SSI access control article

Addressing Access Control

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP News, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Every event like the shooting in Virginia Beach provides us with the ability to reflect on security. How can we better protect personnel? And how do we address access control? The article “Electronic Doors Obstructed Pursuit of Virginia Shooter, Police Say” appeared in both Campus Safety magazine as well as Security Sales & Integration magazine. You can read the original …

Oak City Cares

Ribbon Cutting for Oak City Cares

Protus3 News, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Oak City Cares. For this project, Protus3 provided Wake County with design and project management services for new electronic security devices. The new electronic security for the interior space was typical of similar projects throughout Wake County. Due to the location and type of facility, another key element in this design were the …

Wake Tech AEC Symposium

Wake Tech AEC Symposium

Protus3 News, Security Master Planning, Security Program Development, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 attended the Wake Tech AEC Symposium. Jerry Blanchard, Dana Frentz, and Kevin McQuade represented Protus3. The Wake Tech Facilities Design and Construction team presented the AEC Symposium as a way to showcase upcoming Capital Improvement Projects. Attendees heard from a variety of college speakers and panelists. Topics included Academics & Employment, HUB, Master Planning, Energy & Sustainability, Infrastructure, and …

new Broughton Hospital

Security Design of New Broughton Hospital Completed

Protus3 News, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 has completed a security system design for the new Broughton Hospital. This facility will have 382 beds and over 477,000 square feet of space. It will replace the existing Broughton Hospital. Protus3 was part of the original design process and has been working on this project since January 2009. Protus3 also completed a similar project for new Cherry Hospital. …

OhioHealth

Grant Medical Center Electronic Security Functional Testing

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 completed a technical assessment, functional test, and inventory of the Grant Medical Center Campus of OhioHealth. This project included access control, duress alarm “buttons”, security video systems, intercoms, panels, servers, and workstations. OhioHealth awarded the project to Protus3 in November 2018. A functional test ensures that these systems have been installed, maintained, and operating to meet any local and/or …

CONSULT 2018

Jerry Blanchard Attends CONSULT 2018

Protus3 News, Security Product Evaluations, Security Schematic Design

Jerry Blanchard attended CONSULT 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. CONSULT is the only non-captive venue exclusively devoted to specifiers of electronic and physical security. SecuritySpecifiers developed this event specifically for technical security consultants. From cyber security to spec writing and design issues, the environment that security consultants and engineers face evolves constantly. Consultants and engineers share some of the same design …

Durham Police Headquarters Complex Completed

Protus3 News, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 completed the Security Design and Support Services Project for O’Brien/Atkins for the Durham Police Headquarters Complex. The Durham Police Headquarters Complex will be an iconic City of Durham facility housing many sensitive police and public safety functional areas. This building must present and promote a sense of public trust, confidence, and safety to the community. It must also maintain …

smart card cutaway

Do Your Homework before Moving to Smart Cards

Protus3 Security Product Evaluations, Security Schematic Design, Security System Concept Development, Security System Design Development

First, let’s talk about the cards. There are a number of different types and uses for smart card technology. One of the most common is that of a banking-type card where the actual chip is visible. Think about your new debit card. When used, the chip makes contact within the device reading the information. This is a contact type card. …

magnetic lock

It’s Beautiful, but Is It Secure?

Protus3 Security Schematic Design

Designing and specifying locking hardware for access control type doors has always been a challenge. In most cases interior doors – typically wood or hollow metal – can be equipped with an electric mortise or electric cylindrical lock. Exterior doors with mullions or store fronts are normally equipped with electrified panic devices, either rim style or vertical rods. Both of …

Security Design

RMA Awarded Brier Creek EMS Design Project

Protus3 News, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development

RMA will provide design and project management services related to the design of electronic security devices for the new Brier Creek EMS Station project. The intent of this design will be to provide access control and security monitoring devices within the main facility. These systems will meet the Wake County standards for this type of facility. Our services will also …