Optic Security Group scoops ASIAL award
Updated: Aug 11, 2020
Optic Security Group is proud to announce that its #SmartDarwin CCTV project has taken out the 2019 ASIAL security industry awards category 'Special events or projects over $500,000'.
Top End security project comes out on top
"We are absolutely ecstatic to be acknowledged by the industry in this way, and wish to thank ASIAL and the awards judging panel for their acceptance and assessment of our nomination,"said Jason Cherrington, Optic's Group CEO. "The #SmartDarwin CCTV project was an important project for us and for the City of Darwin." #SmartDarwin - Darwin's first Smart City Strategy - is aimed at driving prosperity supported by 21st century data-enabled technology, including a range of ‘smart’ technologies in the Darwin city centre utilising surveillance technologies to improve public safety and monitor pedestrian and traffic flows. As part of #SmartDarwin, the addition of a cohort of CCTV cameras in locations across the city was delivered by Optic Security Group’s Darwin-based subsidiary Security & Technology Services in order to facilitate the prevention and solving of crime. Optic Security Group was tasked with the design, supply, install, commission and maintenance of Darwin City Council’s (DCC) Smart City Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) System and Public Address (PA) assets in key areas of interest within Darwin City CBD. Assets included a range of CCTV cameras, Network Video Recorders (NVRs) and Video Management System (VMS), Analytics and CCTV supporting infrastructure, including the deployment of cameras and audio annunciator assets at locations agreed between NT Police Fire & Emergency Services (NTPFES) and Darwin City Council. The project was delivered and finalised on time and on budget, receiving extremely positive client reviews, and - importantly - has contributed to a smarter, safer and more secure City of Darwin. "Finding ‘converged security’ solutions to the unique challenges encountered in smart city initiatives is something that we relish, whether they relate to technical aspects of integration, cyber security of camera networks, or ensuring public expectations around surveillance and privacy are met," said Jason. "Having supported smart city projects across Australasia we are especially proud of what our Darwin team have achieved, and the professionalism and technical skill with which they went about achieving it." "We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all this year’s finalists and award winners for playing their part in raising the bar and giving all of us something to aspire to."