Today, restaurants 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 restaurant facilities and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to restaurants 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)
Restaurants are targets to both insider and
outsider threats to include theft of cash, assets, merchandise, supplies and financial data, workplace violence, assault, active shooter and vandalism. Restaurants managers are charged with the protection and safety of large groups of people to include the public along with their employees. By use of integrated CCTV, access control, and intrusion systems, IntraWorks can help to reduce the likelihood of injury to the store occupants and provide valuable investigative information if an incident takes place. Video and Audio analytics can detect theft of product, burglary, robbery, workplace violence, and even count how many people stand in line. Special purpose radios or communicators can also add security and function by keeping staff informed up to the minute of any emergencies, requests, takeout orders, or special needs. Finally cash register integration can safe from internal theft of cash and gift cards.
Restaurants 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 or dine in. 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 restaurant solutions can help to save in overall energy life cycle costs.
Retail Stores are held to tight safety standards for the protection of employees and customers 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.
By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a store becomes more intelligent and efficient. Customers 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: Stores 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 retail stores 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 valued offered increased value.
Intraworks USA offers many state-of-the-art products that can improve the safety, efficiency and security of Restaurants:
- Fire Detection / Evacuation
- Intrusion Detection
- Robbery alert
- Article Surveillance
- 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.