We are proud to unveil our new Communications Centre in the E.T. Clarke Building.
Our new Centre integrates a number of new technologies, including a large new video display screen and integrated security system management software.
The Communications Centre is home to dispatch staff, who answer calls to security and monitor campus alarms.
Terry Sullivan, Director of Security Services, talks about the new communications centre below.
McMaster's President Patrick Deane shares his reflections on the new Centre
Highlights of our New Centre:
The communication centre was redesigned to face north to allow for natural light
into the room; dimmable LED lights were
installed in the ceiling to suit every operator’s preference.
Aside from the adjustable LED lighting, the customizable desk
can be raised or lowered by the push of a button
to permit sitting or standing operation; the
operator can choose what is displayed on the
video wall based on the needs of the day.
Equipped with a self-contained cooling unit a new technolody closet was
created to store various computer systems and
technologies. This insulated room also provides a sound barrier for the operators from noisy equipment.
We also created a time lapse video of the construction, which took place between Sept 8, 2012 and January 6, 2013.
Check out what the centre looked like before
the renovations began…