Network Installation Technician
Western Kentucky University

June 2014 — May 2015

At a Glance
  • Organized on-site security assessments of university facilities to identify risks and vulnerabilities. Interviewed stakeholders to enumerate specific safety and security concerns. Proposed physical and managerial controls to cost-effectively manage risks to assets and personnel.
  • Conducted video surveillance site-surveys to design robust, effective surveillance deployments. Prepared schematics and other materials to help customers visualize proposed surveillance systems.
  • Contributed to large projects to¬†install, upgrade, or replace wireless access points, IP telephones, IP surveillance cameras, and other network devices.

Projects

  • Accreditation¬†Committee Support

    As a regionally accredited institution, the university is subject to inspection that includes a week-long, on-site visit every few years. I was hand-selected to provide around-the-clock support to the accreditation committee. As the only university representative continuously available, I was responsible for engaging whatever resources were requested to facilitate the audit.

  • Video Surveillance

    Designed video surveillance systems for a variety of on campus environments, including residential, food service, retail, and outdoor venues. I conducted thorough site surveys and designed proposals to help stakeholders envision the new system at work.

  • Wireless Upgrades

    With students brining an ever increasing number of internet connected devices to campus, delivering reliable wireless internet is more important than ever before. The increasing number and variety of devices requires constant upgrades to wireless access points and careful planning of coverage and density. I replaces AP hardware and conducted site surveys in a number of academic and residential buildings.

  • Voice Migration

    As part of the university's long-term plan to upgrade all telephony equipment to VoIP, I assisted in the migration of several buildings from analog to IP telephones. This process included initial training of end-users at the time of the upgrade.

Other Responsibilities & Activities

  • Evaluated new camera technologies, and selected the most appropriate equipment for each project. Installed and maintained IP video surveillance and access control hardware.
  • Provided remote and desk-side technical support for security hardware and video management system software.
  • Upgraded wireless access points in a variety of unique operating environments.
  • Migrated customers to new IP telephones and provided initial training.