Gated Communities & HOA
Today, Gated Communities and Home Owner’s Associations are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect property/home owners, and improve function in this fast changing technical environment. IntraWorks takes a proactive approach to these issues by studying new industry trends in multi-home communities and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to multi-home communities by considering ALL the electronic building systems when planning the next upgrade, move, add or change to common community facilities. 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 Multi-home and gated communities are targets to outsider threats including thefts of assets, robbery, home invasion, burglary, domestic
violence, assault, active shooter and vandalism. Home Owner’s Association managers are charged with the protection and safety of large groups of
people to include the general public along with home owners. By use of integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, parking, gate control and intrusion
systems, IntraWorks can help to reduce the likelihood of injury to the home owners and provide valuable investigative information if an incident takes place.
Video and Audio analytics can detect burglary, robbery, suspicious activity, domestic violence, record license plates and even detect the sound of a gun
being fired. Special purpose radios or communicators can also add security and function by keeping maintenance staff informed up to the minute of any
emergencies, requests, maintenance orders, or special needs.
Energy Community Buildings and facilities to include: swimming pools, spas, party facilities, and exercise rooms utilize a lot of energy and resources to
provide a pleasant environment for its members. IntraWorks can provide systems that save energy costs and make the facilities more comfortable to
spend time in. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, and constant
commissioning, our building solutions can help to save in overall energy life cycle costs. Active and passive daylighting systems also make the living
environment more pleasant and satisfaction.
Safety Multi-home and Gated Communities are held to tight safety standards for the protection of the public 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. Gate and door intercom systems
that lock based on the time of day and access control cards or codes also help to keep homeowners safe.
Intelligence By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a multi-home community becomes more intelligent and efficient.
Homeowners are more comfortable, informed, and safe. Integrating systems is a plus sum situation whereby the effectiveness of each system is
augmented by becoming connected to other systems. For example: Community buildings 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 door 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.
Services System Assessments, Code Compliance studies, Vulnerability Assessment, Emergency Response Plans, System Installation, Smart Service,
Extended Warranty, Maintenance, Testing, Monitoring, testing and certification.
Experience Many multi-home community and property management companies 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