Idesco Takes Security to New Heights with Pace University; Receives Nomination by SSI for Integrated Installation of the Year

Idesco Takes Security to New Heights with Pace University;  Receives Nomination by SSI for Integrated Installation of the Year

New York, NY — March 28, 2016— Idesco Corp., a leading New York-based security systems integrator, today announced it has been selected as a finalist of the 21st Annual SAMMY (Sales & Marketing) Awards for best integrated installation of the year. The program hosted by Security Sales & Integration (SSI) is the only one of its kind in the industry to recognize and honor installing security dealers and integrators for their marketing, business, installation and overall excellence.

Idesco was hand selected to spearhead the implementation of a comprehensive security system at the Pace University’s new 34-story residence hall in Manhattan, NY. The building is now the tallest dorm in the world and houses 770 students within 384 dorm rooms. The project included installing an S2 access control solution inclusive of 390+ Assa Abloy POE locksets, over 160 Axis IP cameras, over 1,200 voice and data cable runs, 400 cable TV runs, and Bogen paging system throughout the building. 

Idesco has built a strong relationship with Pace University over the years and was involved in many security enhancements throughout the NYC and Westchester Campuses. “This installation was a unique opportunity for Idesco.  Within an 18-month period, we have designed and installed a comprehensive system to secure the tallest dorm in the world. From access control to cameras and voice & data, we have covered all security aspects of the project successfully and thrilled to be a finalist at the SAMMY Awards for our work at the school,” states Andrew Schonzeit, President at Idesco Corp. 

“The safety of our students always comes first so we wanted to make sure that we would keep every one of them safe and secure at all times in their new dorm,” states Thomas A. Tresselt, Associate Director of Safety and Security at Pace University. “Working with Idesco in the past on multiple security projects gave us the confidence to know we only wanted our trusted integrator to handle security in the tallest residence hall in the world.”

SSI will be hosting and announcing the winners during the free, open-to-all ceremony on April 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (Marco Polo Rooms 801 and 802) in Las Vegas, NV.

For more information, contact Idesco at 212-889-2530 or visit

About Idesco Corp.

Idesco has been leading the security industry for over 71 years and offers a full range of security products including, digital ID badging systems, access control, biometrics, turnstiles, visitor management, and digital video surveillance.  Idesco started as a pioneer in ID Badging, and has evolved into a full-service security systems integrator that designs and manages high-scale system installations in major universities, television networks, and large municipalities.