Group and its associated security consultants have carried-out SVA
(Security Vulnerability Assessments), Design Engineering, RFP Documentation,
Construction Administration, including Testing and Training assignments
for a varied and substantial number of property management companies
involving different properties ranging from Hi-Rise Residential
to Commercial and Industrial Campus facilities throughout the U.S.
of such projects include the following:
Residential Hi-Rise – Trenton, NJ
15 story low income property, located in a high crime area had a
substantial history of problems ranging from apartment hijacking
to very serious assault including the assault of a security officer
in broad daylight, not to mention drive-by shootings. Senior residents
were being intimidated by young gang members and were afraid to
use the stairwells when the elevators had problems.
After an extensive SVA (Security Vulnerability Assessment), the
Wivenhoe Group was asked to develop an integrated security system
that would address, in particular, access control into the building,
including a biometric entry system and which would further provide
extensive camera surveillance of all upper floors, a large section
of the ground floor and the outside perimeter.
Funding was an issue, and thus the integrated system had to be within
a tight budget, but also providing the necessary level of protection
required for the building. The project was successfully accomplished
and has provided exceptional results for the property management
company. The system was also applauded by the NJ Housing Authority,
who considered it one of the best systems that they had seen.
Hi-Rise - Jersey City, NJ
Group was initially called-in to complete a comprehensive SVA (Security
Vulnerability Assessment) following a tragic homicide within the
30 story building.
The SVA shed considerable light on why non-residents were able to
gain access into the building.The
Board then asked Wivenhoe Group to develop a new comprehensive integrated
security system which included the following:
1. New Electronic
Access Control System.
2. New Perimeter Control System comprising automated vehicle access
and egress gates, proximity card gate entry, new perimeter camera
surveillance system, video detection for the parking lot area, and
the utilization of IP Megapixel camera surveillance for the exterior
3. Advanced Gate Communication System.
4. State-of-the-art Security Command Center easily operated by a
single security officer.
of the older Interior Camera Surveillance System.
6. Guard Service AnalysisThe
project has been completed utilizing state-of-the-art equipment
and systems and has met or exceeded all requirements.
This was also a project that had to be approved by NJ Housing Authority
and which again passed with flying colors.
Park Avenue Hi-Rise
was a substantial project where the multi-story structures occupied
an entire city block on Park Avenue. The consultant team designed
an integrated security system comprising proximity access control,
extensive camera surveillance and security communication systems.
When completed, the system was able to be operated by a single security
officer from a compact security booth. The system also included
vehicle control via automated gate arm operators.
The system has since been expanded without substantial cost due
to the security design being compatible with new security equipment
and allowing the continued use of original equipment.
The principal consultant with the Wivenhoe Group also provided security
training for staff and residents that included security awareness
and specific system training.
Park Avenue Multi-Story
not too far from the Met Life Building, the goal was to design an
integrated security system that adequately secured the property
without being too conspicuous. This was achieved with low profile
camera surveillance and electronic access control to key sections
of the property.
Jersey Commercial Campus
fierce competition, the Wivenhoe Group was asked to undertake a
full scale SVA (Security Vulnerability Assessment) for a sizeable
corporate campus in New Jersey. The SVA was completed in record
time culminating in a comprehensive written report and presentation
to the senior management of the organization. It was discovered
existing security had been misrepresented and in several areas was
inoperable. Several major liability issues were uncovered involving
both security and safety. The findings and recommendations addressed
all issues and have since been dealt with based on a phased timetable
of implementation developed by the consultant team.
Campus - Baltimore
working with a well-known engineering consulting organization, the
Wivenhoe Group undertook an extensive SVA assessment of what had
previously been a large chemical facility covering many acres. The
previous owners had closed the plant, but there were many existing
buildings and structures, quite a number of which were fairly young
and in excellent condition.
There was also
a serious contamination area where there could be no unauthorized
access for legitimate health concerns that would have imposed a
significant liability on the new owner of the property. The consultant
team was able to introduce new security technology as part of a
phased integrated security system which allowed the security guard
organization tasked with securing the area to control a state-of-the-art
camera surveillance system, incorporating video motion detection
from a single control point utilizing wireless communication.
The net result was a cost/effective integrated security system that
could form an eventual complete new system when a large section
of the property was developed into new commercial office space.
Complex – NYC
most of an entire block in the center of Manhattan, the consulting
assignment required an initial risk assessment followed by the design
and implementation of an electronic access control and point monitoring,
which had to also integrate with an existing, but limited camera
The objective was reached within the previously agreed timetable
and implementation was successfully attained with excellent results.
The system was transparent to users of the complex, but prevented
unauthorized visitors entering the complex via a number of non-audience
Residential Campus – Plainfield, NJ
low income residential complex comprised multiple buildings in a
high crime area and was further complicated by being divided by
a public road. An existing wireless camera surveillance system was
inoperable with compromised and obsolete equipment. Wivenhoe diagnosed
a number of the equipment issues and were able to arrange repairs
that allowed at least 50% of the existing system to operate once
more. The Wivenhoe Group have since put forward a new system design
that will allow the owner of the property to retrieve a portion
of the existing system and investment, but which also addresses
the overall issues being experienced by the campus complex.
Hi-Rise – Atlantic City
consultant team completed a security assessment of this prominent
condominium Hi-Rise complex, which indicated that there was an overall
access problem to the complex involving the ground floor and perimeter,
and also each apartment, where there had been unauthorized access
to the apartments when owners were absent.
The solution was to design and assist in the successful implementation
of an electronic access control and point monitoring system utilizing
proximity access cards with integrated camera surveillance, and
to devise a system that would protect access to each apartment.
The solution for the apartments was to adapt an electronic hotel
locking system for the condominium property that allowed property
management to monitor, when required, who had entered a particular
apartment and at what date and time.
Government Offices – Asbury Park, NJ
Wivenhoe Group were selected to design and assist in the implementation
of an integrated security system for a new multi-story office building
with a separate parking garage located across a public road and
down from the offices.
The integrated system comprised electronic access control and point
monitoring, extensive camera surveillance, vehicle control via automated
gate arms in the parking garage, and further had to meet NJ State
requirements where the access control system and all cameras could
be monitored from a central command center in Trenton, a significant
distance from Asbury Park.
The project was successfully achieved within budget and in record