Honeywell scores perimeter contract for Vancouver 2010
The RCMP have selected Honeywell to provide a perimeter intrusion detection system for 18 major venues that will be used during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Under the $30.5 million contract, Honeywell is responsible for the installation, support, and removal of the system. This system will help secure approximately 27 kms of event perimeter.
The system will consist of assessment and detection equipment mounted around the Olympic and Paralympic venues. When a potential disturbance is identified, alarms will activate allowing security personnel to respond quickly. Honeywell will also provide around the clock service support to ensure the system is fully operational at all times throughout the games.
“Perimeter intrusion detection is an important part of a multi-layered security strategy and this announcement confirms that we are on track and continue to move forward,” says Assistant Commissioner, Bud Mercer, Chief Operating Officer of the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit.
Honeywell will start staging and testing the system immediately, and installing the equipment as the various venues come online.
The system will encompass a wide range of locations, including diverse landscapes from mountain terrain to urban settings.
To meet the tight time lines and geographic challenges, Honeywell will work with local contractors — employing more than 200 people at peak — and draw on its experience with previous large-scale security installations, as well as security and facility projects from the Beijing 2008 and Sydney 2000 Olympics.