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Stanley Brings Arena Project in on Time and Budget

In a project demanding immense skill, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (CSS) blends a multitude of old and new systems into a thoroughly integrated solution controllable from a single command point. The company marshals the full measure of its considerable resources to exceed the expectations of Indiana’s Conseco Fieldhouse, subsequently winning SSI’s 2010 Integrated Installation of the Year Award.

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“From the consulting and design phase, all the way through delivery and installation, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions was flawless in their execution of providing a complete security package to meet our needs.” This glowing endorsement from the apt-named John Ball, director of Building Safety and Security for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, is indicative of the expertise and service Stanley CSS demonstrated in its comprehensive solution for Indiana’s Conseco Fieldhouse.

The project, which earned the company SSI’s 2010 Integrated Installation of the Year Award, involved streamlining the client’s existing, separately managed systems with upgraded access, video, intercom and software platforms to enable control via a single command point. Subject matter experts from Stanley CSS collaborated with the Stanley Mechanical Access Solutions division to deliver a best-in-class security solution.

The award is Stanley CSS’ second in the program, winning when it was known as HSM Electronic Protection Services in 2007. This year, the Naperville, Ill.-headquartered integrator also captured SAMMY (Sales & Marketing) awards for Best Overall Integrated Marketing Campaign and Best Community Outreach Program (see the June issue).

Launched in 2002, the Integrated Installation of the Year program judges entries based on innovation; systems design; integration of at least three electronic systems; seamlessness of installation; uniqueness of application; and end-user satisfaction. Other finalists this year were Benson Systems of Gilbert, Ariz., and Ultrasafe Security Specialists of Norco, Calif. (see sidebar on page 42).

The necessity for flexible technology, extensive consultation and meticulous project management made the Conseco Fieldhouse a unique and challenging job. “Balancing the needs for security for the professional performers, fans and general public, while not hindering the entertainment experience was a top priority,” says Mark Baruzzini, senior director, Stanley CSS Convergence Center of Excellence.

The crown jewel of Indianapolis’ downtown cityscape, Conseco Fieldhouse has hosted famous performers ranging from Cirque du Soleil to the Eagles to Paul McCartney to Justin Timberlake to U2 and more, as well as the NBA’s Pacers and WNBA’s Fever. The 18,165-seat, 750,000-square-foot facility opened in 1999 and is widely considered one of the finest venues in all of sports.

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Scott Goldfine
Scott joined SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in October 1998 and has distinguished himself by producing award-winning, exemplary work. His editorial achievements have included blockbuster articles featuring major industry executives, such as Tyco Electronic Products Group Managing Director Gerry Head; Protection One President/CEO Richard Ginsburg; former Brink’s Home Security President/CEO Peter Michel; GE Interlogix President/CEO Ken Boyda; Bosch Security Systems President/CEO Peter Ribinski; and former SecurityLink President/CEO Jim Covert. Scott, who is an NTS Certified alarm technician, has become a respected and in-demand speaker at security industry events, including presentations at the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting; California Alarm Association (CAA) Summer and Winter Conferences; PSA Security Network Conference; International Security Conference and Exhibition (ISC); and Security Industry Association (SIA) Forum. Scott often acts as an ambassador to mainstream media and is a participant in several industry associations. His previous experience as a cable-TV technician/installer and running his own audio company -- along with a lifelong fascination with electronics and computers -- prepared Scott well for his current position. Since graduating in 1986 with honors from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Radio-Television- Film, his professional endeavors have encompassed magazines, radio, TV, film, records, teletext, books, the Internet and more. In 2005, Scott captured the prestigious Western Publisher Maggie Award for Best Interview/Profile Trade for "9/11 Hero Tells Tale of Loses, Lessons," his October 2004 interview with former FDNY Commander Richard Picciotto, the last man to escape the Ground Zero destruction alive.
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