Koar Development Makes Security A Priority In Selecting Kastle Systems For Solair Wilshire


Los Angeles: With the escalating demands for electronic security in high rise development, outsourced solutions are drawing more attention, which is why after a comprehensive review of security providers, KOAR Real Estate Development has selected Kastle Systems as the premier choice to provide electronic access control, video and life safety security for Solair Wilshire, a 22-story mixed-use skyscraper with 186 upscale condominium units, 40,000 square feet of retail and a 700 car parking garage located on the red line metro on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue.

“We (KOAR) selected Kastle because they customized a system to meet the needs of our residents and retail tenants and uniquely provide a core expertise of managing the systems and response process after it’s installed. Outsourcing is not only more effective it is also more attractive due to the savings we will realize over the other alternatives.” said Ed Dong, CEO of KOAR Real Estate Development, LLC.

Unlike other security and access control companies who just provide hardware or software, Kastle Systems provides a turnkey managed solution that includes people and processes to operate and help respond to security and life safety event. This includes system installation as well as ongoing monitoring, programming, operations, administration, training and changes/upgrades to the system.

“In a mixed-use property such as Solair Wilshire, Kastle is able to customize its offering to the varied need of each distinct segment of the property. For example, retail space is open to the public during the day and into the evening, but the residential space is closed to the public at all times, and the parking garage may be some combination of both. In mixed-use, one size simply doesn’t fit all which is why Kastle provides a customized answer.” said Ted Low, Vice President and General Manager of Kastle Systems Western region.

Kastle integrates multiple systems and multiple data sources – such as access control, video and life safety – to offer quicker and more effective response. Through this approach Kastle is able to secure and accurately respond in emergency situations. Currently over 1,800 commercial properties across the country, such as Solair Wilshire, have chosen Kastle to provide them a proactive and reliable security solution.


Kastle Systems has been leading the industry for more than 35 years with new technologies and advanced security solutions. Kastle sets the standard for the design, installation, operation, and management of building and office security systems. Their products and services are offered on the GSA Supply Schedule.

Kastle is the only company that operates and manages security systems for its clients offsite, around-the-clock. Currently, Kastle successfully protects more than 1,800 properties with over 37,000 tenant spaces, for a total of 316 million square feet of office space nationwide and internationally.

Kastle’s innovative outsourced security services significantly reduce costs and improve the critically important, 24/7 performance of security systems for building owners, developers, and tenants.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Kastle Systems has offices in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Sydney, Australia. To learn more about Kastle’s security solutions, visit the Kastle website.