Factory acceptance testing of the integrated Saab OneView security solution in Adelaide.

CLARENCE Correctional Centre’s electronic security system, which integrates 15 sub systems, has passed factory acceptance testing (FAT) first time at Saab Australia’s headquarters in Adelaide.

Australia’s largest correctional facility, Clarence Correctional Centre, will accommodate 1700 inmates and will be secured by OneView, which is a state-of-the-art electronic security system designed by Saab Australia.

Over 2 days, representatives of the government and the centre’s builder, designers, project managers, security contractor managers and an independent certifier observed Saab engineers put OneView through rigorous test protocols.

“Although Clarence is a huge, complex facility, we anticipated the testing would go well,” said Michael Wilkin, Saab Australia’s civil solutions operations manager. “We designed OneView to be flexible from the ground up and we’ve a solid track record of successful installations in modern security prisons,”

OneView integrates all 15 security subsystems at CCC, including CCTV cameras, door access controls, intruder sensors and biometric scanners across all the prison’s buildings. It also simplifies the security picture for security control room operators by providing one easy-to-manage view.

Operators receive critical information immediately which is pushed out via automatic alerts from sensors installed throughout the prison and interrogated by built-in intelligence.

“All our design, testing and modification work is done here in Australia, we now have an engineering workforce of 500,” said Michael Wilkin.

The Clarence Correctional Centre, south east of Grafton, is being delivered by the NSW Government in partnership with the NorthernPathways consortium consisting of John Holland, Serco and John Laing.

Cabling and device installation is currently underway and a number of the security subsystems are being pre-commissioned at present ready for commissioning into OneView in June.