January 7, 2014 | SDM Magazine
Occupying a full city block a short distance from Capitol Hill, the Mall and several federal agencies, the Constitution Center is the largest privately owned building in Washington. The building was completely renovated between July 2007 and December 2010 and is now fully leased by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the General Services Administration.
When looking at how they could better manage their new tenants’ needs, the building’s owner, David Nassif Associates, and its managing general partner, Timothy Jaroch, faced the decision of continuing to use the existing access control system or consider a security management system that could work with competing providers’ equipment. Jaroch decided to partner with Allegiance Security Integration (ASI), which suggested converting the existing system to AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Homeland Security Management System, which was agnostic and could grow with Constitution Center as it added more readers and cameras to its system. Symmetry Homeland also met Constitution Center’s requirement to be HSPD-12 compliant, a federal government mandated security standard for secure and reliable forms of identification.
Working With ASI
A successful installation not only needs a great product, but an integrator who is attentive to the customer’s needs. Established in 2007, Allegiance Security Integration (ASI) is an electronic security firm based in the Washington region and is a division of Allegiance Management. ASI helps federal, industrial and commercial businesses with their most critical physical security needs, including access control, video surveillance, SCIF, intrusion detection and fire systems.
“ASI was terrific to work with,” Timothy Jaroch said. “If there was a challenge, they would face it head on and deal with it. Being a former Navy guy, I appreciated the fact that ASI acts like the military and got right down to business. They are the kind of people I Iike to work with; they are very proficient and won the respect of everyone else on my team. I’d recommend them very highly to anyone.”