SOURCE: Kastle Systems

February 18, 2009 07:11 ET

Kastle Systems Takes Exceptional Measures to Ensure Clients' Security During Inaugural Week

Despite 2 Million People on the Streets, Kastle Clients Report No Issues

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - Many businesses across Washington shut down during the recent inauguration to spare their employees from nightmare commutes amidst the millions of people that descended upon the city. However, closing was not an option for electronic security provider, Kastle Systems, which operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. In fact, Kastle went beyond business-as-usual to ensure all of their 2,300 Washington, D.C. area clients were properly secured and serviced before, during and after the events, and their efforts paid off. They received no reports of security issues from their clients, despite over 2 million people on the streets.

In the weeks leading up, a Kastle taskforce met with clients along the parade route to determine special security requirements and proactively test system performance. Because the Kastle system is highly customizable, Kastle was able to create unique security procedures to remotely lock down and secure buildings and suites during designated times throughout the events.

Kastle met the request of building owners along the route by having a team stationed in the city throughout the day. "Starting at 7:30 a.m. a Kastle representative was positioned in our building at 101 Constitution Avenue, which housed events for over 6,000 attendees. Not only did it give us peace of mind knowing he was on hand to immediately address any concerns, but it demonstrated Kastle's extraordinary commitment to keeping its clients protected at all times," said Shawn Kyle, Vice President of Lincoln Property Company.

"Kastle has 37 years of history in the Washington region and has covered nine inaugurations spanning back to 1972. It's these years of experience that enabled us to prepare and staff properly for the inauguration, and we are pleased with how well it was handled," said George Ballman, President of Kastle's Mid-Atlantic Region. Kastle's service response was exemplary. Kastle technicians arrived to all service calls in less than 90 minutes despite the unusual congestion, and its remote monitoring center handled over 1,800 calls leading up to the event, with no delay in response.

About Kastle

Kastle Systems has been leading the industry for 37 years with smart technologies and advanced security solutions. Kastle sets the standard for the design, installation, operation, and management of building and office security systems.

Kastle is the only company that operates and manages security systems for its clients offsite, around-the-clock. Currently, Kastle successfully protects more than 1,800 properties with over 37,000 tenant spaces, for a total of 316 million square feet of office space nationwide and internationally.

Kastle's innovative outsourced security services significantly reduce costs and improve the critically important, 24/7 performance of security systems for building owners, developers, and tenants.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Kastle Systems has offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Sydney, Australia. To learn more about Kastle's security solutions, visit www.kastle.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Penny Coleman
    Kastle Systems
    703.247.0241
    Email Contact

    1501 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22209