Electronic Security Design for the Washington Headquarters Service

Electronic Security Design for the Washington Headquarters Service


ARA was contracted to provide the Electronic Security System (ESS) Project Manager to represent the WHS’s interest during construction. This required coordination will all disciplines impacting the ESS and close oversight of the construction process.


ARA was responsible for overseeing the ESS Intrusion Detection System (IDS) security devices and access control (HSPD-12), electronic replacement (Interceptor) for the hardened Protective Distribution System (PDS), Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), K12 perimeter vehicle barrier access system including input for the crash-rated static and operable perimeter barrier systems, and overall system commissioning.


During the project, ARA worked closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the design team, the client, the contracting official, and contractors to determine the client’s needs and make sure the standards were met while also keeping the design within the projects budget.

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