Secom Australia in association with SAAB Systems will be delivering the entire security solution for the contract which includes the construction of building and infrastructure upgrades to 16 defence sites located on the eastern seaboard of Australia.
According to Secom Australia this is one of the largest electronic security contracts ever to be awarded by the Australian Government. 
Secom Australia’s Managing Director, Takuya Yamashita says the awarding of the contract (BSIP) is in line with the Secom Groups strategic business plan for the Australasian region and he says the company is proud to be partnering with Watpac and SAAB Systems in the delivery of the contract. 
Meanwhile, Saab is responsible to Watpac for the integrated security solution based on own and third party products. 
“Saab is a leading provider of security systems and our solutions for managing security in complex locations and situations are well proven. We have already completed security management contracts in prisons and Australian Government facilities,” says Gunilla Fransson, head of Saab’s business area Security and Defence Solutions. 
“We have proven our readiness and reliability to meet the most stringent security requirements and are looking forward to working with Watpac to meet Defence’s base protection needs,” says Dean Rosenfield, managing director, Saab Systems in Australia. 
The Saab side of the project will be carried out by engineering staff already working at Saab’s systems integration facility at Mawson Lakes in Adelaide, Australia.