Today, Construction Offices and Sites are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect their employees and workers, and improve function in this fast changing technical environment. IntraWorks takes a proactive approach to these issues by studying new industry trends in construction offices and jobsite security and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to construction offices and yards by considering ALL the electronic building systems when planning the next upgrade, move, add or change.
Construction yards and construction sites are targets to both insider and outsider threats to include theft of materials, theft of equipment, workplace violence, and vandalism. Site managers and construction company owners are charged with the protection and safety of their employees, subcontractors and other workers. By use of integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, and intrusion systems, IntraWorks can help to reduce the likelihood of injury to the site workers and provide valuable investigative information if an incident takes place. Video and Audio analytics can detect theft of material, burglary and workplace violence. Special purpose radios or communicators can also add security and function by keeping staff informed up to the minute of any emergencies, requests, violations, or special needs. Perimeter systems help to protect construction yards and sites by use of CCTV equipment that uses virtual fences and special detection zones. Some CCTV systems are portable and can be moved onto site for temporary security during construction projects.
Construction offices, like any other office, utilize a lot of energy and resources to provide a pleasant environment for its customers and employees. IntraWorks can provide systems that save energy costs and make the building more comfortable to work in. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, and constant commissioning, our office facility solutions can help to save in overall energy life cycle costs. Active and passive daylighting systems also provide a more productive working environment.
Construction sites are held to tight safety standards for the protection of employees and workers by authorities having jurisdiction. IntraWorks can provide systems that avoid injury and save lives in an emergency. By use of fire detection and evacuation, critical systems monitoring, paging, and CCTV systems, emergencies are detected early and site occupants are evacuated or redirected rapidly. CCTV systems also provide a good investigative tool for documenting safety violations and a possible defense against legal action.
By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a construction site or office becomes more intelligent and efficient. Workers and employees are more comfortable, informed, and work more effectively. Integrating systems is a plus sum situation whereby the effectiveness of each system is augmented by becoming connected to other systems. For example: Offices that use the security system to sense occupancy or provide remote control functions can reduce electric and HVAC costs when occupants are not present. Fire Systems that use the HVAC system to evacuate smoke can save lives in a burning building. Intercom/Communication systems that utilize CCTV verification are more effective. When all of these systems are connected and the information becomes available to authorized persons on their smart phone, computer, or tablet, the efficiency and effectiveness are unmatched by any individual system. Simply put… Intelligent offices work better and use less energy.
Many offices and construction sites have utilized the services of IntraWorks f.k.a. Integrated Controls USA. Please see “case studies” for details on how we have saved money and offered increased value.
Intraworks USA offers many state-of-the-art products that can improve the safety, efficiency and security of your Construction Offices & Sites:
- Fire Detection / Evacuation
- Intrusion Detection
- Perimeter intrusion detection or yard protection
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
- Perimeter Intrusion Detection
- Access Control
- Communication Management / Paging
- Critical Systems Monitoring
- Climate / Temperature Controls
- Special Purpose Communication Devices (Radios) Lighting Control
- Active Daylighting Systems
- Utility Monitoring
Intraworks also offers many services that assist you in making the most of your personalized building security or automation system. Not only can we install and maintain your system, but we can optimize and assess it over time as well. Comprehensive training in using the system is also available.
- System Assessments
- Code Compliance studies
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Emergency Response Plans
- System Installation
- Smart Service
- Extended Warranty
- Testing and certification.