RailCorp has announced the selection of ADT , a leading global electronic security company, to carry out approximately $25 million of security works on the CityRail network over the next five years.
ADT currently maintains CityRail's CCTV services and has been involved in the installation and maintenance of the system for a number of years.
"We are delighted to be involved in this extensive security project and believe that RailCorp's decision to appoint us can be attributed to the depth and breadth of ADT security services which includes over 130 years of global experience in the industry,” said Ian Milne, ADT's managing director.
"With almost one million passengers traveling on the network each day, our partnership with RailCorp demonstrates ADT's commitment to ensuring that Australians are protected by the highest quality security systems, in an age of uncertainty."
RailCorp spokesperson Helen Willoughby said the availability of quality CCTV on every CityRail station was an important part of RailCorp's strategy for maintaining high security of staff and passengers.
"ADT, part of Tyco Fire & Security, is the world's largest electronic security company and is well equipped to carry out these important works and provide us with a world-class, highly sophisticated electronic security system which has been specifically designed and built for our needs."
The contract involves ADT:
* Providing support and maintenance of the 6,214 CCTV security cameras and 700 Emergency Help Points for the term of the contract;
* Transforming the current CCTV system by implementing current technologies to ensure that the overall efficiency of the system is improved and to meet increased requirements of RailCorp, and;
* Provision of services relating to the installation of additional cameras, help points and supporting infrastructure as required on new or upgraded stations.
CityRail regularly monitors security developments in comparable mass transit systems around the world, endeavouring to ensure CityRail security strategies accord with best practice.