Manufacturing and Industrial Systems

Whether securing a manufacturing facility, a warehouse, or distribution center, the greatest challenges in industrial environments often lie in handling the hazards presented by rugged conditions. As goods are moved from place to place, often using heavy industrial equipment, materials can be damaged and employees can get hurt. Heavy machinery, mechanical equipment and industrial transportation all pose safety, fire and security risks that are simply not a concern in other commercial environments.

These tough conditions can also be hard on security and fire systems, demanding more resilient equipment that can withstand a certain amount of physical abuse and conditions like temperature and moisture extremes. IFSS appreciates the unique demands of industrial and manufacturing facilities and works to design and implement solutions that will perform and thrive in these tough conditions so that your security and fire protection are as dependable as your operation.

Building Management Systems

Providing secure, safe buildings is an entry qualifier when it comes to competing in the commercial real estate business and successfully leasing your properties. In today's economy, the buyer has abundant options, and expects security to be in place before even considering the building.

IFSS understands that security and fire systems in commercial buildings should protect the building owner's property and assets as well as help differentiate the facility from others when it comes to appealing to tenants. All of these goals must be accomplished with an eye toward cost-effectiveness in order to remain competitive in the marketplace. IFSS has designed security and fire systems for everything from single-story facilities in strip malls to large, multi-story commercial office buildings, ensuring performance and cost-effectiveness for each one.

Education Systems

When it comes to security and fire safety in schools, there is zero margin for error. Kids' health and safety is top-of-mind for everyone: administrators, parents, staff and the community. And yet with children constantly moving in and out, different visitors on site each day, and abundant fire hazards, schools are some of the most difficult environments to secure.

With extensive knowledge of school environments and fire safety regulations, IFSS is the ideal partner for schools seeking security and fire solutions that work, given their particular challenges, limitations and requirements. From intrusion alarms to video, access control and fire safety, IFSS provides a comprehensive array of solutions to meet schools' needs.

HealthCare Systems

Fraught with regulations, sensitivities and assets that are easily misused, managing security in healthcare requires the ultimate precision and dependability. HIPPA compliance, DEA regulations covering the storage and issuance of pharmaceuticals, and simply protecting the safety and privacy of patients, are all critical considerations when securing healthcare facilities.

At IFSS, our focus is always on securing the campus while simultaneously enabling easy entry/exit, managing efficient traffic flow and ensuring patient convenience. From using access control to track who entered what area when, to ensuring ongoing compliance with local fire codes, to implementing video solutions that are used to track operational efficiency as well as secure the building, IFSS helps healthcare facilities put the foundation in place to ensure safety and security, so that the staff's focus can turn to helping patients get well.

Retail Systems

Maintaining an open, welcoming environment while simultaneously protecting assets and inventory from shoplifters, criminals and mal-intentioned employees makes retail loss prevention a tough job. IFSS has experience meeting these seemingly contradictory goals. From the front-end of retail stores to large distribution centers, IFSS secures retail spaces by combining best-of-breed tools for security and fire safety, and implementing those solutions in light of the customer's objectives, environment and budgetary constraints. With careful planning and collaboration, IFSS is able to secure retail spaces, support the loss prevention team and help reduce shrink, all without compromising the customer experience.

Pharmaceutical Distribution

The storage and handling of pharmaceuticals is perhaps one of the most closely-regulated and highly volatile businesses. Controlled substances must be verifiably managed and accounted for during every step of the process, from receipt at the warehouse to being dispensed to the patient at the pharmacy or hospital. Showing chain of custody requires precision security systems that are both dependable and easy to use, as information must be retrieved frequently from these systems. IFSS has designed, installed and implemented security systems that help pharmaceutical companies ensure compliance with DEA regulations, saving time, fines, and dangerous loss of potent drugs. IFSS knows DEA regulations, works within the customer's environment and with their legacy systems to implement security systems that can account for every drug, every move, every time.

Services

Selecting great security and fire equipment is a good start, but much of the success or failure of a security of fire solution depends on how it is designed (link to design page), managed (link to PM page), installed (link to installation page), and supported (link to support page). IFSS offers comprehensive, end-to-end services to ensure your system is correctly installed and fully functional.

Equipment and Solutions

IFSS has carefully vetted and partnered with select vendors of dependable, high quality security and fire solutions. IFSS spends significant time and effort evaluating multiple vendors of different types of solutions and selects only the most qualified, reliable providers. We then participate in extensive training with our partners to understand their security solutions. Below is a list of IFSS's partners in fire and security.

In today's day and age, your people and property are unfortunately subject to assaults from individuals with harmful intentions. Breaking and entering is a common problem and intrusion alarms are necessary to protect people and facilities. IFSS offers top-of-the-line intrusion alarms from the most established, trusted providers in the industry. When designing your intrusion alarm, we take into account your particular facility's configuration, your most vulnerable assets, and other systems you may already have in place. Top-quality equipment combined with our peerless expertise yields intrusion alarm systems that are effective and easy to use.

Meeting fire regulations can be intimidating. With fire inspections and fire marshal approval required prior to occupancy, rely on the wrong integrator and you can end up having your operation shut down until further notice. The design and installation of fire detection systems requires experience, precision and practicality. IFSS has designed, installed, implemented and repaired dozens of fire detection systems in facilities from airports to warehouses to office buildings. We get it right the first time, and can handle the project from from design to sign-off from the fire marshal. Now that's peace of mind to go with dependable fire protection!

Access control systems are nothing if not well designed. It's not about the card reader on the door, but about where it is implemented, how it is managed, and whether or not there is context for the data recorded. Whether working to ensure safe egress, designing a system that will protect special assets, or accommodating a high-traffic space, IFSS starts with your objectives, challenges and facility in mind when implementing any access control system. A knowledgeable partner, IFSS has hands-on experience with the hundreds of equipment options and configurations available when it comes to access control, and designs a system that meets your unique needs.

