Intercom Heeds Government Call
January 20, 2003
Recently, homeland security is the hottest topic in the news. With the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the private security sector is now more than ever under the end user microscope. The government, for example, is continuously looking for ways to bolster or modify its security operations. Take for instance, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) building. With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and through the operations of 50 field offices nationwide, the EEOC coordinates all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices and policies. The Commission interprets employment discrimination laws, monitors the federal sector employment discrimination program, provides funding and support to state and local Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs), and sponsors outreach and technical assistance programs. The EEOC was looking to upgrade its intercom and emergency communication systems. They set their sights on TOA Electronics’ VS-900 intercom system. “The EEOC was targeting an ADA-type support system for evacuation,” says Tom Williams, president of U.S. Recording, Washington, D.C., the dealer and installer for this system. ADA compliance is important and the guard station is manned 24/7. There are two wall stations per floor. One is located in the elevator lobby and the other is located near the restrooms on each floor. “The VS-900 will make any existing corporate security system more versatile, convenient, and of course, more secure,” says Jeff Pallin, Vice President of TOA Electronics, Inc.