Medical Center’s Security Updated With Surgical Precision

For more than two decades, Lafayette (La.) General Medical Center has relied on its integrator to keep current, including a recent project with 100 cameras and 25 card readers.

A long-term, ongoing relationship between systems integrator Stanley Security of Harahan, La., and Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) in Lafayette, La., has served both parties well. Together, they have handled the challenges of ongoing growth and constant moves, additions and changes at the regional health-care facility and hospital. Stanley and predecessor companies have been working with LGMC since 1993, with that work today being managed by regional offices in Harahan, led by Daniel Lackey, Stanley Security’s national account manager of Engineered Solutions.

Lafayette General Medical Center Access Control Equipment List

  • 18 Aiphone video/audio door stations
  • 12 Aiphone door stations
  • 8 Aiphone video/audio master stations with door release
  • 3 Aiphone master stations with door release
  • 131 AMAG 320 magnetic stripe card readers
  • 9 AMAG MDU4 controllers
  • 8 AMAG M2100 controllers
  • 5 AMAG M2150 controllers
  • 4 AMAG alarm input micronodes
  • 4 AMAG 321 magnetic stripe keypad card readers
  • 3 AMAG 2DC door expansion controllers
  • 3 AMAG 692 proximity card readers
  • 2 AMAG MDU2 controllers
  • 2 AMAG micronodes controllers
  • 2 AMAG RS-232 converters
  • 1 AMAG badging system
  • 138 Bosch request-to-exit PIRs
  • 4 Essex keypad readers
  • 1 Fargo badging printer, double-sided printing with encoding
  • 19 IEI keypad readers
  • 8 Lantronix MSS-100 UNITS
  • 144 Rutherford Controls magnetic door locks
  • 12 Rutherford Controls electronic door strikes
  • 119 Securitron request-to-exit buttons

“Some 20 years ago, when we installed the first generation of the system, my goals were very different than they are now,” says LGMC Director of Security, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Anjanette Hebert. “Back then I was working with only a hospital building and one parking lot that needed to be controlled. Today, our system has grown from one hospital to five with several ancillary buildings, parking lots at each site, and multiple clinics and physician offices spread over three parishes.”

LGMC is the flagship, nonprofit community-owned and -managed hospital for Lafayette General Health (LGH). The medical campus has grown extensively throughout the years, adding buildings, moving departments and renovating spaces. Most recently, the health-care provider embarked on an ambitious $52 million project, with Stanley Security providing systems integration and expanding AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Professional Security Management System (SMS) – the heart of integrated access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance at the medical center.

“They started small, continued to add and have grown their Symmetry system to a substantial size,” says Lackey. “We work closely with all stakeholders to determine card reader layout and other parameters and their security director depends on us to communicate with the IT department regarding network and hardware requirements.”

Hebert, who has been at the medical center for many years, believes the success of the electronic security solution starts with and depends on a good working relationship with systems integrator Stanley.

“My No. 1 demand of my integrator is excellent service,” she says. “Over the years I’ve been able to count on Stanley to provide me with top-notch technicians who became part of the Lafayette General family. I’ve become accustomed to having immediate response to any service need and excellent installation quality.”

At the start of the latest project LGMC had 128 magnetic stripe card readers and 190+ cameras. The expansion brings an additional 25 AMAG readers and 110 Samsung IP cameras along with a Salient video management system (VMS) and other low-voltage, electrical and security gear. An upgraded server supports Symmetry Management
System v7.0.1 with Symmetry M2150 intelligent controllers.

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