Packed with state-of-the-art security technology
Of course, as a police headquarters, the building also has to meet the very highest security requirements. Bart Vits and Hans Van Dyck explain: "We had to work out the design in such a way that continuity was ensured at the level of the command room. This was only possible by installing an STS switch (Static Transfer Switch) that could ensure this by being able to switch between the normal grid, UPS power (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and an emergency generator.
In turn, the general low-voltage boards and distribution boards contain several UPS installed power supplies that ensure that the local low-voltage systems always remain in operation during any power outage."
Furthermore, Equans implemented a number of high-tech low-voltage security installations. "We chose to work with Equans' internal services as much as possible to install the following installations according to the mandatory standards: fire detection linked to the vital public address system, intrusion protection, aggression alarms linked to the CCTV installation and access control. There is also an installation for (video) calls and an intercom system for the entire arrestee area. All this technology is managed and monitored in an associated dispatch room and can also be controlled from there."
"For fire detection, intrusion detection, access control and aggression alarms, our people took care of the conception of the whole thing, under the supervision of Sven Van Moer. After installation, they commissioned everything on site." Equans also installed Winguard's Physical Security Integration Management (PSIM) software. Through this umbrella software, the police can monitor all security systems at a glance and manage them centrally.