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Security System Design Excellence
JENSEN HUGHES has extensive project experience designing both technical and physical security systems. We do not sell security products, and will only deploy physical and technical security where needed, on a performance basis to meet the needs of the facility. Our consultants are knowledgeable about the variety of security technology available on the market today and can optimize and guide important capital expenditure decisions.
We will work with your organization to develop prioritized phasing plans to implement a security plan in several design stages. Design phasing plans can be established based upon prioritized risks, available funding, or both. Then, our security consultants will administrate construction to validate bids, review shop drawings, manage installation and complete commissioning.
Physical and Technical System Design
Our multi-disciplinary consultants and engineers will address the following security design elements:
- Access control
- Intrusion detection
- Video surveillance
- Intercom, call-for-assistance and duress systems
- Perimeter detection systems
- Door hardware and locking arrangements
- Ingress, egress, and exiting controls
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and Mass notification
Concentric Layers of Protection
JENSEN HUGHES has extensive experience in the design of electronic security system solutions (PACS, VSS, IDS, ECS), asset protection systems, Security Management System (SMS) and Physical Security Incident Management (PISM) integration concepts. JENSEN HUGHES’ security designs involve a “concentric layers of protection” approach. The firm provides expertise in system-engineering criteria; systems design integration and concept methodology. In addition, JENSEN HUGHES prepares complete bid/specification package documentation as well as security console and control room designs. complete systems engineering specifications and design-drawings for electronic security systems, security management systems and complex security system designs. Our engineers develop project cost estimates based on system and program requirements, including equipment, labor, installation, project management, and contingency fees.
JENSEN HUGHES performs reviews of new designs, and existing systems, for compliance with applicable national/local codes, listing requirements, manufacturer installation requirements and industry best practices and guidelines. If not addressed, requirements for security can easily conflict with requirements for life safety. It is critical that such conflicts be identified early in the design process. JENSEN HUGHES utilizes in-house fire protection expertise, in combination with security staff, to ensure that security designs, systems and programs do not conflict with life safety requirements, including the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.
Construction Period Services
JENSEN HUGHES provides comprehensive management and technical oversight of security engineering design efforts from concept through commissioning. Specific efforts include support and monitoring of installation/design-build efforts to ensure compliance with design requirements outlined in specification documents. Construction period services include:
- Bid Reviews and Evaluations
- Submittal Reviews and Approvals
- Requests for Information (RFIs)
- Change Order Requests (CORs)
- System Commissioning and Acceptance Testing Support