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Speed Museum project, safety innovation land ECT Services a finalist spot in GLI awards

We’re pleased to announce that ECT Services is a finalist for GLI’s 2016 Innovation & Creativity Award presented by Middleton Reutlinger. Vote for us now through August 18, 2016.

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This award recognizes a small business that executes business initiatives which demonstrate innovative solutions for new and existing business needs.

Among our most innovative recent offerings is the Guardian gunshot detection system developed by Shooter Detection Systems.

The Guardian system works by using acoustic and infrared sensors to instantly identify gunshots. The precise location of the gunshots is noted, and warnings are instantly sent out to people in the facility and vicinity advising them to evacuate or take cover. Authorities are also alerted immediately. Guardian can also be integrated with other building systems like door locks and video surveillance. This video demonstrates the basics of the system.

The technology driving the Guardian system was born on the battlefield, where acoustic gunshot detection was used to pinpoint enemy positions. Shooter Detection Services then developed the system primarily for use in schools, where the threat of active shooter attacks has been on the rise. But recent attacks in Paris; San Bernadino, Calif.; and Orlando, Fla. highlight the vulnerability of all public venues, from nightclubs and sports venues to office buildings and shopping malls.

ECT Services is also proud to provide integrated temperature control systems for the newly-renovated Speed Art Museum. The interior of the entire museum must be maintained at a constant temperature of 72 degrees to protect the collection, which includes paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles and other objects, some of which are thousands of years old. Glass walls, integrated old and new construction and other factors could make temperature control a challenge in such a facility.

ECT Services has been providing innovative solutions to make Louisville-area buildings sustainable, maintainable, energy efficient and safe since 1981.

The Speed of Light: Renovation yields brighter, more energy efficient museum

After a three-year, $60 million renovation and expansion project, the Speed Art Museum reopened last week.

Check out time-lapse video of the project posted by the Courier-Journal:

The 30-hour opening celebration included music, dance and more, with partner organizations from across the community joining in.

The museum’s new glass façade buildings, which wrap around the original structure, are designed to maximize natural light and showcase the museum’s collection. Too much, light, however, could be damaging to the collection, so the glass walls are embedded with metallic rectangles that filter the light and deflect the harsher rays of the sun. The metallic rectangles are more dense at the top of the building, and graduate as they cascade down the wall.

Most of the interior lighting has also been switched to more energy-efficient, less harsh LED lighting, too.

The interior of the entire museum must be maintained at a constant temperature of 72 degrees to protect the collection, which includes paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles and other objects, some of which are thousands of years old.

Glass walls, integrated old and new construction and other factors could make temperature control a challenge in such a facility. The Speed is overcoming that challenge with an integrated control system designed by ECTServices.

The Speed is also pursuing LEED building certification.

For more information about the Speed, visit their website.