Office of Criminal Enforcement Forensics and Training (OCEFT)
Syracuse Resident Office
Security System - Statement of Work
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Criminal Enforcement,
Forensics and Training (OCEFT), requires modification to an existing physical security
system located at 441 S. Salina Street, 6th Floor; Syracuse, NY 13202. This physical
security system operates independent of other federal and GSA security systems located
in this building.
The period of performance for this requirement is five business days. The exact date of
installation is to be determined. The selected contractor will be required to work on-site
during this timeframe.
This scope of work includes the relocation of existing components, installation of new
components, wiring, and testing of the overall system with the DHS Philadelphia Mega
3.0 System Requirements
The physical security system will include the existing equipment identified in the table
below, interconnecting cables and other devices and materials that are necessary to meet
the functional requirements specified in the following paragraphs to reconfigure the
existing system. Specific requirements for each of these items are identified in the
reference paragraph indicated. The specific installation location for each of the
equipment components are identified in the attached drawing.
Note: The EPA office wall types are slab to slab with expanded steel mesh inside the
room side of the wall. These rooms include: The evidence room and storage rooms.
The DHS MegaCenter accepts Underwriters Laboratory (UL) commercially listed panels
from the following manufacturers: Honeywell (Ademco), Bosch (Radionics), Caddx, or
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP). Proprietary panels or panels that are not UL
Compliant will not be accepted due to the inability to provide adequate support. All Fire
communicators must be UL Listed and inspected by the Local AHJ (Authority Having
Jurisdiction) and follow all NFPA 72 standards.
Table 1: Equipment Required
Group Component Reference Quantity
Control Panel 3.1.1 1
Keypad 3.1.2 2
Key (Knox) box 184.108.40.206 1
Door position switches 220.127.116.11 3
4 (4-360◦ ceiling
Detection Motion detectors 18.104.22.168
Duress buttons 22.214.171.124 2
2 (1 siren, 1 blue
Cameras 3.2 2
CCTV Monitors 3.2.2 1
Recorder 3.2.3 1
Master station 3.3 1
Slave station 3.3 1
Electric Strike 126.96.36.199 1
Remote Release 3.4.2 1
3.1 Intrusion Detection System
The existing intrusion detection system (IDS) includes a central control panel, keypads
that are used to arm and disarm sensors, sensors and/or sensor equipped devices, and
audible annunciation devices. The IDS is monitored by the DHS Federal Protective
Service (FPS) Mega Center and is fully compatible with the U.S.DHS FPS interface
standards to facilitate this. Connection to the DHS FPS Alarm Central Receiving Station
is via an EPA-provided analog telephone line. The IDS also provides the capability to
annunciate locally via one or more locally installed sirens, horns, or strobe lights.
3.1.1 Control Panel
(a) The IDS control panel is located inside the EPA Equipment Room. The panel will
remain in the existing location.
(b) The control panel shall be capable of monitoring 32 separate zones, each of which is
equipped with a keypad and at least eight (8) sensors supervised by end-of-line resistors
at the device end and not in the control panel.
(c) The control panel shall provide a minimum of 40 unique user codes, each of which
can be assigned to any one of seven different authority levels. User codes are entered at
keypads by authorized personnel to arm and disarm an area, review recent events,
add/delete other users, and perform other functions in accordance with the assigned
(d) The control panel shall be capable of recording at least the most recent 250 security
events, which can be reviewed by users with the appropriate authority level.
(e) The control panel shall provide a minimum of four (4) triggers that can be used to
activate one or more relay outputs based on user specified conditions that include, at a
minimum, activation of any connected sensor, attempts to tamper with the controller or
any device connected to the control panel, loss of AC power, or battery low voltage
(f) A minimum of sixteen (16) relay outputs shall be provided with the control panel.
(g) The control panel shall report alarm events to the FPS Alarm Central Receiving
Station via an EPA-provided telephone line. The panel shall support touch tone dialing,
with dial tone protection and double-pole line seizure capability.
(h) The control panel shall be equipped with sealed batteries as required to continue its
operation and the operation of any attached sensors for a period of at least 12 hours.
(i) The control panel shall detect and report AC power loss and restoration.
(j) The control panel shall automatically recharge its batteries when AC power is
(k) The control panel shall monitor its battery condition and report any condition where
the battery remaining power falls below a user-specified level.
