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Ellicottville Central School District Utilizes NYS OGS Contract for Major Security Upgrades

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Ellicottville Central School District Utilizes NYS OGS Contract for Major Security Upgrades

Industry: K-12

Customer Profile: ­ Ellicottville Central School District, located in Ellicottville, NY just 1 hour South of Buffalo, has always been committed to providing a safe learning and teaching environment for its students and staff. The district is comprised of one elementary school and one shared middle school/high school with a total of just over 600 students.

Project Profile: In 2015, the school district had a Building Condition Survey (BCS) performed which revealed a few major problem areas within its facilities that required renovation or replacement. In 2021, the State Education Department approved the $8,400,000 capital project which included upgrades to several of the school district’s systems including fire alarm, access control, and public address systems.

Customer Challenge: The capital project originally involved adding to the school district’s old Continuum Building Management System (BMS) as well as adding onto its current Simplex Access System. However, during the bid process, Stark Integration worked with the school district to identify an opportunity to completely upgrade its antiquated systems.  

Stark Solution: When the capital project ultimately came in under budget, the customer contacted Stark Integration to price out additional crisis management/lockdown upgrades including wireless locks, displays, interior and exterior blue lights, and wireless clocks. In addition, our team took over the current obsolete access control system and upgraded them to Schneider Electric’s Security Expert.

While the project started in early June of 2020, COVID-19 delays pushed back the project finish date to fall of 2021. Stark Integration utilized our electricians for a majority of the technology installation, and they are currently completing the final customer training on all systems.

The Technology:

  • Upgraded Building Management System (EcoStruxure)
  • Security Expert with Lockdown Buttons
  • Assa Abloy Aperio Wireless Locksets
  • Telecor Public Address
  • Telecor VuAlert Displays
  • Telecor Wireless NTP Synched clocks
  • Interior & Exterior Blue Lights
  • Aiphone Intercoms

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The Stark Integration team, consisting of industry certified Professional Audio and Visual professionals, offers a full array of professional audio/visual solutions from networked A/V systems, public address, mass notification, and intercom systems, to digital clocks, assisted listening devices, and sound masking solutions. With access to a range of manufacturers and equipment, our Pro A/V team can provide full design and installation services for any type of facility.


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