Mediacom Buys Video-Surveillance Cameras For 80 Locations

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Mediacom Communications signed a $250,000 contract with security services firm SW24 to provide surveillance cameras and security services training to help protect 80 of the MSO's locations in five states.

Mediacom plans to expand coverage to additional sales, service, data centers and warehouse locations, eventually including more than 200 locations in 22 states in the next 12 months.

SW24 said its services would include system design, hardware training and installation assistance to Mediacom. Three test sites are already operational at Mediacom facilities in Nogales, Ariz.; Des Moines, Iowa; and Middletown, N.Y.

"With more than 20,000 cameras installed with its clients, it was clear that SW24 had the experience and expertise to assist Mediacom to help design a video surveillance system that met our need to monitor dozens of locations simultaneously," Mediacom group vice president of information technology Peter Lyons said in a statement.

Mediacom, the seventh-largest cable operator in the U.S., serves more than 1,500 communities in 22 states. The MSO went private earlier this year after Mediacom shareholders approved chairman and CEO Rocco Commisso's purchase of the company's remaining shares.

New York-based SW24 said its staff includes veterans of the New York City police and fire departments.