(l) The control panel shall shunt alarms for a user-specified interval after the primary
entrance to an area has been opened to allow time for authorized personnel to deactivate
(m) The control panel shall shunt alarms for a user-specified interval after an area has
been armed by an authorized person to allow time for them to exit the area.
(n) The control panel shall be equipped with tamper switches that are activated whenever
the cover is removed or the panel is removed from its installation location.
(o) The contractor shall provide fire rated plywood painted white for secure attachment of
the control panel and DVR equipment to the wall.
Keypads shall be fully compatible with the control panel and shall provide a means for up
to 80 authorized personnel to enter their assigned user codes to arm and disarm sensors in
a single area and to perform other functions required to administer, monitor and/or
operate the IDS.
(b) Keypads shall be installed inside the primary entrance to each secured area to allow
authorized personnel to arm and disarm the area.
(c) Keypads shall have easily readable screens that display descriptive text to instruct the
user in keypad operation or to identify problems. The display will clearly identify which
zones are activated.
(d) Keypads shall include a built in audio capability o produce audible beeps during
entries and for counting down exit times.
(e) Keypads shall provide positive feedback to indicate each time a key is depressed.
(f) User codes shall never be displayed in clear text on the keypad display.
(g) Keypads shall be connected to the control panel via continuous cable.
(h) Keypad to control panel cabling installed outside monitored spaces shall be installed
in conduit. Pull boxes and junction boxes shall be used to the minimum possible extent
and secured with tamper sensors monitored at the control panel.
(i) Keypads shall be equipped with tamper switches that are activated whenever the
keypad is opened or removed from its installed location.
(a) The control panel and/or keypads shall provide the capability to monitor sensors
equipped with Form C dry contact closure interfaces.
(b) Each sensor shall be connected to the control panel or keypad via a separate,
continuously run cable (no splices, junctions or other connections), with a service loop of
at least 20 feet in length left in the ceiling above the sensor.
(c) All sensor cabling shall be plenum-rated.
(d) Where sensor cabling is installed outside of an area that is being monitored by the
IDS, it shall be installed in conduit. Pull boxes and junction boxes shall be used to the
minimum extent possible, and secured with tamper sensors monitored at the control
188.8.131.52 Key Lock Box
(a) The key lock box shall provide access to a cavity where one or more mechanical keys
may be stored.
(b) The key lock box shall be directly mounted to a steel stud in an EPA-specified
location with a minimum of two security fasteners.
(c) The key lock box shall be equipped with a tamper switch that is activated if the box is
removed from the wall.
(d) Each key lock box shall be equipped with a tamper switch that is activated whenever
the cover is removed.
(e) The key lock box tamper switches shall be monitored by the control panel.
(f) The key lock box shall be a Knox 3200 series or equivalent.
184.108.40.206 Door Position Switch
(a) Furnish and install new door position switches in two locations shown on drawing.
The perimeter doors shall be equipped with triple-biased balanced magnetic contact door
(b) Door position switches shall be installed on the secure side of the door such that they
are concealed from exterior view and installed with appropriate metal or wood screws
and manufacturer specified mounting brackets.
(c) Door position switches shall be suitable to the application such that they operate
reliably and with minimum false alarm reports. For example, wide gap devices shall be
used for rollup doors.
(d) Door position switches shall be housed in tamper resistant aluminum enclosures and
exposed cabling shall be installed inside stainless steel armored cable.
(e) Door position switches shall be installed such that they are activated whenever the
door leaf is opened by a distance greater than half its thickness, measured at the non-
hinged side of the door.
220.127.116.11 Motion Detector
(a) Dual technology (passive infrared and gated microwave) motion sensors shall be
installed in EPA specified locations. These locations will be determined at the kick-off
(b) Motion sensors shall be configurable to report activation when (i) either the passive
infrared sensor or the microwave sensor is activated or (ii) both sensors are activated.
(c) Motion sensors shall be supervised by end-of-line resistors at the device end and not
in the control panel.
(d) Motion detectors shall be provided in the following viewing configurations, as
appropriate to the installation location:
(i) 360 viewing angle with 30 foot range
(ii) 90 degree viewing angle with 40 foot range with configurable view pattern
(iii) 60 degree viewing angle with 80 foot range with configurable view pattern
(e) Motion sensors shall operate reliably in an office environment.
(f) Motion sensors shall be equipped with temperature, sensitivity and range adjustments.
(g) The contractor shall ensure that all “walk test” lights are disabled following final
18.104.22.168 Duress Buttons
(a) Two duress buttons shall be hardwired and shall be installed in concealed locations
identified by the attached EPA drawing.
