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NCJ Number: 113818 Find in a Library
Title: Building Security's Future
Journal: Security  Volume:25  Issue:9  Dated:(September 1988)  Pages:54-57
Author(s): B Zalud
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 4
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Heathrow Telecommunications is revolutionizing building security using technology based on the integrated systems digital network (ISDN) at a planned community in Florida.
Abstract: The Heathrow community, including homes, shops, and offices, has integrated security from the ground up. Heathrow has its own 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week security force and a fire, life support, and rescue station. Access control is via a data base that joins together residents and office workers, card readers, and other security devices that plug into the wall just like a modular telephone. Optical fiber is routed throughout the community to provide a variety of security and information-sharing services such as alarm monitoring, access card systems, closed-circuit television, medical alert systems, banking, shopping, climate control, and energy management. The Heathrow Telecommunications network permits video teleconferencing, dial-up data communication, and security monitoring. ISDN transforms today's diversities and incompatibilities into one inside-the-building and coast-to-coast network. ISDN provides a bridge between computers and telephones that is fast, efficient, and cost-effective. Telecommunications technology, such as that incorporated at Heathrow, makes everything run more smoothly, including security. Additional information on ISDN and photographs are included.
Main Term(s): Telecommunications equipment
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Facility security; Security systems; Telephone communications
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