Datawatch Systems, a provider of managed security systems whose Manhattan office is located at 845 Third Avenue, has introduced the latest 24/7 off-site building monitoring and security technology solution to two prominent New York office buildings.
Both of the buildings, the 78-story Metropolitan Tower, aka 142 West 57th Street, and the 12-story boutique property in SoHo at 148 Lafayette Street, exemplify the growing trend of owners outsourcing building security.
Earlier this year, Datawatch upgraded L&L Holdings’ Metropolitan Tower’s existing security system by adding card-reading turnstiles in the building’s lobby.
At 148 Lafayette, ownership converted from an in-place, stand-alone security system to a UL Certified remotely monitored and advanced Datawatch system, which is more effective and less expensive to operate.
“Protect the assets, the people, and the intellectual property — that’s our mantra,” said Datawatch CEO William F. Peel III.
“Like any industry in the 21st century, the security sector is evolving and becoming more and more technologically driven. Savvy building owners understand the advantages of outsourcing such services as property management, leasing and concierge to experts, so why not security as well?” Datawatch’s 24/7, state-of-the-art operations center in Bethesda, is manned by trained staff using proven systems and emerging technologies to monitor for security breaches that can occur at the company’s growing portfolio of more than 2,250 buildings around the US and Canada.
CEO Peel adds, “There are so many reasons why remotely managed access control systems are becoming status quo.
“Certainly in this challenging economy, owners and managers of large properties in major urban CBDs, not to mention suburban owners and managers of smaller-sized buildings, are continually looking to reduce operating costs without compromising safety and security.”