(b) Duress buttons shall be activated by a dual-button switch activated by two fingers
holding the buttons down simultaneously.
(c) Duress buttons shall be monitored by the control panel and configured to activate a
blue strobe light located on the drawing within the EPA CID space.
(d) Duress buttons shall be supervised for loss of signal and for low battery. Low battery
or loss of signal shall initiate an alarm at the FPS Alarm Central Receiving Station.
22.214.171.124 Siren & Strobe
(a) A single siren shall be provided and installed for activation of intrusion alarms. It
shall be capable of producing a 90 decibel high to low variable tone and shall be encased
in white housings with a round grill cover. Siren shall be flush mounted into drop ceilings
wherever feasible or, where necessary, in wall-mounted steel enclosures. Siren shall be
compatible with, and activated by, the control panel.
(b) A blue strobe light shall be provided and installed for the duress alarms as located on
the EPA CID space drawing. The silent duress alarms shall activate the blue strobe light
and not annunciate at the keypad or activate the siren. The duress alarms shall be
transmitted to the FPS Alarm Central Receiving Station for dispatching purposes.
3.2 Closed Circuit Television System
The closed circuit television (CCTV) system shall consist of cameras, monitors and a
recording device and will be used to observe persons entering the OIG area via the foyer
door or who are approaching the rear OIG doorway. The CCTV system is entirely
contained within the OIG area and is monitored there.
(a) Cameras shall provide color images with a minimum resolution of 4 CIF at 30 frames
(b) Cameras shall be equipped with lenses sufficient to provide at least 50 pixels per
linear foot at the intended viewing distance.
(c) Cameras shall be installed with manufacturer recommended mounting brackets and
(d) Cameras shall be connected to video monitors/recording devices via dedicated cable.
(e) All camera cabling traversing unmonitored spaces shall be installed in conduit.
(e) Video quality shall be sufficient, under all ambient lighting conditions, to recognize
and differentiate human faces.
(a) Video monitors shall be provided by the vendor and installed in EPA specified
locations within the OIG area to provide real-time display of video camera data.
(b) Video monitors shall be color displays compatible with the video cameras and
(c) Video monitors shall be flat-screen displays with a horizontal viewing area of 22
(d) The contractor shall provide fire rated plywood, painted white, as required for secure
attachment of the monitors to the walls.
3.2.3 Recording Equipment
(a) Digital recording equipment shall be provided and installed to continuously record
full resolution camera video data from all video cameras at rates up to 30 frames per
(b) The digital recorder shall detect and report attempts to block or otherwise impair any
(c) The digital recorder shall provide, at a minimum, storage adequate to record video at
15 frames per second continuously for seven days.
(d) The digital recorder shall initiate a report whenever its storage has exceeded a preset
(e) The digital recorder shall automatically record over previously recorded data when
all storage space has been exhausted.
(f) The digital recorder shall be mounted on a contractor-provided steel shelf mounted in
an EPA specified location inside the secure storage room.
(g) The digital recorder shall include a network interface compatible with EPA’s
network infrastructure. This interface shall be in addition to any required to meet other
recorder requirements, including the connection of cameras and/or monitors.
(h) The contractor shall provide technical information to support security certification
and accreditation by the EPA during the initial contract period or the warranty period.
The contractor shall furnish and install an intercom system consisting of one master and
one slave station (Air phone LEM1DL or equivalent) and one LE-DE or LE-A call
station (or equivalent) in this EPA location.
(a) The contractor shall provide one live training session to train two EPA employees in
the operation (arm and disarm, and how to identify alarms on keypads)
4.1.1 Acceptance Testing
(a) The contractor shall perform acceptance test procedures with the DHS Mega Center.
The completed testing will demonstrate that the as-installed equipment meets the
requirements of this work statement.
(b) The contractor shall execute these test procedures in the presence of an authorized
(c) The system will be accepted by EPA once all test procedures have been satisfactorily
(a) The contractor shall warrant all new equipment components for one year following
(b) During the warranty period, the contractor shall replace all failed newly installed
components within two business days of the time informed of the failure.
4.1.3 Installation Requirements
(a) All equipment and interconnecting cables shall be installed in accordance with
manufacturer specification, national and local building and fire codes, and best
(b) All conductor terminations shall be tinned prior to attaching connectors or making
(c) All cables shall be clearly and unambiguously labeled.