Murch Elementary


Over the past decade, Washington DC has invested millions of dollars in redeveloping District schools to ensure every resident has access to growth opportunities by modernizing buildings, upgrading technology, and increasing the security around each campus. The security piece is particularly mission critical, to ensure the safety of students and faculty in neighborhoods that have otherwise fallen into disrepair. As part of this initiative, Diversified, a leading technology solutions provider, was awarded the security and structured cabling contracts for the renovation of Murch Elementary School.

The $83M renovation included the modernization of the school’s existing building, an addition of a larger cafeteria, and a security solution covering a new structure to house additional classrooms, a gymnasium and media space to support Murch’s 700 students and their academic initiatives. The Diversified team design-built a video intercom solution, CCTV, access control and CAT6 cabling to support the modern system. The access control system includes card readers and door contacts with request-to-exit motion sensors and is controlled via S2 software, allowing the provisioning of user cards to be administered locally from any pre-credentialed workstation.

Additionally, 78 fixed dome cameras and 12 pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras support closed circuit television (CCTV) activity. Diversified also provided an intrusion detection system, allowing for around-the-clock monitoring of the entire campus via motion detection with keypads for arming and disarming the system.

All renovations were completed just in time for the new school year, giving faculty and staff the peace of mind to better facilitate quality education of their students. .