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ESL Federal Credit Union

NAVCO Unifies A Credit Union's Security System


The Challenge:

ESL Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1920 as Eastman Savings and Loan Association by George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Company. In 1996, Eastman Savings and Loan changed its charter and became ESL Federal Credit Union. Currently, ESL offers members much more than just mortgages, and is one of the largest and strongest credit unions in the country. It is the largest locally-owned financial institution in the Rochester, NY area. ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with 20 branches and over 40 ATM locations.

Intending to relocate to a new headquarters, ESL recognized the need to upgrade to innovative, up-to-date technology, while still effectively managing employee and vendor access, as part of their forward-thinking initiative.

The Solution:

With 350 employees and vendors, managing access efficiently while still keeping costs low was a major concern. NAVCO evaluated ESL's needs and proposed a complete access and video solution. Shortly after, NAVCO designed a customized 123 camera, 150 alarm point, and 87 door monitoring and control system for ESL.

The Results:

NAVCO designed and installed a complete system while working seamlessly with other trades as they finished construction of the new headquarters for ESL. The end result of the integration gives ESL the ability to effectively monitor all access to their corporate headquarters as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. A 24/7 security room was built and a dedicated staff was hired and trained.

Highlights:
  • NAVCO has developed a strong relationship as ESL's monitoring system developer and supplier.
  • NAVCO designed and installed ESL's complete system in less than 10 months total, allowing ESL to effectively monitor its employees' and vendors' access with minimal downtime.
ESL Federal Credit Union HQ - NAVCO's design and timely installation minimized downtime