Evonik chooses Intergraph’s Command-and-Control System for Industrial Security

Sophisticated solution enhances safety and security at multiple sites.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., September 23, 2014

Evonik Industries AG, a leading specialty chemicals company, has chosen Intergraph's command-and-control solution for networked, physical security at its facilities in Darmstadt, Weiterstadt and Worms, Germany. A global leader in public safety solutions for emergency services, Intergraph’s systems also support large-scale industrial safety and security operations. Intergraph will provide a multi-site, control center management system based on its computer-aided dispatch system, I/CAD, to Evonik.

The existing control centers at the above mentioned Evonik sites have security subsystems that have grown significantly in number and scope over the years and required multiple user interfaces. The new system from Intergraph will integrate these diverse systems into a common operating picture with a single interface, significantly relieving the dispatcher workload through standardized operating processes both in daily operations and in emergency situations. The Intergraph solution supports the complete range of control center tasks, bringing together all physical security systems (fire, burglary, gas detectors, access control, guard systems and others), building technology systems, cameras, communication systems and alerting and notification systems into one unified platform. The new system enables tasks to be handled consistently, safely and quickly.

The control centers of Evonik are networked across different locations, so that individual incidents can be managed collaboratively by dispatchers at the various sites. The fast and efficient linkage with other sites is supported by more than 400 component interfaces within the solution.

“The combination of operational and risk management systems for plant protection enable many processes to be performed efficiently and effectively. This leads us to significant improvements in the response times and significant savings,” said Dr. Armin Neher, site manager Darmstadt/Weiterstadt at Evonik Industries AG. “The feature-rich products in combination with the very professionally designed solution for our requirements convinced us that Intergraph is the right partner."

Maximilian Weber, senior vice president of Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) and managing director of Intergraph SG&I Germany, said, “We’re proud to call Evonik Industries AG a customer. This important project underlines our expertise not only in the public safety area, but also in security solutions for the industrial sector.”


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About Evonik
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2013 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.