Saab Australia has signed a significant contract to supply the facility wide security system for the Victorian Government’s newest 1248-bed maximum security prison at Chisholm Road, Lara.

Saab Australia’s locally designed, developed and supported OneView security integration platform will be the centrepiece of the new prison’s electronic security solution.

“Our OneView system will seamlessly integrate a multitude of security subsystems, including electronic access control, video surveillance, biometric scanners, intruder detection and mobile duress,” said Andy Keough, Saab Australia managing director.

“This latest contract for the Chisholm Road facility further builds on Saab’s strong reputation as the leading security systems integrator for Australia’s correctional facilities sector.

“Our high-quality customisable product and local in-service support are clearly resonating with our customers, resulting in a growing portfolio of corrections facilities and other large-scale, critical infrastructure projects choosing OneView.”

OneView is already installed at the Barwon and Marngoneet facilities adjacent to the new prison.

“To deliver this latest contract, Saab will use local suppliers and contractors, supporting Victorian industry as it recovers from the economic impacts of COVID-19, and create a number of new jobs within Saab’s national security solutions team.”

In addition to the scope of work related to OneView product customisation, integration and deployment, as head Security Contractor on the project, Saab will undertake overall project management, procurement of security equipment, supervision of installation works and site wide set to work and commissioning of the full security system.

According to Keogh, OneView solution is a highly customisable system that simplifies the security picture for control room operators.

“The easy-to-manage human interface delivers and prioritises critical information from sensors installed throughout a facility and uses customer defined workflows to manage incidents,” Keogh said. “The solution provides an open system, facilitating the use of best-of-breed subsystem solutions and allowing greater choice in initial design and flexibility for future upgrades and support.”

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