THE National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is planning an upgrade of its video surveillance solution. 

National Gallery of Australia management has requested expressions of interest from security technology companies to carry out the replacement and installation of new CCTV cameras.

The lead contractor is expected to manage all aspects of the project and any sub-contracting of associated works will be the responsibility of the contractor.

Located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffen, the National Gallery of Australia was originally constructed in 1967 of bush-hammered concrete at a cost of $A82 million.


Track-mounted CCTV cameras on part of the NGA's vaulted honeycomb ceiling structure
 
The building has 23,000 m2 of floor space for display and storage of artworks, with 3 levels of galleries displaying highlights of its 166,000-work collection, as well as hosting major local and international exhibitions. 

The vaulted ceilings, honeycomb structures, challenging lighting conditions and iconic nature of this brownfield site make the National Gallery an entertaining application from the point of view of security integrators. 

The RFI closes on February 17. ♦