New Jersey Performing Arts Center Upgrades To Hybrid Surveillance System
North American Video (NAV) announced recently it has been awarded the contract to upgrade the video surveillance system at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).
The new system will include a hybrid video solution that will allow NJPAC to leverage its existing infrastructure while upgrading to newer and more advanced recording and imaging technology.
“We are excited about this opportunity to offer our experience and services to help
NJPAC achieve their goal of improving the performance and reliability of the video
surveillance system,” said Jason Oakley, CEO of North American
Video. “The hybrid solution will help to reduce costs for the upgrade but still allow for
future expansion and technology upgrades.”
Situated on a 12-acre site on the Newark riverfront, the 250,000 square foot NJPAC is
the country’s sixth largest performing arts venue. Opened in 1997, the center was a key
project in the city’s revitalization initiative and has since successfully served as a model
for programming, audience diversity and educational opportunities.
With the help of a Department of Homeland Security grant through the county, the center is able to facilitate the video surveillance upgrade, which will be a turnkey project entirely
designed and managed by NAV.
The center’s existing analog PTZ cameras will be replaced with an
integrated system utilizing IP cameras as well as a head-end recording and software
management solution, including a common GUI. Using the
existing fiber infrastructure, NAV will also implement a complete security network that
will allow high quality live viewing and recording, with full camera control.
“Our approach to delivering best in class security and surveillance
solutions includes deploying the right technology, using top notch people and paying
attention to the details,” Oakley said. “This approach has helped us to earn our customers for the long term -- we are delighted to count NJPAC as an NAV customer.”