Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Syska Hennessy Group’s information and communication technology (ICT) team provides a suite of technology design and consulting services encompassing building automation, cyber security and virtualization for projects of every size, budget or sector.
In 1986, Syska launched an in-house, low-voltage systems group to meet client demand for dedicated technology services. Since then, technology has driven a lifetime’s worth of innovation, and we’ve been at the forefront of helping design, upgrade and maintain technology systems for each unique environment—from large, complex, mixed-use developments to boutique interiors. We perform master planning and project management consulting to set the technology framework.
We bring comprehensive experience from projects for leading academic campuses, critical facilities, data centers, call centers, healthcare environments, high-density financial trading floors and office interiors, for clients from state-of-the-art lab and science building at Cooper Union in New York City, to the mega mixed-use Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, to the new patient tower for Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut.
Our core services include:
Information Technology Master Planning
To create tailored technology master plans for clients, we collect and analyze the current ICT environment; define the new environment; identify key requirements; and detail the implementation plan, budget and timeline.
Audiovisual Systems to Increase Collaboration and Productivity
Syska designs audiovisual (AV) systems to improve collaboration, productivity and enhance presentations that bring clients closer to their audiences. As a certified audiovisual solutions provider (CAVSP), we design solutions for conference rooms, broadcast and post-production, emergency and command control centers, theaters, and unified communication systems with converged AV & IT networks. For AIG’s headquarters in downtown New York City, we created two feature displays in the main lobby—one at the ground level and one at the mezzanine—resulting in the largest-scale digital video display of its kind.
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Security that Protect People and Assets
Our team is comprised of professionals and engineers with deep experience in security management, law enforcement and security engineering. We provide security consulting including threat and risk assessments, Electronic Security Systems and Physical Security Consulting to deliver superior protection without sacrificing cost, effectiveness or aesthetics.
We begin by conducting a complete risk analysis, encompassing security master planning, threat assessment, security policies and procedures review, statistical crime analysis, and vulnerability studies. Utilizing concepts such as crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), concentric circles of protection, and integrative security concepts, a complete security plan is developed that is tailor made for each of our clients which effectively protects their personnel and property assets. When a 40-story mixed-use tower in Panama City required a complex security plan, we conducted a comprehensive security needs analysis and delivered a design that not only provided a secure environment, but also fit with the tower’s high-end construction and finishes and seamlessly integrated with the building operations.
Our electronic security design solutions incorporate systems such as:
- Access control
- Video surveillance
- Security lighting
- Intrusion and perimeter protection
- Emergency communications
- Patient/infant tracking and
- Security command centers
Our IT Cyber Security team is certified to design systems that protect, monitor and enable clients to respond effectively in the event of a cyber-attack. We use the latest technologies incorporating firewall and DMZ infrastructure, Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), anti-virus and anti-spam systems, Network Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS), and proxy and reverse proxy services.
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Healthcare Technology Designed for the Future
We provide leading healthcare providers with innovative technology designs that deliver more effective patient care and diagnostics at lower costs while planning for the future – we enable our clients to design and budget for technology elements that may be installed years later. Our solutions include:
- Nurse call systems
- Wireless and voice systems
- Interactive patient entertainment systems
- RFID/RTLS tracking systems
- Infant/Patient protection systems
- Interactive informational systems
- Interactive patient entertainment systems
- GPS and clock systems
- Kiosks and interactive wayfinding
- OR integration systems
- Clinical alarm and event management
Program Management Done Right
We coordinate all aspects of our clients’ projects by creating and managing project schedules, dependencies, timeframes, and budgets. We maintain close client communication by monitoring and reporting the progress and health of each project. For Time Inc.’s headquarters relocation, we managed not only the full design and construction administration of the low-voltage cable plant, security system, and AV platform, we also managed the carrier circuitry process including installation. We were the main on-site contact, managing the integrator resources, serving as client liaison, and coordinating all aspects of installation.
Intelligent Building Systems (IBS) – Designing Smarter Buildings
By integrating essential systems—building automation/HVAC control systems, smart metering, lighting and shades, power, audiovisual, digital signage, security, people movers, parking management, mass notification, wireless, etc.— with the core network and cloud based software services —we design smarter cyber-secure buildings. Our core philosophy is to utilize technology to support the required data mining and analytical machine learning process to improve the occupant wellbeing for excellence in office productivity while reducing operating costs, minimizing downtime and environmental impact. We design a system of integrated networks to improve safety, energy efficiency, accessibility, mobility and comfort, ensuring building operators can easily access valuable information across the entire facility at any time.
- IBS consulting engineering and design
- Vetting and procurement and value analysis
- Existing low voltage system infrastructure evaluation and assessments
- IBS master roadmap and planning
- Commissioning of integrated IBS
- Peer review/third-party agent
Building Automation Systems
Our dedicated building automation system team brings many years of experience in design, procurement, implementation and commissioning of building automation systems for HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. Our services include:
- Building automation system engineering and design
- Existing building due diligence reports and assessments
- Energy usage analysis and remediation for automation of HVAC
- BAS replacement cost analysis