Security By Design
5528 Pacheco Blvd.
Pacheco, CA 94553
San Francisco, CA
Description Of Site
There were two principal sites located in the cities of Palo
Alto and Cupertino California, plus minor sites in Campbell
and Mountain View California. The sites included about 52
single-story and two-story office buildings and related commercial
structures. The functions performed at these sites were corporate
offices, laboratories, and warehouses.
Security By Design Involvement
SBD provided security studies and technical designs that
culminated in a $4 million project replacing the existing
access control and alarm monitoring systems with a single
system. The new system's head-end was located at Palo Alto.
Remote panels were distributed throughout the buildings at
both sites utilizing H-P's wide area network (WAN). Plus there
were a few stand-along locations. The existing variety of
magnetic-stripe access control cards and card readers were
replaced with proximity-technology devices.
Of Special Interest
SBD provided a study of H-P's vulnerability to Year 2000
(Y2K) computer - related problems for their security hardware
and software regarding access control, alarm monitoring, and
closed circuit television systems.
Midway through the project, H-P spun off those functions
that ultimately became Agilent Technologies. This new corporation
also benefited from the Y2K study and subsequent remedial
The integrator was identified shortly after the system selection,
which allowed the inclusion of the integrator in the design
process. The implementation part of the buildings commenced
before the design phase was completed - thus there were multiple
phases concurrently throughout the project across the campuses.