DALLAS — Schneider Electric has announced the successful completion of a new construction project with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. The project included the installation of entirely integrated control and security systems throughout the architecturally striking six-floor facility, which was specifically designed around the complex exhibit structure. Schneider Electric said the customized system design will enable the museum to perform at maximum efficiency and sustain its educational mission for patrons for years to come.

The highlight of the Perot Museum project is the integrated building management system (BMS). Schneider Electric incorporated its Andover Continuum™ solution for the BMS and access control systems, Pelco by Schneider Electric for the IP cameras and closed circuit television (CCTV), Stenofon for IP intercom, Radionics for intrusion detection, and Notifier for fire alarm. The Schneider Electric systems combined with these other offerings allow museum staff to have full access to the entire system from multiple locations.

The BMS also has remote capability, so it can be monitored and managed from anywhere. Throughout the installation process, the Schneider Electric team navigated the 20-foot high ceilings and low light conditions with careful consideration for the museum’s architectural design and exhibit layout. Besides creating a safe, secure environment for museum patrons and staff within the facility, Schneider Electric said the integrated system will significantly reduce both capital and operational expenditures.

“We are thrilled with the work Schneider Electric has done with the construction on our museum,” said Kenneth Cadenhead, director of facilities, Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “When running a nonprofit organization, efficiency is extremely important to our sustainability. The savings we’ll earn from this project will ensure we are able to invest properly in educational programs and exhibits, giving our patrons the best possible experience at the Perot Museum.”

“The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a unique destination and an intriguing addition to local attractions,” said Jim Sandelin, senior vice president, Buildings Division of Schneider Electric. “This new construction project allowed Schneider Electric to fully leverage our expertise in building efficiency to create a facility that is safe and sustainable, and whose systems are fully integrated. We are excited about the museum and proud to have aided in its mission to inspire minds through nature and science and provide quality science education for the Dallas community.”

To learn more about the Perot Museum, visit www.perotmuseum.org. For more information about Schneider Electric, visit www.schneider-electric.com/us.

Publication date: 11/4/2013

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