Well-implemented, video is a powerful tool, providing the ability to see what is happening in a facility at all times. But poorly implemented, it can cost thousands of dollars and yet fail to capture that data you need most. Designing and installing video systems the right way is a complicated business. To get the results you need, it's not just about hanging a camera. IFSS has experience designing, implementing and installing video systems that work. By strategically positioning video to complement other security systems, you can increase the ROI on both. IFSS is also adept at balancing user requirements with practical budgetary and bandwidth constraints that come into play with video systems. Don't partner with someone who just hangs cameras; partner with IFSS to design the video solution that is right for you!

Design Services

No security system is plug-and-play. No fire detection system is turnkey. At IFSS, we believe that design is the fundamental first step to getting a security or fire detection system that works for you. Every building, situation, and set of goals is unique, and the solution you implement should be designed exclusively with those characteristics in mind. IFSS always starts with your needs and objectives in mind. Here are the steps in our security and fire system design process:

Comprehensive Evaluation

IFSS starts by sitting down with you to discuss your unique objectives and situation. Then we conduct a site visit to see the facility and evaluate any currently operating systems with which new technology would need to integrate. In short, we always begin by understanding more about your business and needs.

AHJ Submittal Process

For fire detection systems, fire marshal review and approval is required. Depending on the type of facility, other agencies may have jurisdiction over approval of different systems. IFSS can handle the entire submittal process to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and obtain approval so you can ensure your facility is ready and approved for operation.

Specification

After careful evaluation, IFSS returns to propose the equipment and configuration that we believe are best suited for your situation. We work with you to identify precisely the equipment that will offer the performance you desire while simultaneously working within your budget.

CAD services

Because it is easier to make changes on paper than on walls, IFSS provides comprehensive blueprint design of your system in CAD, so that we can lay out the system, discuss any challenges, and have a reference document that provides clear instruction for installers.

Project Management

Successfully (and painlessly!) implementing a security or fire system requires organization and precision, especially when multiple parties are involved. IFSS has experience managing large, complex implementations involving multiple parties, and uses proven processes to ensure that the system is implemented right the first time. Our approach ensures that your installation is completed on time, on budget.

RFP preparation and review

If your company requires that projects go out for bid, we can prepare RFP specifications to enable you to collect the right information in the process. IFSS can also evaluate the RFP results, including evaluation and summary of results to ensure you have a clear "apples-to-apples" comparison when making a final decision.

AHJ Submittal Process

For fire detection systems, fire marshal review and approval is required. Depending on the type of facility, other agencies may have jurisdiction over approval of different systems. IFSS can handle the entire submittal process to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and obtain approval so you can ensure your facility is ready and approved for operation.

Staging

To ensure that the installation process is as seamless as possible, IFSS organizes and pre-stages equipment so that it's ready for installation as soon as it arrives on site. Cameras are preconfigured to required specifications, software is preloaded into systems, and equipment is organized and labeled for easy installation on site. These simple steps add tremendous value.

Progress billing

IFSS understands the value of offering compensation at key intervals throughout a large project to keep contractors on target and also to address any changes in scope of work as the project progresses. We serve as a third party to monitor and oversee progress billing.

Scope of work compliance evaluation

Your timeline and budget are not just important – but critical. IFSS's scope of work compliance evaluation ensures that contractors are doing the work they promised in a suitable manner and reasonable timeframe and raises red flags of any problems.

System documentation

To ensure that you have everything you need on file for the purposes of ongoing system maintenance and tracking, we provide CAD designs and as-built drawings that reference when and how your security and fire systems were installed and maintained.

Testing and verification

Once installation is completed, we walk the site to re-verify that every piece of equipment is properly placed and fully-functional and that it meets code compliance.

Training

IFSS can provide end-user training on systems to ensure they will be comfortably implemented and used in the day-to-day operation of your organization.

Installation Services

Installing security and fire systems correctly, completely and efficiently can be the most painful part of implementing a new system. IFSS makes this step a painless, streamlined process, posing minimal interruption to your business. We can work with your staff or designated vendors, or assign one of our trusted installation partners to manage and complete the entire process.

AHJ Submittal Process

For fire detection systems, fire marshal review and approval is required. Depending on the type of facility, other agencies may have jurisdiction over approval of different systems. IFSS can handle the entire submittal process to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and obtain approval so you can ensure your facility is ready and approved for operation.

Installation

IFSS provides complete installation services to ensure that all systems are properly wired, powered and installed in your facility. IFSS takes a practical approach to installation, making time-saving moves to cut costs wherever possible.

Testing and Verification

After careful evaluation, IFSS returns to propose the equipment and configuration that we believe are best suited for your situation. We work with you to identify precisely the equipment that will offer the performance you desire while simultaneously working within your budget.

Training

IFSS can provide end-user training on systems to ensure they will be comfortably implemented and used in the day-to-day operation of your organization.

Support

At IFSS, we know that security and fire detection systems require ongoing attention, adjustment and maintenance. Depend on us for complete support and maintenance for the life of your system.

Extended warranty

IFSS offers extended warranties to ensure a predictable, hassle-free maintenance experience.

Preventive Maintenance

IFSS can offer one-off or a package of preventative maintenance. We document all preventive maintenance for your files and reference.

Repair

Whether you purchased a system from us or someone else, IFSS can help you repair your security or fire detection system.

System Documentation

To ensure that you have everything you need on file for the purposes of ongoing system maintenance and tracking, we provide CAD designs and as-built drawings that reference when and how your security and fire systems were installed and maintained.