Saab safeguards Australian prison
Saab will provide security services for the South Queensland Correctional Precinct in Australia. The contract marks the international breakthrough for Saab’s solutions for protection of high-security locations.
The system installed at the South Queensland Correctional Precinct near Gatton in Queensland, Australia, will be modeled after the same solution that has been widely installed in several high-security locations in Sweden, including prison and probation services, airports and nuclear power plants. All security systems will be connected into a common infrastructure, making it possible to share information and thereby enhancing the security.
Saab will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of the security services, as well as the integration of sub-systems and sensors such as intruder alarms, electronic locking systems, Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras, biometric identification (fingerprint and iris scanner), heartbeat detector and numberplate recognition.
The project is a 300-bed women’s prison, the first stage of a development that is planned to eventually house 3,000 prisoners.
Enables more decisive and pro-active operations
“This is a breakthrough for Saab’s civil security solutions for protection of high-security locations on the international market,” says Gunilla Fransson, President of Saab Security. “The contract also confirms the strengths of the key concept of the system, bringing a higher level of awareness to the decision making process and creating the base for more decisive and pro-active operations.”
The contract is signed with the Baulderstone Pty Ltd. Final delivery is planned for 2011.
Flexible use of new and existing technologies
The South Queensland Correctional Precinct security system will be built upon an integrated platform using a proven network based architecture. Through the development and use of open standards, Saab provides a cost effective, internet protocol (IP) based security system that integrates existing technologies and allows for the incorporation of new IP based technologies. This enables customers to integrate legacy systems whilst providing a fully extendable, open architecture to meet future technology needs.
“We are pleased to be awarded this contract to support the Queensland Government (Queensland Corrective Services) and Baulderstone, where we will be leveraging Saab’s extensive technology expertise into this advanced security system,” says Lindsay Pears, Managing Director of Saab Technologies Australia. “We also see it as a positive opening for new growth in Queensland.”
Saab has more than twenty years of operational experience in the defence domain in Australia. To provide similar leading edge solutions for the civil security market Saab is now establishing Saab Security Pty Ltd. Saab Security Pty Ltd has its headquarters in Adelaide and offices in four other Australian states.
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