Fredon is upgrading security at Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre at Silverwater Correction Complex, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Prison Programme, which will provide improved and efficient rehabilitation facilities for inmates.

As part of an overarching scope of works, Fredon will supply and install electronic access control, CCTV, perimeter detection, mobile duress, security & engineering network and contraband detection systems, with a completion date of 2021.

The extension involves the construction of 4 new accommodation buildings that will fit a total of 440 inmates, updated infrastructure of indoor and outdoor spaces which includes interview and program rooms, laundry, kitchen, gym and carpark facilities.

Lendlease awarded Fredon an $A35 million multiservice contract for the electrical, security and mechanical works. Works are being completed in a ‘live’ prison environment and involve the following deliverables:

* Upgrade of old security system for the installation of the new physical security information management software platform, including supply and install electronic access control, CCTV, perimeter detection, mobile duress, security & engineering network and contraband detection systems
*Design, supply, installation and commissioning of switchboards and submains, general lighting and power systems, diesel generator systems, UPS systems including new HV installation
* Design, supply, installation and commissioning of site-wide fibre backbone networks, structured cabling systems, MATV network including communications room installations
* Design, supply, installation, and commissioning of air conditioning units, ventilation, BMS and mechanical electrical works.

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