Vantage Thought Leadership Mike Niola

Mike Niola, Associate Principal

Michael has over a decade of experience as a technology consultant, engineer, and project manager. His engineering and management experience spans across the telecommunications, security electronics, and audiovisual disciplines. With a client-focused and operationally-centric approach, Michael strives to deliver innovative system designs and masterplans that complement the functions of the built environment and contribute to the client’s business goals.

Michael believes that the efficient application of technology starts with understanding the operational goals of a client and a thoughtful approach at the architectural and environmental design levels. Given his strong background working with architects and end-users, he has the skills to turn operational requirements into technology system requirements and communicate them through narratives and construction documents.

Specific to security, Michael has ample experience implementing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles which are used to positively enhance the security of an environment prior to the implementation of technology. The technology systems he’s designed include video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, structured cabling, WiFi, DAS, digital signage, paging, and presentation systems. His involvement has been from high level master planning, assessment, and feasibility studies all the way through full system design and construction administration.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Manhattan College and is a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers as well as the ACE Mentor program. He maintains a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certification from AVIXA (formerly InfoComm).

Designing Safer Schools Blog Posts

Designing Safer Schools Workshop Recap

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On March 5, the Southern California chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) and AIA|Los Angeles sponsored a Designing Safer Schools Workshop attended by architects, school…

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Vantage Best Practices for Designing Safer Schools

Part 2 – Vantage Best Practices for Designing Safer Schools

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Safe schools are a priority in every community across the United States. Vantage is especially interested in the design of safe schools and we have been…

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Final Report on the Federal Commission on School Safety

Part 1 – Best Practices for School Building Security from the Federal Commission on School Safety

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Safe schools are a priority in every community across the United States. Vantage is especially interested in the design of safe schools and we have been…

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Developing Effective Lockdown Procedures on School Campuses

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This article, by Associate Principal Michael Niola, originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of Campus Security & Life Safety. How to Create a Campus…

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