Published on 16 September, 2010
|The CCTV system is integrated with intruder alarm, fire alarm, door entry and baggage checking systems|
Members of the Welsh Assembly can meet safe in the knowledge that their building is fully protected thanks to a complete fire and security system designed and installed by Chubb
. Chubb is a subsidiary of UTC Fire & Security
, a unit of United Technologies Corporation
The £27 million state-of-the-art building at Llandudno Junction in North Wales is among the greenest public buildings in Wales, accommodating over 500 civil servants and a range of support agencies.
The M&E consultant selected Chubb based on its competitive tender and previous track record. The project requires installation of a fully networked mult-panel fire alarm system, Public Address/Voice Alarm (PAVA) technology and disabled refuge.
A spokesman explains: "Government buildings are particularly prone to attempted security breaches, so a sophisticated solution to protect the staff, building and contents was vital to the design."
"To have both the fire and security systems installed by the same company - with the inherent experience and expertise of its engineers - was a major advantage."
In terms of the CCTV installed, the system comprises more than 50 cameras; including 30 internal PTZ domes all operating over the IP network. The CCTV system is integrated with the intruder alarm, fire alarm, door entry/access and baggage checking systems.
Jane Garland, Marketing Communications Manager at Chubb says that working in government buildings presents a different challenge. "Parliaments the world over are at risk from breaches in security and the dangers of fire,"
she says. "Chubb is proud to have worked on such a prestigious and landmark building, and delivered a safer Assembly for the people of Wales."