CPCC IT lead Patrick Dugan (left) and Security 101 Charlotte's Aaron Alexander (right)
The 2007 Virginia Tech massacre left the entire nation in complete shock - but perhaps nowhere more than in Charlotte, NC. Many future Virginia Tech students and alumni establish lives and careers here. It's also where the state's largest institution, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is located.
Colleges nowadays realize the need to be proactive when it comes to security. At CPCC, stakeholders and senior management determined there was a need to upgrade the security systems throughout the campus. Security 101 Charlotte was signed on as part of a phased undertaking at more than $500,000 and was to include video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, emergency call stations and more. The overall idea was to integrate all parts and have one centralized location, while boosting security and reduce costs.
Patrick Dugan, CPCC's Executive Director of Technology Infrastructure Systems chose Security 101's Aaron Alexander as their integrator of choice for numerous reasons. Alexander is a Microsoft-certified systems engineer with software development experience, knows the industry well and for his reputation as being a qualified integrator with a great deal of security and IT experience.
Security 101 began working on the project in July 2011 and would achieve substantial completion by January 2012.
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