Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents Selects AMAG Technology's Symmetry

The Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents, an acute care, mental health facility for youth, has chosen AMAG Technology’s Symmetry V8 access control system with Symmetry CompleteView Video Management System and Symmetry PowerProtect NVR platform to secure its hospital facility in Staunton, Virginia. AMAG Technology is a security management solution provider that specializes in unified access control, IP video and intrusion management solutions for the commercial and government markets.

The Center provides a safe environment with beds for up to 48 youth. Each floor contains plenty of education and recreational space. The Center provides treatment through multi-disciplinary teams of child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, social workers, activities therapists, teachers and behaviorally trained direct care staff. Symmetry will control access throughout the facility and staff and patients will use their access cards to properly identify themselves and to gain access to authorized areas.

Symmetry CompleteView VMS is a user-friendly, intuitive video management software that provides a feature-rich set of video control features that scales from entry-level to enterprise, stand alone or integrated. Seamless analog and IP camera support gives customers the freedom to choose the best technology to meet their needs with the ability to mix analog and IP cameras on the same system and change the analog license to an IP license for no additional cost.

The Symmetry PowerProtect network video recorder supports directly connected analog cameras as well as IP cameras simultaneously using Symmetry CompleteView VMS. End users can migrate from analog to IP cameras over time, without purchasing third party encoder hardware or repurchasing camera licenses.

The Center is operated by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is affiliated with Western State Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital for adults which also installed a Symmetry Security Management System. The Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents will install the Symmetry system over the next few months.

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