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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 Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration, directing all editorial aspects of the magazine brand in print, electronically, online and in person. The voluminous, innovative and award-winning body of work he has distinguished himself with since joining the publication in 1998 includes groundbreaking research, landmark features, leadership roundtables, high profile case studies, and many industry exclusives. Well versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is a nationally known figure in demand as an industry presenter and subject matter expert to mainstream media. He is responsible for developing many unique products and programs, including the SSI Industry Hall of Fame, Control Panel (industry’s first E-mail newsletter), Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ), Marketing Marvel, Installers of the Year, Integrated Installation of the Year, Security Industry Census, Systems Integration Study, Installation Business Report, Operations & Opportunities Report, Commercial End-User Study and Security’s Fantastic Fleets. Recognized for his relationship building, integrity and lead-by-example ethic, Goldfine is a solutions-oriented team player who advises and collaborates with industry dealer/integrator, consultant, distributor, central station and manufacturer icons, luminaries and executive business leaders on a daily basis. He is also actively involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), PSA-Tec, SAMMY Awards, International Security Conference and Exhibition (ISC), Electronic Security Technology Summit (ESTS), Mission 500, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), ASIS Int’l, Honeywell CONNECT and other supplier conventions. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee and PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council. A certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast, Goldfine graduated with honors from Cal State, Northridge with a management degree in Radio-Television-Film. His professional media endeavors have encompassed magazines, Internet, radio, TV, film, records, teletext and books. Goldfine resides in the Charlotte, N.C., area with his wife, son and three cats.
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