Westlake Hall

Bradley University – Peoria, Illinois

Campus Audio/Video, Security, and Life Safety System Integration

Westlake Hall on Bradley Campus underwent a major renovation of its existing space, along with a massive addition to the north and west. The addition is nearly 5 times larger than the original building, bringing the total square footage of the building to 85,000 square feet. The addition features 4 floors of academic classrooms and offices, as well as an attic for mechanical equipment.

At Westlake Hall, there is a large classroom with auditorium seating extending from the basement up through the 1st floor. The existing building got a complete remodel and the clock tower was refurbished with new clock faces and cupola. The exterior of the addition is clad with limestone to match the existing building which was built in 1897.

Fire Alarm / Mass Notification, Area of Refuge Rescue Assistance System

The system installed here is part of the overall Edwards EST3-60 Fire Alarm / Mass Notification System throughout the campus. We are utilizing an existing fiber optic backbone to communicate via IP switches and VOIP for all emergency communications. It has Fireworks Graphical User Display (GUI), EST3 with voice, Signature Series, and Genesis Signals. It has speakers throughout the campus to direct students and staff during an emergency such as Fire Alarm, Severe Weather, Intruder Threat, and Hazardous Disasters.

The Area of Rescue Assistance System installed here is a Cornell 4200 Series. This life safety system allows occupants with special needs to notify emergency personnel via audible and visual notification. Once answered, the occupant can communicate directly with the emergency personnel notifying the need for assistance in evacuation.

Security Systems – Video Surveillance

The Avigilon IP Network Camera System is an (HD) High Definition Surveillance System that captures images, transmits them to a central server for storage, and allows authorized viewing for the security of the campus.

Audio / Video – AV Infrastructure Integration

Bradley Westlake Hall features a building-wide AV infrastructure installed by Thompson Electronics Company. We installed conference room AV systems, auditorium AV system, meeting room AV systems, and classroom AV systems using the latest offerings from BSS Audio, JBL Professional Loudspeakers, and Crown Audio.