Schools can be complex facilities with large fluctuations in occupancy: reception areas, restaurants & cafeterias, class rooms, offices, areas of assembly, parking lots all have different requirements. Today, schools are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect their students, teachers and staff, and improve function in this fast changing technical environment. IntraWorks takes a proactive approach to these issues by studying new trends in education and training centers and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to the school 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 and campus life cycle costs. (Up to 10x according to the Department of Energy – O&M Best Practices)
Ensuring the safety of students, teachers, and staff is a top priority for schools and daycare centers. IntraWorks offers advanced systems that can prevent injuries and save lives in emergency situations. Our solutions include state-of-the-art fire detection and evacuation systems, critical systems monitoring, mass communication, paging, mass texting, and CCTV systems. By detecting emergencies early, we facilitate rapid evacuations, providing a safe haven for protection during weather events or outside threats.
Schools utilize a lot of energy and resources to provide a pleasant learning environment for its students. IntraWorks can provide systems that save energy costs and make the buildings more comfortable to work or learn in. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, and constant commissioning, our education solutions can help to save in overall building and campus energy life cycle costs. Since 30% of the school’s energy is used in the classroom, occupancy sensing systems can further save substantial costs by increased temperature setbacks and lighting control while rooms are empty.
Schools face both insider and outsider threats, including theft of assets, data, and computers, workplace violence, assaults, and vandalism. School administrators and teachers are entrusted with the safety of large groups of people, including students and the public. IntraWorks employs advanced and integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, and intrusion systems to enhance security and minimize the risk of injury to students and staff. Our video and audio analytics technology can identify instances of crowd violence, workplace disturbances, and potential intruders, enabling swift notification to authorities, thus safeguarding lives and reputations. For enhanced communication during emergencies, our special purpose radios and communicators keep staff and teachers informed in real-time. Additionally, our smartphone-integrated communication and security systems facilitate mass broadcasts to students, teachers, staff, authorities, and parents. We also offer reception systems and visitor management solutions to verify and record the presence of guests and workers at the school, effectively reducing incidents of workplace violence, kidnapping, and other safety concerns. IntraWorks takes a comprehensive approach to school safety, combining various technologies, such as CCTV, to address potential threats. Our safe school solution includes vulnerability assessments and emergency response plans.
By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a school building becomes more intelligent and efficient. Students of the School are more comfortable, informed, and learn 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: Schools that use the security system to sense occupancy can reduce electric and HVAC costs when room 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 a 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 Schools and Daycare Centers 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 Specialty Schools, Training Centers & Daycare Centers:
- 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 or Visitor Management Systems
- Special Purpose Communication Devices (Radios)
- Mass Notification
- Lighting Control
- Utility Monitoring
- Parking Management Systems.
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, Monitoring