By Electronic Safety and Security System (ESSS) we mean components of building’s extra low voltage (ELV) services, which include:
- Access Control System (ACS): Access control is important for overall personal safety and the protection of physical and intellectual property. Access control devices can include entry point locks, integrated electronic devices controlling a single door or room, or a complex system of interconnected electronic devices controlling a zone, building, or campus. ESS designs can be affected by each individual’s location and the level of security desired.
- Intrusion Detection: Intrusion detection is often viewed as part of the ACS because most door controls for access control can alarm when the door is left open or opened without a valid card read. However, it is a stand-alone system that must be evaluated to its own standards and levels of due diligence. These systems use everything from simple switches to complex devices that detect motion, heat, glass breaking, or other nonstandard occurrences in the area to detect the presence of persons in secure zones. Intrusion detection systems (IDSs) can generate simple local or paging alarms or can be integrated with other systems to provide more active responses (e.g., turning on cameras or lighting).
- Video Surveillance (CCTV): Video surveillance is a widely used technology within ESS systems. Video surveillance involves the use of cameras for watching or controlling assets. It is the process of image: Capturing, Transmitting, Processing, Viewing, Recording
- Fire Detection and Alarm: Fire detection and alarm involves the early detection and notification of life safety threats. Fire detection and alarm requires that the ESS designer have a thorough knowledge of specific codes, statutes, and the requirements of the applicable authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
- Notification and display Systems: Two primary functions for audio communication systems as they relate to electronic safety and security (ESS) are: Life safety and Public address (PA). The purpose of life safety systems is to provide notification of a potential life safety concern. In many systems, loudspeakers or horns may be addressed individually, in logical groups (e.g. zones), or all at once. The life safety system may be accessed through a telephone system via interactive voice response or via live operator, be accessed through the Internet, or have a dedicated console or microphone. The system may be used to provide instruction to building occupants on where to seek places of safety and shelter in the event of an emergency (e.g., tornado, chemical spill). The design and installation of a life safety system must conform to the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
The convergence of security systems like access control and surveillance onto the network places much of the responsibility for future security designs into the hands of information technology and communications (ICT) industry professionals. Therefore, as a corporate member of BICSI, our workmen are primarily trained and certified, and continuously retrained and certified in vendor-independent design, integration and installation of BICSI Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) Designer’s curriculum.
BICSI ESS training covers:
- Principles of security
- ESS design process
- Access control
- Surveillance systems
- Intrusion detection systems
- Fire detection and alarm systems
- Notification, communication and display devices
- Special systems
- Network security
- ESS system integration
- Project management
- Systems operation and commissioning
We use products and technologies from our world-renowned partners –
- BOSCH Security Systems BV: We are a Bosch Integrated Partner for: Video Surveillance Systems (CCTV), Access Control Systems, Intrusion Alarm Systems, Public Address and Voice Evacuation Systems, Fire Alarm Systems.
- GENT (By Honeywell): For Fire Alarm System
- ATEIS: For Public Address System (PAS) and Fire Alarm System