Educational Facilities are complex facilities with large fluctuations in occupancy: reception areas, restaurants & cafeterias, class rooms, dorms, offices, areas of assembly, parking lots and structures all have different requirements. Today, Universities and 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 applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to the Educational 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)
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Helping Private and Public Schools
IntraWorks currently has buying agreements with NASPO, Region 19 and Cooperative Educational Services (CES). Through these associations, we are able to provide both private and government schools in New Mexico and public schools in West Texas, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii with professional, high-quality safety, security, and services at a lower cost. We’re excited at the opportunity to be able to help educational facilities create a safer environment for students who should be able to focus on learning without concerns of personal safety.
Create a safe learning environment
Educational facilities are vulnerable to both insider and outsider threats, encompassing asset, data and computer theft, aggressive incidents, assaults, terrorism, violent emergency situations and vandalism. School administrators and teachers bear the responsibility of safeguarding large groups of people (stadiums, events) including the public along with students. With the help of sophisticated and integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, and intrusion systems, IntraWorks can aid in decreasing the chances of harm to students and staff and offer crucial investigatory data if an incident takes place. Video and Audio analytics can identify crowd violence (fights), aggressive incidents, explosive devices, and intruders, so that first responders can be alerted swiftly, saving lives and reputations. Special purpose radios or communicators can also enhance safety and function by keeping staff and teachers updated instantly about any emergencies, requests, or special needs. Other communication and security systems integrate with smartphone applications so that widespread announcements can be sent to students, teachers, staff, first responders, and parents. IntraWorks also provides guest or visitor management systems to ID, verify, and record the presence of guests or workers on the campus. These systems are very effective in reducing aggressive incidents, kidnapping, and assault incidence. IntraWorks has merged several technologies including CCTV, fortified glass, mass notification systems, and special communication devices to help reduce losses from violent emergency situations on campus. This comprehensive safety solution also includes vulnerability assessment and emergency response plans.
Education Facilities 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.
By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, an Education Building or Campus of Buildings 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 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.
Universities and Schools are subject to stringent safety regulations to ensure the protection of students, teachers, and staff. IntraWorks can install systems that help prevent harm and save lives during emergencies. By utilizing advanced fire detection and evacuation mechanisms, critical systems monitoring, large-scale communication, paging, mass texting, and CCTV systems, potential emergencies can be detected early and occupants can be evacuated swiftly. In the case of a hostile situation, extreme weather event, or external threat, the building can serve as a protective sanctuary. Integrated safety procedures and impact-resistant barriers provided by IntraWorks further bolster the safety of all occupants within the premises.
Many Universities and Schools have utilized the services of IntraWorks f.k.a. Integrated Controls USA.
- 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 and Visitor Management Systems
- Special Purpose Communication Devices (Radios)
- Mass Notification
- Lighting Control
- Utility Monitoring
- Parking Management Systems
- System Assessments
- Code Compliance studies
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Emergency Response Plans
- System Installation
- Smart Service
- Extended Warranty