Today, Gated Communities and Home Owner’s Associations are under increased scrutiny to save money, protect property/home owners, 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 communities and applying electronic building system technology to help save money, reduce risk, and improve function. Additionally, IntraWorks uses a comprehensive approach to multi-home communities by considering ALL the electronic building systems when planning the next upgrade, move, add or change to common community facilities. 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 and Gated Communities are held to tight safety standards for the protection of the public 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 homeowners safe.
Community Buildings and facilities to include: swimming pools, spas, party facilities, and exercise rooms utilize a lot of energy and resources to provide a pleasant environment for its members. IntraWorks can provide systems that save energy costs and make the facilities more comfortable to spend time in. By use of advanced climate controls, energy management, lighting control, daylight harvesting systems, sub-metering, and constant commissioning, our 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 safe.
Multi-home and gated communities are targets to outsider threats including thefts of assets, robbery, home invasion, burglary, domestic violence, assault, and vandalism. Home Owner’s Association managers are charged with the protection and safety of large groups of people to include the general public along with home owners. By use of integrated CCTV, access control, perimeter, parking, gate control and intrusion systems, IntraWorks can help to reduce the likelihood of injury to the home owners and provide valuable investigative information if an incident takes place. Video and Audio analytics can detect burglary, robbery, suspicious activity, domestic violence, and record license plates. Special purpose radios or communicators can also add security and function by keeping maintenance staff informed up to the minute of any emergencies, requests, maintenance orders, or special needs.
By truly integrating Security, Energy, and Safety Systems together, a multi-home community becomes more intelligent and efficient. Homeowners 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: Community buildings that use the security 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 gated community:
- Fire Detection & Evaluation
- Intrusion Detection
- Swimming Pool Alert
- Advanced Door & Gate Intercom and Release
- Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)
- Perimeter Intrusion Detection
- Access Control
- Critical Systems Monitoring
- Media Distribution
- Distributed Sound
- Backyard Sound
- Climate & Temperature Controls
- Utility Monitoring
Intraworks also offers many services that assist you in making the most of your personalized home security or automation system. Not only can we install and maintain your system, but we can optimize and assess it over time as well.
- System Assessments
- Code Compliance studies
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Emergency Response Plans
- System Installation
- Smart Service
- Extended Warranty