LAS VEGAS — Diebold Inc. will implement advanced security solutions at the new World Trade Center (WTC) Transportation Hub in New York City, the company announced Wednesday at ISC West.
Diebold’s integrated system will include the installation of video surveillance, access control and alarm devices throughout the hub. In addition, the company will expand the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation’s (PATH) existing security system at the PATH WTC station.
Scheduled to open in 2014, the WTC Transportation Hub will make Lower Manhattan the third-largest transportation center in New York and will re-establish the transportation facilities and infrastructure that existed at the WTC complex prior to 9/11.
Housing the PATH rapid transit system, the hub will connect to 11 subway lines. It will also link pedestrians to the World Financial Center and Hudson River ferry terminals through an underground concourse. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey expects the hub to eventually serve more than 250,000 travelers daily.
A centerpiece of the project will be a state-of-the-art system for managing access to various areas of the hub. Diebold will incorporate access control points that will utilize both secure credentials and biometrics to identify and grant access to employees, contractors and security personnel.
Diebold’s integrated surveillance system will enable the Port Authority to monitor all areas of the WTC Transportation Hub, including entrances, exits, rail platforms and other pedestrian zones, as well as high-priority areas such as electrical and telecommunication rooms. The project will also integrate existing PATH cameras, providing a consolidated view of the entire site.
Diebold will fully integrate all security solutions it has planned for the site into the WTC Transportation Hub’s centralized telecommunications network. The integration will link multiple data elements associated with an event, enabling faster security response times.
To learn more about the project, SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine spoke with Diebold’s Jeremy Brecher on the show floor at ISC West. Brecher serves as vice president of operations and information technology. You can listen to Goldfine’s interview below.
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