Virginia Mental Health Facility to Install Symmetry Access Control System

The Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents will use AMAG Technology's Symmetry V8 access control system to improve security.
Published: June 5, 2015

The Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents, a mental health facility for youth, has chosen AMAG Technology’s Symmetry V8 access control system to secure its Staunton, Virginia facility. 

AMAG Technology is a security management solution provider that specializes in unified access control, IP video and intrusion management solutions for the commercial and government markets. 

The center provides a safe environment with beds for up to 48 youth. Each floor contains plenty of education and recreational space. The center provides treatment through multi-disciplinary teams of child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, social workers, activities therapists, teachers and behaviorally trained direct care staff. Symmetry will control access throughout the facility and staff and patients will use their access cards to properly identify themselves and to gain access to authorized areas.

Symmetry CompleteView VMS, which will also be operating at the facility, is an intuitive video management software that provides a set of video control features that scales from entry-level to enterprise, stand alone or integrated. Analog and IP camera support gives customers the freedom to choose the best technology to meet their needs with the ability to mix analog and IP cameras on the same system and change the analog license to an IP license for no additional cost, according to the company. 

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The Symmetry PowerProtect network video recorder that the center will be using supports directly connected analog cameras as well as IP cameras simultaneously using Symmetry CompleteView VMS. End users can migrate from analog to IP cameras over time, without purchasing third party encoder hardware or repurchasing camera licenses.

The center is operated by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is affiliated with Western State Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital for adults. The Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents will install the Symmetry system over the next few months.

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