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Diebold installed a resort-wide alarm monitoring system connecting the video system to a central command center
Diebold received the award for enhancing the security operation for an award-winning beach resort in Florida

Diebold Incorporated has enhanced the security operation for an award-winning beach resort, earning an award for itself in the process. Streamlining security across the expansive St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort & Residences in Miami Beach, Fla., Diebold infused innovation throughout planning, installation, testing and training to earn the 18th annual SAMMY Award for Integrated Installation of the Year.

Sponsored by Security Sales & Integration (SSI), the SAMMY Awards honour security integrators that exemplify professionalism in sales, marketing and installation endeavours. SSI honoured Diebold with the award April 9 during ISC West 2013 in Las Vegas, citing complexity of the project and Diebold's innovative solution.

Located minutes from Miami's famed South Beach, the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is a 9-acre, premier oceanfront resort featuring three 27-story towers, housing 550 luxury guest and resident accommodations. Addressing the diverse security needs of guests, residents and staff, Diebold's innovative security solution gives security personnel near-instant visibility of alarm events by integrating a variety of new and legacy security systems.

To strengthen security responses across the expansive resort, Diebold installed a resort-wide alarm monitoring system connecting the video system to a central command centre. The award-winning system integrates alarm monitoring signals from numerous intrusion and duress devices and cameras located throughout the resort.

"Diebold's implementation at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort shows our ability to excel on multi-faceted security integrations," said Tony Byerly, executive vice president, electronic security, Diebold. "We're honored to be recognised by Security Sales & Integration with the SAMMY Award for Integrated Installation of the Year. The award signifies the innovation and excellence Diebold delivers to its customers when installing and integrating complex security systems to protect people, assets and facilities."

Adhering to its own strict standards for pre-installation design and testing, Diebold exceeded the industry norm – and customer expectations – when planning the resort's security systems implementation. Diebold documented all electronic security devices and logistics; developed precise installation plans; tested system components; programmed and commissioned systems; and trained resort staff.

To help streamline responses, Diebold created a security command centre where operators monitor cameras, access control systems, door alarms, intercom stations, duress buttons and other systems for the entire resort. Multiple video monitors show operators the location, video and response information for alarm conditions in one large view.

As St. Regis continues to thrive, Diebold's systems can flex and scale to meet the resort's evolving security needs. Similar to the original challenge, Diebold's expertise incorporates existing security infrastructure into modern security systems to sustain an efficient solution and optimise security spend.

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