Spectrum IT Nears Completion of Brewery HQ

Samuel Adams Boston Tap Room exterior

Boston – Spectrum Integrated Technologies (IT), the low-voltage division of J&M Brown Company, Inc., is in the final stage of large-scale video security and card access system enhancements for the Samuel Adams/Boston Beer Co. brewery and corporate headquarters, located at 17-25 Drydock Ave. in Boston.

The NECA Boston contractor started the project in November 2019 and is targeting completion in December 2020. Spectrum also has completed security installations at the new Sam Adams Boston Tap Room at 60 State Street. 

The scope entails Spectrum IT’s design, engineering, configuration, installation and commissioning of all security systems, as well as integration back into the Sam Adams headquarters security system. Local installations are handled by Spectrum IT. In projects outside of Massachusetts, the contractor teams with security subcontractor partners for system installation and Spectrum oversees the project and commissions the systems.

In addressing COVID-19 safety protocol for the breweries, the project includes the integration of elevated body temperature scanning into all facilities’ security systems.  

The project is headed by Terry Kilduff, senior project manager, and Boston project installations are being provided by Spectrum’s crew of IBEW Local 103 technicians. Lead technician George Camia is tasked with loading all software and programming, and testing all systems in Spectrum’s prefab shop. He also is working in tandem with Boston Beer’s IT department in building a web server that enables all regional managers from throughout the U.S. to log into the AMAG Symmetry system in order to view the card access and video transactions of their breweries, cideries, and tap rooms.

Concurrently, Spectrum is underway with security projects at the Boston Beer Co. breweries in Walden, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Breinigsville, Pa. The project will tie in all Samuel Adams breweries and taprooms nationally, in Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and California.

“We are proud to partner with Boston Beer in expanding their company’s state-of-the-art security systems. The project is a cooperative effort between Spectrum and the Sam Adams team, coupled with our vendor and subcontractor partners throughout the country,” said Kilduff.


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