award-greyFredon security have won the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) Award for Excellence in the category: Integrated Security Solution over $100,000.

The award was given for the security system for the Offices of the NSW Premier and Cabinet at 52 Martin Place. It recognises Fredon’s skill in completing the demanding project without a time extension, despite significant execution and design challenges evolving during the course of contract.

Offices of NSW Premier and Cabinet in Martin Place

Offices of NSW Premier and Cabinet in Martin Place

The contract was awarded in April 2014 and completed in December 2014.  The project was constrained, by noise, being in an occupied building including tenants such as the Channel 7 TV studio, by the high security, high profile nature of the job, requiring that all of the works be escorted at all times, limiting flexibility and necessitating constant re-prioritising to meet client requirements, and by various additional developments after the contract commenced.

Fredon’s years of leadership in project management and offsite prefabrication made the compressed timeframe achievable. An example of this was the offsite development of a custom cabinet design with pull “up and off” lids in response to limited space in the comms room, and various other rapid response prototyping and commissioning solutions.

The project employs an integrated access control and video surveillance system. The system chosen is widely used for best practise government applications, such as the Pentagon and other US government installations.

The completed project offers a number of advanced features which combine uncompromising security with ease of use. For instance, an iPad app allows mobile access to government personnel so they can monitor cameras in real time and remotely open doors in pre-approved areas, particularly helpful for VIP guests and after hours. A portable wireless card reader allows VIP cards to be privately and conveniently enrolled anywhere on the premises without having to queue at a manned card station.

Fredon Security are grateful to ASIAL for the award of the project and the entire team involved in delivery of this solution.