The city of Sanford, Florida, is located less than 30 miles northeast of Orlando and serves as the seat of Seminole County. It is well over 130 years old and home to a diverse population of just over 53,000. The city is a hub for rail, water and air transportation, and is a provider of sewer and water utilities to surrounding communities. In November 2010, the city unveiled a new 75,000 square foot Public Safety Complex housing both Sanford's Fire and Police headquarters. The state-of-the-art building is constructed to withstand 150mph winds with airborne missile impact resistance, and serves as the city's emergency operations center.
Over four years ago, Sanford enlisted SiteSecure, a Genetec Unified Elite Integrator specializing in municipalities, to build surveillance installations for several of the city's facilities. John Grocke, Design Engineer and Project Manager at SiteSecure, recommended and installed Genetec's Omnicast solution for video surveillance at several water treatment plants and well facilities. SiteSecure later installed Synergis, Genetec's access control solution, at the City Hall. A major factor in choosing Genetec for Sanford's security needs was its ability to federate several distinct facilities under one umbrella allowing all data to be unified and managed as a single system.