School District Receives Major Security Upgrades

Customer Profile

Ellicottville Central School District, located in Ellicottville, NY, just 1 hour South of Buffalo, has always provided a safe learning and teaching environment for its students and staff. The district comprises one elementary school and one shared middle school/high school with just over 600 students.

Project Profile

In 2015, the school district had a Building Condition Survey (BCS) performed, which revealed a few major problem areas within its facilities that required renovation or replacement. In 2021, the State Education Department approved the $8,400,000 capital project, including upgrades to several school district systems, including fire alarms, access control, and public address systems.

Customer Challenge

The capital project initially involved adding to the school district’s old Continuum Building Management System (BMS) and its current Simplex Access System. However, during the bid process, Stark Tech Integration worked with the school district to identify an opportunity to upgrade its antiquated systems completely.

Stark Tech Solution

When the capital project ultimately came in under budget, the customer contacted Stark Tech Integration to price out additional crisis management/lockdown upgrades, including wireless locks, displays, interior and exterior blue lights, and wireless clocks. In addition, our team took over the current obsolete access control system and upgraded them to Schneider Electric’s Security Expert.

While the project started in early June of 2020, COVID-19 delays pushed the project finish date back to the fall of 2021. Stark Tech Integration utilized our electricians for most of the technology installation, and they are currently completing the final customer training on all systems.

The Technology

  • Upgraded Building Management System (EcoStruxure)
  • Security Expert with Lockdown Buttons
  • Assa Abloy Aperio Wireless Locksets
  • Telecor Public Address
  • Telecor VuAlert Displays
  • Telecor Wireless NTP Synched clocks
  • Interior & Exterior Blue Lights
  • Aiphone Intercoms

The Stark Tech Integration team, consisting of industry certified Professional Audio and Visual professionals, offers a full array of professional audio/visual solutions from networked A/V systems, public address, mass notification, and intercom systems, to digital clocks, assisted listening devices, and sound masking solutions. With access to a range of manufacturers and equipment, our Pro A/V team can provide full design and installation services for any type of facility.

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