Nortronics retrofits apartment building in New York City
December 9, 2004
FAIRVIEW, N.J. - Integrator Nortronics Corp. has completed a security system retrofit at The Bay Club, a residential condominium apartment in the New York City borough of Queens.
The Bay Club, which comprises two buildings that house approximately 1,037 families, had operated an alarm system that was originally installed more than 20 years ago.
NortronicsÃ‚Â used the existing wiring from the former alarm system. The previous system included keypads in individual apartment units used to activate an alarm. These devices were linked to a four-foot by six-foot panel at the conciergeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s desk.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We were able to convert all these thousands of wires into a rack away from the lobby,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Al Simon, president at Nortronics. The company was then able to connect the wires to an alarm device designed by Paradox Security Systems and a computer running that companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Neware software, which is used to print logs of alarm events.
Each building operates a separate alarm system, and the former oversized panel at the conciergeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s desk used to monitor the alarms within the building has been replaced with a computer screen.
Simon said the project took less than a month to complete, and the company was approached about the job when renovation work was taking place at the facility.