Allen County Public Library

Allen County Public Library has been part of Ft. Wayne and surrounding communities since 1895. When Allen County Public Library decided to upgrade its life safety and security systems at each of its 14 facilities ESCO was called into action. Allen County Public Library’s desire to have all HVAC, life safety and security systems compatible, accessible and controllable via WAN connectivity required a team of proven integration professionals. In a partnership with TRANE, ESCO provided networked fire alarm and security technologies that integrate with TRANE energy management systems countywide.

Main Library Information:
• 127,000 Square Foot Expansion of the Nation’s 11th Busiest Library
• 240,000 Square Foot Renovation of the Existing Library
• A New Civic Plaza Between the Library and the Firefighters’ Museum
• Library Café, Art Gallery, Rare-Book Room, Exhibition Gallery
• New Community Computing Center
• A Great Hall with Skylights Spanning the Entries
• Project Completion December, 2006

Thirteen Library Branches:
• Renovation of Eight Branches
• New Construction of Six Branches

Fire Alarm System Information:
• Main Branch EST 3 Fire Alarm with Voice Evacuation/Synergy
• Fireworks with Site Vision and 100 Cameras
• 800 Smoke Detectors
• 1,300 Signaling Devices with Banked Audio
• 30 Card Access Stations
• Interior/Perimeter Security
• Door Control
• FM-200 Releasing
• Double-Interlock Releasing for Sprinkler
• Connected via BACnet Protocol to The Trane Company Building Controls over Protocol Bridge
• 14 Remote Buildings with EST 3 Interfaced to above Fireworks Package via Netcom/Ethernet
• Backed up with Off-Premise Monitoring
• Access Control to Main Branch via Netcom/Ethernet
• Remote Buildings connected to The Trane Company Controls via BACnet Interface at all Locations Using
Protocol Bridge