Today, Condominiums and Apartment Complexes are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect occupants or tenants, 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 facilities and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to multi-home 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)
Multi-home buildings are targets to outsider threats including thefts of cash, assets, merchandise, burglary, violent emergency scenarios, and vandalism. Facility managers are charged with the protection and safety of large groups of people to include the general public along with occupants and tenants. By use of integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, parking, elevator control, gate 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, burglary, robbery, suspicious activity, and domestic violence. 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.
Multi-home Buildings 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 live in. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, and constant commissioning, our multi-home 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 increase rates.
Multi-home 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. Gate and door intercom systems that lock based on the time of day and access control cards or codes also help to keep tenants safe.
By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a multi-home building becomes more intelligent and efficient. Occupants 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: multi-home buildings 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 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.
Intraworks USA offers many state-of-the-art products that can improve the safety, efficiency and security of your apartment building or condominiums:
- Fire Detection / Evacuation
- Intrusion Detection
- Swimming Pool Alert
- Advanced Door Intercom & Release
- 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.