Manufacturing & Laboratories
Manufacturing Facilities and Laboratories are complex facilities with large fluctuations in occupancy and purpose: plant floors, storage, outdoor yards, shipping and receiving, testing areas, assembly areas, infrastructure areas (gas, electrical, water), reception areas, conference rooms, offices, housekeeping, parking lots and structures all have different requirements. Today, manufacturing and laboratory facilities are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect their employees and guests, and improve function in this fast changing technical environment. IntraWorks takes a proactive approach to these issues by studying new industry trends in manufacturing facilities and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to the manufacturing and laboratory facility itself 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)
Security Manufacturing and laboratory facilities are targets to both insider and outsider threats to include asset, data and computer theft, workplace violence, terrorism, active shooter and vandalism. Facility managers are charged with the protection and safety of workers, staff and sometimes the public. By use of advanced and 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 bombs, intruders, and safety violations so that authorities can be notified quickly saving lives and reputations. Special purpose radios or communicators can also add security and function by keeping workers informed up to the minute of any emergencies, requests, or special needs.
Energy Manufacturing and laboratory facilities utilize a lot of energy and resources to provide a pleasant environment for its workers and to produce a consistent product. IntraWorks can provide systems that save energy costs and make the buildings more comfortable to work or stay in. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, energy tariff loading and constant commissioning, Our manufacturing facility solutions can help to save in overall facility energy life cycle costs.
Safety Manufacturing and laboratory facilities are held to tight safety standards for the protection of its workers and occupants. IntraWorks can provide systems that avoid injury and save lives in an emergency. By use of advance fire detection and evacuation, critical systems monitoring, mass communication, paging, mass texting, utility supply monitoring, and CCTV systems, emergencies are detected early and occupants are evacuated rapidly. In the case of a shooter, weather event or outside threat, the building itself can become a safe haven for protection. Our integrated lockdown systems and bullet resistant barriers help further protect the occupants in any facility.
Intelligence By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a Manufacturing Facility becomes more intelligent and efficient. Employees of the company 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: Manufacturing Facilities that use the security system or access system to sense occupancy can reduce electric and HVAC costs when area 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 with graphical user interfaces (smart phone, computer, tablet), the efficiency and effectiveness are unmatched by any individual system. Simply put… Intelligent buildings work better and use less energy.
Products Fire Detection / Evacuation, Intrusion Detection/Deterrence, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Perimeter Intrusion Detection, Access Control, Communication Management / Paging, Critical Systems Monitoring / PLC / Data Center, Data Switching / Media Distribution, Command and Control Centers, Climate / Temperature Controls, Energy Management, Reception Systems, Special Purpose Communication Devices (Radios), Lighting Control, Utility Monitoring, Refrigerator/Freezer monitoring and temperature logging, Nurse Call Systems.
Services Fire Detection / Evacuation, Intrusion Detection/Deterrence, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Perimeter Intrusion Detection, Access Control, Communication Management / Paging, Critical Systems Monitoring / PLC / Data Center, Data Switching / Media Distribution, Command and Control Centers, Climate / Temperature Controls, Energy Management, Special Purpose Communication Devices (Radios) Lockdown Systems, Mass Notification, Lighting Control, Utility Monitoring, Refrigerator/Freezer monitoring and temperature logging, Parking Management Systems and sub-metering.
Experience Many manufacturing and laboratory facilities 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.