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Project Profile: Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center (CTPHC), Maryland

Project: Data Center Design, Electronic Security, Communications & Commissioning Services

Scope of Work: Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, a maximum security facility, is referred to as Maryland’s forensic psychiatric hospital, housing one of the most violent populations of any state. The phased implementation of security renovations offers the ability to conduct business as usual while upgrades are completed.

Professional Systems Engineering, LLC provided design and consulting services for renovations and a new housing unit addition to the hospital. Complete digital data center redesign and deployment of all equipment including servers, telecommunications, and monitoring systems were required. Also included were upgrades to the security electronics, control system, master control center, perimeter security, and communications infrastructure.

PSE was asked to continue extened construction services and include acting as commissioning review agent for the State of Maryland”s Department of General Services (DGS) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygine.


  • New data center designs for a “Digital Control Center”
  • Fiber optic network
  • Structured cabling system
  • CATV, data, and telephone interfaces

Integrated Systems

  • PLC control system
  • Access control system
  • IP-based CCTV
  • Intercom/paging system
  • Intrusion detection
  • Wireless staff duress

Security Commissioning

  • Security Touchscreens
  • System servers/UPS
  • PLC controls/interface
  • Systems integration
  • Card access implementation
  • Master control center
  • Housing control center

Control and Monitoring

  • Multiple touchscreen workstations
  • Master control center
  • Nurse control center workstations
  • Sallyport and gate controls


  • Digital CCTV
  • Networked video control and monitoring
  • Secure digital video archive storage
  • Virtual monitoring throughout the facility

Communications Commissioning

  • Digital security intercom
  • Automated security integration
  • Digital video storage networks
  • Migration to new server room
  • Paging/emergency call
  • Wireless duress integration
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