Fredon Security’s ACT team has executed a major C-Cure upgrade at the Canberra Hospital. The project was prompted by the existing installation approaching capacity which highlighted the requirement to strengthen the resilience of the growing platform.

Canberra Hospital was a mission-critical environment and where an outage would have been unacceptable. The work was completed quickly and seamlessly over a 10-day period, despite several technical issues, without interruption or inconvenience to the patients or staff.

Planning for the new work leveraged top-grade infrastructure in ACT Health, which supports a large access control and video surveillance platform across most ACT Health sites. Specially sourced high speed network interface cards provide a constant 10 Gigabit multipath connection between the sites to enable a fault tolerant distributed system using a master and slave server architecture. 

Thanks to this infrastructure, each site can operate autonomously and in the event of a communications failure there is no disruption to electronic security services. These complex additional layers provide protection against a multiple system failure

The project received recognition from Tyco at a regional level. 

“The Performance Excellence Award from Tyco Security Product recognises the technical, planning and delivery expertise that Fredon Security demonstrated in undertaking this sophisticated upgrade for ACT Health. Said Mark Romer – Regional Sales Director Pacific for Tyco Security Products.

“Both teams worked collaboratively leveraging each other’s expertise delivering an excellent result. I can’t think of a more deserving project for recognition and congratulate the team at Fredon Security.” 

Fredon’s installation at Canberra Hospital also won an ASIAL Excellence Award recently. 

“This award is fantastic recognition – not just for the team in the ACT but for the electronic security business as a whole,” said Danny Berkovic, managing director, Fredon Security. 

“I’m really proud of the culture of excellence that is continuing to grow in the business and has been recognised year-on-year by an independent judging panel. Congratulations and well done to the entire team, and thank you to our clients for their ongoing support,” he said. ♦