|Security By Design
has provided consulting and design services to Wells Fargo Bank
over many years and many projects. The first project in the
1979 was an upgrade to many aspects of the present operations
center. Wells had the master lease for the bottom 27 floors
of a 38 story high rise in San Francisco. Due to the high security
issues at this site, SBD was asked to come up with a way to
move the entire 27-floor volume of people through a card in
- card out system where each card was presented only once, and
allowed only one person in or out. The result was the first
implementation of optical turnstiles on the West coast, and
the initial development of these ergonomic control mechanisms.
This same building had an old building control and fire management
system, which was malfunctioning. SBD specified and managed
the replacement of the entire fire management infrastructure
for the site. This was a complex process due to the fact that
the fire systems were split with the bottom 27-floors on one
system and the top 11 floors on another.
For the New Data Center, SBD designed systems for
alarm monitoring, access control, fire protection, and critical
systems monitoring. A complete redesign of the Halon System
for 87,000 square feet of raised floor area was included.
SBD also designed the data center process alarm
||collection and E.P.O.
system for the entire data center.
A series of mantraps was used for the data center that incorporated
networked Siemens controllers, integrated video switching, and
fingerprint authentication. Other mantraps were implemented
at additional sites.
A Credit Card Processing Center with high value loss
potential became a critical site with many high security features
Work with Wells Fargo Bank has extended over many
years with other projects that were designed, implemented,
and signed off, including cash vaults and print shops.
For the Wells Fargo Museum in downtown San Francisco,
SBD designed a security alarm system to protect the historical
memorabilia. The alarms were transmitted to the onsite attendants.
A personal safety alarm system was used in an unusual way
where the transmitters were on at all times and the receivers
were within the sealed cases. If any case was opened, the
receiver would sense this condition and report which case
it was to the docents.
SBD created Bank Branch Security Architectural standards
in conjunction with the Real Estate division. This set of
standards was used for all new construction of branches.