SECURITY: NEXT LEVEL THINKING
Mark Sullivan, former head of the United States Secret Service, is leading the team developing a cutting-edge security plan for One Dalton, Boston’s tallest residential building.
The security plan at One Dalton includes three key partnerships: former Head of the U.S. Secret Service Mark Sullivan, now principal and co-founder of Global Security & Innovative Strategies (GSIS); Evolv Technology; and industry-leading video management software company Milestone Systems.
Richard L. Friedman, President and CEO of Carpenter & Company, shared: “We plan to offer luxury in all forms at One Dalton, everything from 24-hour room service to a seamless and safe security plan. As always, we are looking ahead to the ideas and technology that will continue to set our building apart and make living at One Dalton a premier experience on every level. Partnering with GSIS, Evolv Technology, and Milestone Systems is really next-level thinking for us.”
Mark Sullivan’s distinguished career includes nearly 35 years as a federal law enforcement agent, beginning as an entry-level field agent, serving in a variety of leadership roles, and ultimately as the Director of the United States Secret Service. He has led high impact initiatives in criminal investigations and protective operations, strategic planning, threat assessment and risk management. Mr. Sullivan also chaired a panel of security experts, convened by the US Department of State, which was charged with identifying best security practices when operating in high threat areas.
After Sullivan concluded his federal service, he co-founded GSIS, a company that leverages their extensive private and public sector, homeland and public security, and international expertise to provide comprehensive solutions for their clients. Sullivan has been tasked to oversee the security plan for One Dalton, which includes security assessments, design and implementation and advisory services. On Sullivan’s recommendation, One Dalton is incorporating cutting-edge technology from Evolv Technology and Milestone Systems to provide a superior surveillance system.
Evolv Technology is a technology startup founded by Boston-based security and technology veterans Mike Ellenbogen and Anil Chitkara. Focused on rethinking physical security, Evolv uses advanced sensing and deep learning to ensure a threat-free environment while balancing the everyday pace of life. Evolv’s flexible, risk-based screening approach fulfills the needs of state of the art facilities like One Dalton. The company’s experienced leaders, alongside an advisory board of security veterans from the Department of Homeland Security, CIA, TSA and the U.S. Secret Service have created products designed to address today’s emerging threats. One Dalton will be the first residential building to utilize Evolv’s revolutionary technology.
It was a natural fit to have Milestone Systems, the world-leading provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS), as part of this exceptional team. The company’s solutions increase overall safety and optimal operations through comprehensive management and distribution of digital video data through high-performance network video recorders and a video monitoring software platform that can be tailored to meet the demands of any complex security installation. Its open architecture enables ongoing integrations with new technology innovations as they come to market.
“One Dalton is one of a few elite buildings worldwide to embrace change and incorporate technology that will provide the best life for its hotel guests and residents. Public venues have been working to improve security for some time. This is a remarkable and intelligent investment for a residential development,” Sullivan said.
The final plan has yet to be determined, but One Dalton will begin by improving upon back-of-house security operations, typically used in hotels and residential buildings. Surveillance of common areas and public spaces using Milestone Systems integrated with event security through Evolv Technology, and employee screening are among the improvements being considered.
“For us, this is part of a long view on security for One Dalton. As technology improves and we learn more about exactly what our residents and hotel guests want and need, we will introduce new elements that ensure all who spend time at One Dalton feel relaxed, safe and cared for,” Friedman added.