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Prefabricated Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF)

Prefabricated Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF)Workspace Technology’s Technical Fabrication capability includes the design & build of bespoke modular or portable Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, also referred to as a SCIF or Situation Room. These secure buildings are designed for communicating classified information in official capacities such as national intelligence, national security, defence, and parlance for the military, government, and lawmakers. A secure room such as this helps to prevent data leakage of sensitive security information and is heavily relied on within the intelligence community. However, SCIFs are also popular for corporate and media businesses who want to keep sensitive information private.

With a background in designing and building data centres for defence applications, Workspace Technology has acquired industrial security expertise that enables us to assess physical risks and deliver secure environments that ensure organisations meet government accreditation standards as necessary.

Depending on the application and size, our Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility can be built based on a range of three build systems:

Prefabricated – Where SCIF installations are ‘static’, bespoke prefabricated manufactured modular housings with widths ranging from 3.0m to 3.6m and lengths from 6m to 18m can be accommodated. Where larger meeting spaces are required we can pre-fabricate in two sections and join together on-site to form a single SCIF building.

Containerised - Where ongoing portability and flexible transportation is paramount, Workspace Technology’s SecureCube™ 2.4m wide, ISO containerised SCIF format offers the ideal solution with lengths ranging from 6m to 12m (20ft / 40ft).

Modular SCIF Building Construction - Modular SCIF construction utilises steel frame structures and CPNI or LPS1175 SR4 certified composite panel cladding systems which can be erected both internally (typically within a large open warehouse or vacant office space) or externally to create a standalone Sensitive Compartmented space.

Traditional Fitout – Workspace Technology can also offer onsite conversions and fitouts of existing buildings or rooms in order to support full SCIF functionality.

SCIF Design Features

Workspace Technology provides holistic design & installation services to deliver a fully-featured and functional facility “sensitive meeting ready” for our clients. Multi-Layer Information Protection - Our SCIF buildings offer Multi-Layer Information Protection for its occupants offering:

RF Secure ….Full RF Protective Shield

A vital part of the security is the provision of Electromagnetic Protection or EMP Shielding in compliance with UK, NATO and international security and performance standards. The EMP Shielding is vital to protect the structure from EMP type attacks, possibly launched hundreds of miles away and outside a country's borders.

  • AFSSI 7700 Emission Security & AFSSI 7702 EMSEC Countermeasure, Over Frequency range: 150 MHZ to 10GHz.
  • NSA 94-106 Compliant
  • Eliminating EMC Radiation
  • Protection from Electronic Eaves Dropping
  • Aluminium Foil Lined
  • RF Secure Outer Access Door
  • Integrated RF Filtration for All Services

Sound Proofed….Full Acoustic Protection

SCIF installations incorporate acoustic protection through a combination of fresh air intake / extract attenuators and an inner acoustic wall panelling systems to prevent audibility outside of the secure space.

  • Eliminating Sound Emissions
  • Protecting from Local Eaves Dropping
  • Conversations Remain Within The “Group”
  • Lined With Acoustic Sound Attenuation Panels
  • Inline Attenuators for Fresh Air Systems

Attack Resistant….CPNI Certified Perimeter Shell

Construction options include LPS1175 SR2 to SR4 or pre-engineered CPNI certified modular walling systems to provide enhanced physical Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility protection.

  • Physically Secured Space
  • 10 Minutes CPNI Base Standard Option
  • Options for Blast & Bullet Proof Systems
  • CPNI Secure Door & Locking Systems
  • Air Vents Fitted With CPNI Grilles

Built for Sensitive Business Meetings - Our SCIF buildings offer Multi-Layer Information Protection for its occupants offering :

Meeting Ready….Built for Business:

Offering Bespoke Interior Fitouts To Meet Customer Requirements including acoustic equipment racks, copper and fibre communications cabling and containment systems to suit individual client specifications. Options include but are not limited to:

  • Stand Alone Secure Network
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Power & Data Infrastructure
  • Acoustic Equipment Rack
  • Laptop Lockers

Air Conditioned….Comfortable Work Environment

Comfort cooling, heating & ventilation systems are included as standard within any SCIF design.

  • Fresh Air Ventilation
  • Temperature Controlled Workspace
  • Heating & Cooling Modes

Plug And Go….Powered For Business

As part of any SCIF installation we will include all the relevant infrastructure to ensure the SCIF is ready to go including, Power, Emergency Lighting, Fresh Air Makeup etc.

  • Plug In Power Hook-up Point
  • Dedicated Plant Room
  • Self-Contained Cooling
  • Generous Power & Data Points
  • LED “Daylight” Lighting Systems

Fire Detection ….Fire Protection

Internal fire detection and the ability to send and receive alarms between local house systems are included as standard.

  • Local Fire Panel
  • Multi Zone Smoke Detection
  • Relays Prewired for External Connection
  • Warning Sounders

Integrated Security….Multi-layered Secure Environment

A range of Intruder Detection Systems (IDS), Access Control Systems (ACS), IPCCTV, and high-security mechanical locking systems can be incorporated into the configuration to suit specific client requirements.

  • CPNI Certified Intruder Detection
  • CPNI Certified Access Control System
  • NCSC ICD/ICS 705 Compliant
  • IPCCTV Monitoring & Local Recording
  • Grade 3 External Locks

Workspace Technology’s pre-fabricated Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities are delivered pre-tested and ready for hook-up to site power & I.T services. Our delivery team will take care of all aspects including transportation, contract crane lifts, power & I.T hook-up, and final site testing in preparation to handover ready for use by the client. Workspace Technology’s turnkey SCIF solutions incorporate structural design, concrete base construction, perimeter security fencing and installation of service ducts and I.T & Power feeds in preparation for the delivery and positioning of the pre-engineered SCIF solution.

Learn More About Technical Prefabrication Configuration Options

For more information on our full range of Technical Prefabricated Modular Data Centre, Telecoms Cabins and SCIF products and services please contact our Sales Team on 0121 354 4894 or send us a message.

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