NY retail complex picks Milestone's IP video platform

September 5, 2007 -- The Shops at Atlas Park, a commercial community complex in Queens, New York, has installed Milestone Systems' IP video surveillance software.

September 5, 2007 -- The Shops at Atlas Park, a commercial community complex in Queens, New York, has installed Milestone Systems' IP video surveillance software, integrating the platform with IP intercoms, access control, and parking garage emergency call boxes.

The installed security system is "pure IP" network platform implemented by Fire Systems Inc., wherein Milestone's "open platform" XProtect Enterprise video surveillance software is installed on Polar Industry's ZNVR3200-I to manage over 100 network cameras from Sony's IPELA line offering.

According to Milestone, the networked system gives the complex's Securitas guard service full overview and fast response capabilities. The complex's management also uses it to remotely keep tabs on business and to show the property to new retail lease prospects.

"We did not need any training; it's a Windows-based operating system, so if you know a computer you can get around the Milestone software. It's not been a problem for any of my people. That's the beauty of the system, the simplicity of it," remarks Frank Anello, the Securitas director of security for The Shops at Atlas Park. "We can make our own tailored views and folders for each shift, too."

The complex includes a number of buildings with retail shops, movie theaters, restaurants, a fitness center, business offices, and parking garages, covering more than 400,000 square feet.

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