Project Profile: North Branch Correctional Institution (NBCI), Maryland

Project: Maximum Security Prison Designs

Client: State of Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services

Scope of Work: Professional Systems Engineering, LLC provided corrections planning services, systems design for support services/site connectivity study and schematics; construction documents, administration, management; as well as certification testing/inspection services for this 60-acre site.

Our security and wireless duress alarm designs were recently featured on National Geographic’s “MegaStructures” television program as the “most advanced security in the United States” as well as in “Maxim” magazine.

The security and communications systems are integrated with redundant computers and programmable logic control systems. This allows flexible operation through multiple local and central consoles that may be activated as needed.

Life safety monitoring and evacuations system are fiber connected and computer controlled for meeting Maryland State Fire Marshal and NFPS regulations.

Operator interfacing is through touch control terminals and graphic control panels. Site-wide communication is provided through multi-mode and single-mode fiber optic networks. Communication within buildings is through structured category and specialized cabling.

Site-wide Design

  • Wireless RF duress/panic alarm
  • Communication systems for various buildings
  • Site-wide control/fire alarm monitoring
  • Satellite television distribution system
  • Maximum security design
  • Detention door and gate control

Integrated Systems

  • Lighting control
  • Video surveillance and digital recording
  • Intercom/paging/nurse call
  • Multiple perimeter intrusion systems
  • High security fencing and gates
  • Sophisticated perimeter detection with RF mobile maps

Maximum Security Prison Designs
Correctional Security

The designs of the Philadelphia area based security, life safety and communications design firm, Professional Systems Engineering, LLC, were featured on MegaStructures, a themed show produced by National Geographic Channel.

Detention, Jails, and Correctional Security Services
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