Project X Case Study

Project X Case Study

Learn how SONITROL took on the challenge of securing "Project X" a 35,000 ft. cannabis facility. SONITROL not only exceeded state requirements but also providing the customer with the utmost peace of mind that their location is secured.


CUSTOMER: ”Project X” – Kalamazoo, MI

BACKGROUND: “Project X” is a cannabis cultivation and processing center which turns raw products into sellable items that are sold in retail dispensaries not connected to this site. Sonitrol Great Lakes secures this customer’s facility at another location in Chicago and was asked to bid on this project more than a year before a recreational law was voted into Michigan.

CHALLENGE: “Project X” is a 35,000 square foot building needing full intrusion, video surveillance with recording, access control and system failure back-up plans. According to the law, constant video surveillance and recording is key to their business operation. Before this company broke ground, the Sonitrol Great Lakes installation team was on weekly construction calls to be totally involved in any design changes to the building.


“Video surveillance and recording always working are essential to their operation so we made sure to offer any back-up solutions we could to get the job done properly.”


SOLUTION: To fully secure “Project X” that meets Michigan law, Sonitrol used SonaVision™ video surveillance, Sonitrol Cloud Access, verified audio and video intrusion detection, panic buttons, recording and back-up devices, and Sonitrol multi-sensors. The project included 174 IP surveillance cameras, 8 V7000 NVR’s, 70 doors of Sonitrol Cloud Access Control, 16 Sonitrol multi-sensor cameras, and several panic buttons. By law, this customer needed a video system with a health check so Sonitrol utilized 32-channel NVR’s and provided DVR recorders if any of their recording devices were to go down. This 35,000 square foot facility is 100% video surveillance covered which meets requirements by the state. This customer can live view into their business at any time using the Sonitrol Mobile App and can control what doors employees have access to with Sonitrol Cloud Access.

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Consider the Facts

Over 98% of alarm activations are false alarms. And with each alarm call costing taxpayers in police time and resources, more and more communities are looking for ways to respond to alarms more effectively. Many communities now require verified response—confirmation by an alarm company or an eye witness that an actual intrusion is in progress—before dispatching police.


The average police response time for non-verified alarm activation now exceeds 45 minutes in many communities. The longer the response time, the lower the chances of police stopping an intrusion in progress and apprehending the criminals.


Increasingly sophisticated crimes, including internal theft and fraud, and crimes accompanied by other disasters such as fire or explosions, overtax traditional alarm systems.

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