************************

Michael R. Belote

Chief Technology Officer

Mercer University

1400 Coleman Avenue

Macon, GA 31207

O: 478-301-2850

M: 478-719-2955

http://IT.Mercer.edu

 

Our panic devices are peripheral devices on our intrusion detection systems which are integrated to our Security Monitor. Security Monitor delivers Door Access, Intrusion Detection, and Video in one platform to the Police Department. Security Monitor is a CBord product, while the Intrusion Detection devices are a Bosch product and the cameras are Cisco.

 

Danny M. Kemp

Vice President for Information Technology & CIO

Radford University

P.O. Box 6888

Radford, VA 24142

Office   540-831-7167

FAX     540-831-6217

dmkemp@radford.edu

 

Yes, integrated with our Siemens alarm environment.


The is a company that has a very elegant PC based system:

http://epanicbutton.com/

I was piloting this at my previous institution.  It seemed very flexible and easily configurable for multiple types of alarms and response. It was also very affordable.  Although it is PC-based they also provide other ways to trigger an alarm such as a USB remote switch.

Joe

______________________________________
Joseph Moreau
Vice Chancellor, Technology
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hill, CA  94022
moreaujoseph@fhda.edu
650-949-6120 office
650-941-6289 FAX
408-348-1197 mobile
______________________________________
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