Kimsey Athletic Center - Michie Stadium
West Point, NY

When Michie Stadium Athletic Complex, at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York required new construction of the telecommunications, audiovisual technology, and security systems, they turned to Syska Hennessy Group. This special environment, a 95,000 sq. ft. Department of Defense academic and training center was in need of a security system to remotely monitor sensitive areas to prevent intrusion and safety incidents.

Syska Hennessy Group's Technology Team was responsible for the design and specification of the state-of-the-art audiovisual infrastructure for the various types of facilities including trainer's area, recruiting conference rooms, auditorium, coach's conference rooms and a multi-purpose conference and training rooms. The audiovisual system design supports the remote site-training program via Dixon Live Event Editor. Controlled systems, including Syska-designed projection units, audio enhancement systems, video teleconferencing units and whiteboards, required a consultant well-versed in their diverse uses and inherent need for hidden security.

Syska also designed a PC-based security system to provide access control, intrusion detection, closed circuit television, surveillance (CCTV) and key control and monitoring. A state of the art intrusion detection system was used to protect the invaluable artifacts on display in the Army Hall of Sports, including the three Heisman Trophies awarded to cadets of the past. Security and safety cameras were employed to remotely monitor sensitive areas to prevent intrusion and safety incidents.