DEFENCE and security company Saab Australia has received an $A26 million contract to provide the planned and corrective maintenance and capital expenditure works for the electronic security system for the 300-bed Southern Queensland Correctional Centre. 

Located near Gatton in the Lockyer Valley and opened in January 2012, the 300-bed Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is the state's newest prison. The electronic security system was originally installed by Saab in the centre and has been under comprehensive maintenance since the facility opened. The system provides an integrated surveillance picture and total control of security sensors and locks within the prison environment.

“The Southern Queensland Correctional Centre has been a very successful project for Saab and was the first major installation completed by our Security Division using Australian developed technology,” says Mark Slade, general manager of Saab Security.

“Saab is pleased to be able to continue our involvement and support of this modern and state of the art Queensland Corrective Services facility.” 

The contract will run for 14 years and will involve Saab Security and Defence Solutions operations in Adelaide, Australia.