TAC To Provide Security Solutions For New Jersey Entertainment Complex

Developers of The Meadowlands Xanadu entertainment complex have awarded a $3.9 million contract for security and building management systems integration to TAC, a provider of building automation, security systems and energy services.

Meadowlands Xanadu is a 4.8 million-square-foot family entertainment, sports, retail, office and hotel complex in East Rutherford, N.J. The complex is adjacent to Giants Stadium and the Continental Airlines Arena, and it’s within 5 miles of Manhattan. The entertainment and retail center is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2008. The facility will include live and interactive entertainment venues, fine dining, outdoor amusements, runway fashion shows and an indoor snow dome featuring skiing and snowboarding.

TAC’s New York/New Jersey branch office will install the building systems, which includes access control, video surveillance and indoor climate control.

For the safety of visitors and employees, Xanadu will incorporate a complex surveillance system protecting the parking areas, entrances, elevators, escalators, employee and back-office areas, and the large public spaces inside the venue. Cameras will be strategically placed to view the adjoining highways and better coordinate event traffic conditions with New Jersey state agencies. More than 300 fixed and PTZ indoor and outdoor cameras will add to this integrated security solution, helping Xanadu offer a state-of-the-art, safe and comfortable environment for its occupants.

TAC also will install an access control system to limit entry to non-public spaces such as freight areas, stairwells, the telecommunications room and a data center. Unauthorized entry attempts will send alerts to nearby cameras and security staff in the central command center, the hub of the system, where all components will be monitored and controlled.

“The security system we are installing at Xanadu will be two to three times more extensive than what we would install as compared to other smaller entertainment complexes,” said David Berardi, vice president of TAC’s Systems Integration East division. “The sheer size of the facility and the number and type of cameras and access controllers needed adds complexity to the project. TAC’s Andover Continuum™ system is flexible and scaleable, so it can easily handle this type of project.”

TAC also will put a system in place to control other building systems, such as HVAC, in the complex.

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