Today, warehouses, wholesale and Industrial spaces are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect their employees and customers, and improve function in this fast changing technical environment. IntraWorks takes a proactive approach to these issues by studying new industry trends in wholesale facilities and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to warehouses by considering ALL the electronic building systems when planning the next upgrade, move, add or change. Lastly, IntraWorks offers constant commissioning and predictive maintenance in order to save building life cycle costs. (Up to 10x according to the Department of Energy – O&M Best Practices)
Warehouses and industrial facilities are
targets to both insider and outsider threats to include theft of assets, merchandise, and financial data, possible assaults, and workplace violence. Facility managers are charged with the protection and safety of company assets and occupants of the buildings they manage. By use of integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, and intrusion systems, IntraWorks can help to reduce the likelihood of injury to the building occupants and provide valuable investigative information if an incident takes place. Video and Audio analytics can detect theft of product, burglary or robbery, and workplace violence. Special purpose radios or communicators can also add security and function by keeping employees informed up to the minute of any emergencies, requests, orders, or special needs.
Warehouses utilize a lot of energy and resources to provide a pleasant environment for its employees and preserve product from heat and cold. IntraWorks can provide systems that save energy costs and make the building more comfortable to work. Additional savings can be achieved by monitoring freezers and utilities so that failures are discovered quickly before product is damaged. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, and constant commissioning, our warehouse and industrial facility solutions can help to save in overall energy life cycle costs.
Warehouses are held to tight safety standards for the protection of employees 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 building occupants are evacuated or redirected rapidly. Early detection of fires and smoke can also save valuable assets and reduce business interruption loss.
By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a warehouse becomes more intelligent and efficient. Employees are more comfortable, informed, and work more effectively. Assets and merchandise are protected more effectively and at a lower cost. Integrating systems is a plus sum situation whereby the effectiveness of each system is augmented by becoming connected to other systems. For example: warehouses 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 buildings work better and use less energy.
Many warehouses 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 Industrial Warehouses:
- Fire Detection / Evacuation
- Intrusion Detection
- Article Surveillance
- Article Tracking
- Freezer Temperature Monitoring
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
- Perimeter Intrusion Detection
- Access Control
- Communication Management / Paging
- Critical Systems Monitoring / Media Distribution & Signage
- 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.