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.