Security Systems News

FEB 2018

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Page 16 of 82 February 2018 S e C ur IT y S y ST e MS N e WS Guest Commentary 10 ADT is redefining security by delivering customer service excellence along with a unique combination of product expertise, cutting-edge technology and an expanded service footprint. ADT was named 2017 SDM Dealer of the Year and will continue to be the gold standard in the security industry. ©2018 Protection One, a division of ADT LLC. All rights reserved. Protection One, the Protection 1 logo, ADT, the ADT logo and the product/service names listed in this document are marks and/or registered marks. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. Third party marks are the property of their respective owners. License information available at www. CA ACO7155, 974443, PPO17232; FL EF0001121; LA F1639, F1640, F1643, F1654, F1655; MA 172C; NC Licensed by the Alarm Systems Licensing Board of the State of North Carolina, 7535P2, 7561P2, 7562P10, 7563P7, 7565P1, 7566P9, 7564P4; NY 12000305615; PA 090797; MS 15019511. 01/18 877.PRO1.911 • standards, this trend looks to ensure a building is differentiated by con- sidering its impact on the wellness, economics, and social justice of the people and the planet. Put quite simply, progressive buildings that are healthy and effi- cient are becoming an expectation rather than an exception. For security integrators, this trend is critical to consider mov- ing forward. Along with the goal of providing safe and secure open- ings and access control, taking a consultative approach to a build- ing's needs—and being prepared to meet those needs—is critical to winning business. Sustainability The first step is to seek out manu- facturers of products who support sustainability through deliberate product design and a commitment to transparency in the value chain, manufacturing process, and sourc- ing of product ingredients. These practices are what enable manu- facturers to achieve two types of industry documents in declaring sustainable design: • Environmental Product Dec- larations (EPDs) independently verify a product's LCA (life cycle assessment) as a way to quantify the product's environmental impact. • Declare labels provide accu- rate information on where a prod- uct comes from, what a product is made of, and where a product goes at the end of its life. By disclosing product ingredients, Declare labels become valuable for Living Building Challenge projects. Both types of documents ensure you are working with a manu- facturer that is fully com- mitted to the development of sustainable products. It is equally as important to provide solu- tions with dis- tinct sustainability benefits such as improved energy efficiency. In door-dense facilities, the amount of power being drawn by locks, door accessories and access control devices can contribute heavily to the overall energy use of a facility. To mitigate that issue, seek out solutions utilizing new energy- efficient technologies. Both locks and access control options on the market today are drastically reduc- ing power consumption. Mortise locks are available that reduce energy consumption up to 96 percent compared to traditional solutions. And, as certified by Gre- enCircle, new power supplies have entered the market that use up to 99 percent less energy than current lin- ear and switching power supplies. And each of these solutions can have an impact on the energy con- sumption of a building as a whole. Wellness Tracking ingredients, ensuring components that harm the earth are not used in manufacturing and handling the end-of-life of a prod- uct effectively is key to the wellness of both the planet and people. The health and sustainability of our eco-system has a direct and caus- ative effect on our health as human beings. But beyond that chain of cause- and-effect, the products we put into buildings can also directly impact the health of human beings. To that end, Health Product Declara- tions (HPDs) exist that report the content of a product along with its associated health and other related information. Also, using products that are dan- gerous adversely impacts the health of workers in the supply chain; it is an obvious yet not often discussed component of sustainability. And one of the most intriguing and impressive reasons I have heard for why building owners choose to use By Amy Vigneux I n to D ay's built environment— be it new construction or retro- fit—project teams are increasing- ly designing toward specific goals for their buildings. A major trend within these goals is sustainability. In addition to seeking out ways to achieve LEED certification or meeting Living Building Challenge Integrating sustainability as a solution for protecting people, places and the planet Amy Vigneux Su S tainable see page 11

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