Military Housing Facility Receives Life Safety Solution

The first privatized community for unaccompanied military personnel breaks new ground with the help of GE Security. GE’s integrated access control and fire and life safety solutions helps keep San Diego’s sailors safe.

Ensuring Sailors’ Safety

The fire and life safety system is anchored by GE Security’s EST3 life safety control platform. The customized solution designed for Pacific Beacon is comprised of three separate networks totaling 14 EST3 panels. More than 500 SIGA-PS addressable photoelectric smoke detectors cover all corridors and common areas. In addition, the system has three additional local operator control units and 180 text signs along with eight custom messages. Additional components of the EST3 system include three graphic annunciator panels, 296 firefighter’s telephone receptacles, over 2,700 speakers and more than 800 speaker/strobe units. [IMAGE]PB-lounge.jpg[/IMAGE]

 “We are honored that our technology was selected to secure Pacific Beacon,” says Tom Welham, U.S. commercial access control leader, GE Security. “Facility Commander Wnx v7.5 is designed to help security teams do their jobs more efficiently by providing the tools to monitor and integrate effective security operations across a variety of facilities into a single, unified structure. Our EST3 platform allows large and small facilities to manage a wide-range of crises including fire, natural disasters, terrorism, environmental threats and health hazards. This project is an extension of the work we have done helping secure government installations around the world.”

Beyond security, GE’s consumer and industrial business was awarded the contract to provide all of the appliances and light bulbs for the entire facility.

“We wanted to provide the best possible services at every level, including appliances and security,” says Sam Bellas, development associate, Clark Reality Capital. “GE Facility Commander Wnx v7.5 and the EST3 life safety control platform were able to meet the tough challenges and layout of this facility, while providing safety and security to the residents.”

“The solutions and service GE Security provided to us made things much easier,” says Steve Elkins, project manager, Bergelectric Corp. “I would definitely recommend Facility Commander Wnx v7.5 and the EST3 system to as many customers as possible.”

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