Saab delivers Security System for Auckland South Corrections Facility in New Zealand

Defence and Security company Saab, has delivered an integrated electronic security system for the new men’s prison at Wiri, South Auckland in New Zealand.

The Auckland South Corrections Facility, also known as Kohuora, is one of the most modern corrections facilities in the world and will house up to 960 male prisoners. The security system supports an innovative approach to prisoner management with prisoners progressing within the facility as they come closer to their release date.

SecureFuture was contracted by the New Zealand Department of Corrections to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the new facility, which opened in May 2015. SecureFuture has Fletcher Construction as primary sub-contractor for the design & construction phase of the prison, which contracted Saab for the provision of the state of the art OneView integrated security system.

OneView is a next generation Physical Security Information Management system providing customers with unprecedented levels of security subsystem integration for mission critical infrastructure.

“OneView provides prison staff with a very simple and intuitive user interface in the security control room that allows the efficient management of routine activities and enables quick analysis and response to situations as they arise. Saab’s experience in project management, quality, complex engineering and partnerships with local companies, including our New Zealand partner Advanced Security, maintains our reputation for performance as part of a major construction program,” says Dean Rosenfield, Managing Director of Saab New Zealand.

The successful completion of the security system by Saab follows on from the previous successful delivery of the security system at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre facility in 2011 and the continuing rollout of the OneView system into defence bases and facilities in Australia over the past two years under the Defence Base Security Improvement Program.

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