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ARA Wins Big Sydney Council Tender
ARA Wins Big Sydney Council Tender – Security integrator, ARA Security, has won an $A3.8 million tender to provide security upgrades to multiple City of Sydney sites.
City of Sydney went to tender late 2022 seeking to engage the services of a suitably qualified security integration company to “provide comprehensive and periodic preventative maintenance services of existing systems, undertake programmed asset renewal of existing equipment, and minor installations of new systems or expansions as required for a period of 5 years”.
The City currently owns over 200 properties across its local government area with alarms, access control, or CCTV systems installed in approximately 100 of these properties. They vary in complexity and size, from the installation of a single duress button at a small community facility, to complex access control systems in the 25-storey corporate building, Town Hall House.
City of Sydney also operates the Street Safety Camera Program, comprised of 104 public place CCTV cameras.
The City uses 2 main security systems, Gallagher – the primary access control system for larger corporate installations and Inner Range Integriti – in smaller facilities primarily for intruder alarm systems.
In addition to these main systems there are legacy Inner Range Concept systems and a small number of other brands of access control and alarm systems. These will be upgraded to either Gallagher or Integriti over the life of this tender.
The CCTV systems comprise Pelco VideoXpert for the Street Safety Camera Program, Sydney Town Hall and Town Hall House and Geutebruck Digital Video Recorders for smaller remote sites ranging from 4-32 cameras.
ARA will be required to provide full comprehensive maintenance, inclusive of all parts and labour for all of the systems identified in the RFT and undertake periodic maintenance of all systems in accordance with the schedule outlined in Part B.
City of Sydney will identify an annual asset renewal plan for the ongoing upgrade and replacement of security and emergency management assets. Asset renewal is undertaken annually with system components being upgraded on average every 7-10 years as the technology reaches end of life, no longer meet the city’s operational requirements, or have been significantly surpassed by new technology capabilities.
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