Utilities & Infrastructure (Oil, Gas, Water, Electrical, Communication, Data) Facilities are complex facilities with large fluctuations in occupancy and purpose: Remote drilling, remote storage, remote switching, and infrastructure locations, remote vaults, communication towers, storage, outdoor yards, shipping and receiving, testing areas, assembly areas, reception areas, conference rooms, offices, parking lots all have different requirements. Today, Utilities & Infrastructure 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 infrastructure facilities and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to the infrastructure 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)
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Utilities & Infrastructure Facilities are targets to both insider and outsider threats to include asset, material (oil, gas, water, electrical), data and computer theft, workplace violence, violent emergency scenarios, 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 digging, cuts in supply lines, perimeter breaches, intruders, and safety violations so that authorities can be notified quickly saving disruptions in service, 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. IntraWorks also offers special intrusion monitoring and smoke cloaking devices to disrupt vandalism and theft in vaults and remote facilities. This solution fills the facility with theatrical smoke so that the intruder cannot see within the vault or remote building. It maintains the smoke level for up to 6 hours while authorities respond to the burglary call through our 24-hour monitoring center. This effective solution can protect fiber, communication, electrical and other remote infrastructure facilities from vandalism, terrorism and theft.
Utilities & Infrastructure 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 infrastructure facility solutions can help to save in overall facility energy life cycle costs.
Utilities & Infrastructure 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, perimeter sensing, and CCTV systems, emergencies are detected early and occupants are evacuated rapidly. In the case of a weather event or outside threat, the building itself can become a safe haven for protection.
By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a Utilities & Infrastructure Facility becomes more intelligent and efficient. Employees of the company are more comfortable, informed, and work more safely and effectively. Integrating systems is a plus sum situation whereby the effectiveness of each system is augmented by becoming connected to other systems. For example: 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.
Many Utility & Infrastructure Facilities have utilized the services of IntraWorks f.k.a. Integrated Controls USA.
- Remote Facility Monitoring
- 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)
- Mass Notification
- Lighting Control
- Utility Monitoring
- Parking Management Systems and sub-metering
- System Assessments
- Code Compliance studies
- NERC Certified Systems
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Emergency Response Plans
- System Installation
- Smart Service
- Extended Warranty