Confidential Client Operations Center Perimeter Security Study

Client – Major Financial InstitutePerimeter-Security-Study


The SiTESPAN team identified and recommended appropriate measures to remediate a vehicle protection risk identified in a recent analysis at the Client’s Operations Center. The remediation recommendations included the design and build of an anti-vehicle perimeter barrier with a 50’ set-back and K-4 rating surrounding the exterior of the building, as well as appropriate perimeter protection that reduces the likelihood of an undetected breach in the rear of the property and tree line areas. The team also identified a vehicle access strategy that will provide segregation between employee/ visitor/delivery traffic, while allowing space for additional screening of delivery vehicles when appropriate. An access control point to the data center area within the facility was also recommended.


Salina Regional Health Center Physical Security Study

Client – Salina Regional Health Center



This project involved a physical security condition assessment study for an existing data center facility owned by Salina Regional Health Center. The SiTESPAN team evaluated the existing facility physical security systems, identified the current mandatory compliance regulations and non-mandatory industry standards and guideline references, and provided recommendations with probable cost estimate ranges.

The mandatory compliance regulations reviewed and included the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services and the Office of Civil Rights. The non-mandatory industry standards and guidelines included the Accreditation Standards under the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety Guidelines.

The SiTESPAN team reviewed the organizational security program, facility perimeter signage, physical security strategy, electronic security systems, and asset protection for the facility. Based on the findings, the team provided recommendations to Salina Regional Health Center with a cost range for implementation.


SAIC Maher Terminals Port Authority Power Dist



This project consisted of designing and constructing a custom, self-contained power distribution vault. A total of 10 custom vaults distribute utility, generated and UPS power to equipment over a 250 acre site. Each of the ten vaults are equipped with self contained climate control and chemical fire suppression, in addition to the monitoring and control integration provided for customer interface. Once installed, these vaults were tested and commissioned for worst case conditions, prior to completion.

Tim Everson, President of SiTESPAN, teamed up with Stanley Consultants, who provided commissioning services for the ten Lane CEV vaults and two Portal vaults. Coordination within the vaults included: mechanical HVAC, fire suppression system, electrical distribution, and grounding system. The ten Lane CEV vaults included a main disconnect, main feeder panel, TVSS, and an 8 kVA UPS system and distribution panel. The two Portal vaults included a 65 kVA and 80 kVA UPS system and distribution panels. The vaults supply power to various lights, optical card readers, and cameras on thirty truck lanes at Maher Port. The project included initial commissioning of the mechanical and electrical systems in the ten Lane CEV vaults and the two portal UPS systems. Commissioning efforts also included proof testing the systems one year after the initial commissioning.

The systems in each vault were monitored at a central computer via a fiber optics network installed in parallel with the vaults. Each vault included a fiber optics section for connecting fiber optics to the equipment at each lane. Additional services included performing a code review of the equipment supplier’s installation drawings for their equipment.


USDA Perimeter Security

Client – USDA Kansas City MOUSDA


Through our work in data centers and financial institutions we have developed a resume in perimeter security, to enable our clients to meet security guidelines stipulated by the SEC. This project consisted of a design-build full perimeter protection solution from vehicular threat. The project was originally a competitive bid process, but through elimination and value proven techniques, we were able to negotiate this project with the U.S.D.A.

This project consisted of installing an 80’ set-back security perimeter. The perimeter was compiled of 8-12 ton boulders, and a cable beam barrier manufactured by B&B Armor. At the emergency fire entrances, manual bollards were positioned for access by fire trucks. The remaining sections of security perimeter were secured using schedule 80 stainless and carbon steel bollards.

The existing site conditions were utilized where possible to reduce the cost of demolition and new construction. The existing islands and curbs were utilized to form the new 80’ security perimeter. Existing gate arms and security devices were either replaced or relocated to fit into the new perimeter design. All access readers and communication devices were rewired and terminated at the existing security control room within the facility.


DST Perimeter Security

Client – DST Systems Inc.DST


This project was implemented in three phases. Phase I included installation of a second perimeter fence and road along the 3,500 foot property line. The installation included security upgrades, such as new light poles every 100 feet around the perimeter, placing of security conduit for cameral installation and fence detection around the full perimeter of the new road and fence.

Phase II of the project consisted of a Vehicle Entry Package which provided for the installation of hydraulic bollards, new traffic control arms and upgrades to the existing sliding gate system. These new Anti-Terrorist systems were integrated to work in series to control the flow and monitoring of traffic and personnel entering and exiting the facility.

Phase III of the project consisted of new control panels and the installation of a new interiors for the guard house to accommodate the new control panels installed to control and monitor the new security systems.