G4S to Upgrade Security System for Nation’s Largest Ferry Service
Systems integration and project management company G4S Technology (formerly Adesta), Omaha, Neb., has won a contract to provide security system upgrades for the Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division.
Under the $3.8 million contract, G4S will install Milestone’s XProtect corporate video management software. CNL’s IPSecurity Center will serve as the physical security information management system, integrating various security components into one interoperable command and control center with a common user interface. Additional updates include a new AMAG Symmetry access control system, which will be Transportation Workers Identification Credential capable.
Serving eight counties within Washington and British Columbia across the Canadian border, the Washington State Ferry (WSF) system is the largest in the country. With 10 routes, 20 terminals and a fleet of 22 vessels, it transports 10 million vehicles and 22 million passengers each year.
“As the largest ferry system in the country, WSF has a critical need to maintain the highest levels of security,” said Bob Sommerfield, president of G4S, in a statement. “Our company has the knowledge and experience needed to help advise and equip the ferry system with the best technology and future expansion capabilities. G4S Technology is honored to be able to help ensure the safety of Washington Ferry passengers, crews and vehicles.”
Work is already underway and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.