Over the last few years, GSI has demonstrated the breadth and depth of their security systems expertise to their largest clients through the design, renovation and systems integration of their critical security command centers.
Consumers Energy entrusted GSI to redesign and renovate the command center at their corporate headquarters to meet their current operational requirements while accommodating anticipated future growth in security operations staff activities. This project included adding new Winsted consoles, reconfiguring existing ones, and the relocation of the existing fiber optic interface, CCTV matrix switch gear and DVRs to an adjacent secure location to free up space. New ceiling mounted Panasonic 50″ plasma monitors were installed to enable integrated CCTV multiplex/spot views, recorded playback, and access control alarm/mapping functions. GSI’s design and installation transformed a cramped and inefficient space into an ergonomically friendly environment that enable Consumer Energy security operations staff to perform their work more efficiently while allowing for future growth and expansion.
GSI completed the integration of CCTV, intrusion detection, emergency communication and visitor entry telephone monitoring systems at Ford Motor Company’s Global Command Center for worldwide operations. Utilizing a powerful security integration platform, GSI integrated DVRs and IP cameras at Ford facilities across the globe with the Global Command Center’s central station intrusion detection monitoring receiver equipment. This integrated system gives Ford a web-based operation system that provides real-time event information including interactive maps and drawings of facilities as well as event protocols for the command center operators. The operators are able to view all information from the various systems at one glance, allowing for greater efficiency in monitoring and responsiveness. Additionally, the integration of video with the visitor entry phone systems enables the Global Command Center operators to receive audio and video verification and to remotely grant access to the corresponding facility. The system will be expanded in the near future to integrate Ford Motor Company’s global access control system with the intrusion detection and CCTV platform to provide more flexibility and control of Ford’s facilities.