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The Business of Security is the Business

Next generation leaders are realizing that security and safety must be deeply embedded in every organization not only to mitigate risk but also to optimize the mission and execution of the business. And intelligent communications is at the heart of every business. The following is an article that was published in Security InfoWatch that shows how a great consultant and integrator teamed up to help transform the inner core of an American city with the Stentofon suite of products embedded in their effort eliciting a quote from Richard Fenton, VP of Corporate Security for Ilitch Holdings, Inc. 

“We thought the sound quality of that intercom system was amazing…”

A Zenitel Integrator, Identify, Inc. won the prestigious Elliot A Boxerbaum Memorial Award for its work. The project was the unanimous pick of the Boxerbaum Award’s selection committee (comprised of a panel of security industry professionals) based on its intricate scope of work, flexibility to project changes, advanced technology and security solutions, maintaining a secured vision with an eye towards design and aesthetics and compliance to strict DHS-certification requirements.

As well, the Elliot A. Boxerbaum Memorial Award was also presented to consulting engineering firm DVS a division of Ross & Baruzzini. This is presented to a consulting or engineering company that designed and specified a completed security design project, accepted by the client in 2017 or Q1 of 2018 and exemplifies the essence of collaboration, design excellence, uniqueness and creativity that contribute to a highly-successful security project. 

Detroit renaissance led by state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena

Security is tied to the fabric of the resurging District Detroit area that touts sports facilities, retail and entertainment venues 

Not many urban planners considered Detroit a renaissance city since the auto industry and heavy manufacturing collapsed more than 30 years ago leaving The Motor City a burnt-out shell of its former self. Today, with forward-thinking public/private partnership investment and a bold new vision of what a functional and safe urban space should look like, Detroit has reinvented itself. What once resembled a war-zone stretching from the Woodward Avenue corridor between downtown and Midtown has been transformed into a showcase featuring state-of-the-art sports facilities, entertainment venues, vibrant neighborhoods and an economic vitality that has attracted new businesses and investment with the promise of much more to come. 

This reborn “District Detroit” has been the catalyst for more than 200 new development projects in the area with an estimated investment total of $2.8 billion. The crown jewel and anchor in this revitalization success story is the Little Caesars Arena, the dazzling new home of the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings and the National Basketball Association’s Detroit Pistons. In the year since Little Caesars Arena opened, the award-winning venue has drawn nearly 3 million guests to the city and was awarded the prestigious Sports Facility of the Year by industry trade magazine, SportsBusiness Journal.

Award-Winning Venue Meets City and DHS Security Standard

Not only has the Little Caesars Arena dazzled the sports world but it was just as impressive to this year’s panel of security professionals judging the annual Elliot A. Boxerbaum Memorial Award, which is presented to a consulting or engineering company that designed and specified a completed security design project, accepted by the client in 2017 or Q1 of 2018 and exemplifies the essence of collaboration, design excellence, uniqueness and creativity that contribute to a highly-successful security project. The winning submission came from consulting engineering firm DVS, a division of Ross & Baruzzini, for the expansive Little Caesars Arena and the surrounding area referred to as “The District Detroit,” which is a 50-city block development encompassing world-class sports and entertainment facilities, six theaters and performing arts centers in addition to five neighborhoods. DVS worked alongside systems integrator Identify, Inc. and client Olympia Development of Michigan. In the area around Little Caesars Arena, more than $18 million have been invested in the city’s infrastructure, including blocks of landscaped medians which both beautify the area and provide traffic control and security benefits.

Read more at Security InfoWatch featuring the specific technologies that were integrated 
 

Segment: Building Security
Location: US