JCI provides security system for Burj Khalifa
Dubai, May 23, 2010
Johnson Controls, a global provider of energy-efficient products, services and solutions in buildings, has deployed a sophisticated security management system in Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
Emaar Properties, the owner of Burj Khalifa, selected a security management system to secure the tower’s luxurious corporate, residential, hotel and public spaces, including nearly 900 residential suites, hundreds of office suites and an observation deck.
“The security system works with the building management system to allow security personnel at the Burj to take quick action during a security breach or threat,” said Magdy Mekky, vice president and managing director, Middle East, Johnson Controls.
“The interoperability of key building systems ensures a comfortable and safe environment for all guests and tenants. The safety benefits are immeasurable.”
If an unauthorised person accesses a secure area, the building sub-systems, including cameras and intercoms, are immediately activated. If a fire is detected, the airflow system will automatically deactivate to confine or smother a fire.
Additional details include:
• Audio/visual systems, including project screens and video displays, and conferencing systems are installed throughout the tower.
• A two-way radio system allows facility and hotel management to communicate with maintenance and security personnel throughout the building.
In addition to the security management solution, Johnson Controls installed low-voltage systems that enable many of the high-end amenities enjoyed by tenants and residents. The nearly 900 residences of the Burj feature E-Home, a smart home technology installed by Johnson Controls. Each residence is equipped with a single control system that interfaces with lighting, curtains, HVAC, home theatre and security management. Similar controls are installed in the hotel’s 324 guest rooms.
Additional high-profile energy efficient projects in the region include the Bahrain Bay Project, the Pearl Development in Qatar, and both the Kingdom Tower and Jebel Al Qala in Saudi Arabia.-TradeArabia News Service