NSW Parliament has released an RFT for the replacement or upgrade of its intrusion detection and access control systems. 

The project will involve either the design and construction of a fully integrated security alarm and access control system, or an upgrade of the existing security alarm and access control system.

NSW Parliament building has a complex history likely to impact on any electronic security application. It was contracted as part of the 'Rum Hospital' by Governor Macquarie in 1810, given to the NSW Government in 1829 and the main legislative chamber was added in 1843, then expanded in 1856. Multiple older buildings were demolished and 12 floors of administrative space added between 1974 and 1985. 

Works on the security upgrade are projected to take place between April 2016 and June 2016. A briefing session was held at NSW Parliament House mid-December and the RFT closes before the end of this week. 

Australia-wide, state and federal government agencies have been working hard on improving their electronic security capabilities, with a considerable flow of new projects reaching the market over the past 6 months. ♦