Today, office buildings and office complexes are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect occupants, and improve function in this fast changing technical environment. IntraWorks takes a proactive approach to these issues by studying new industry trends in office facilities and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to office buildings and complexes 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)
Office buildings are targets to both insider and outsider threats to include cash, asset, merchandise, and financial data theft, workplace violence, active shooter and vandalism. Facility managers are charged with the protection and safety of large groups of people to include the public along with other occupants. By use of integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, parking, elevator control and intrusion systems, IntraWorks can help to reduce the likelihood of injury to the office building occupants and provide valuable investigative information if an incident takes place. Video and Audio analytics can detect theft of product, burglary, robbery, bombs, weapons, suspicious activity, workplace violence, and even detect the sound of a gun being fired. Special purpose radios or communicators can also add security and function by keeping staff informed up to the minute of any emergencies, requests, maintenance orders, or special needs.
Office buildings and office complexes utilize a lot of energy and resources to provide a pleasant environment for its occupants. IntraWorks can provide systems that save energy costs and make the building more comfortable to work or shop in. Additional savings can be achieved by monitoring utilities so that failures are discovered quickly before product is damaged or occupants are injured. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, and constant commissioning, our office building solutions can help to save in overall energy life cycle costs. Active and passive daylighting systems also encourage occupants to stay longer and employees to work more effectively.
Office buildings are held to tight safety standards for the protection of occupants 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, an office building becomes more intelligent and efficient. Occupants 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 or parking 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 office building and property management companies have utilized the services of IntraWorks f.k.a. Integrated Controls USA.
Intraworks USA offers many state-of-the-art products that can improve the safety, efficiency and security of Office Buildings:
- Fire Detection / Evacuation
- Intrusion Detection
- Robbery alert
- Article Surveillance
- Freezer Temperature Monitoring
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
- Perimeter Intrusion Detection
- Access Control
- Parking Management
- Elevator Control
- Communication Management / Paging
- Critical Systems Monitoring / Media Distribution & Signage
- Climate / Temperature Controls
- Special Purpose Communication Devices (Radios) Lighting Control
- Active Daylighting Systems
- Sub metering of individual tenants
- 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.