Honeywell To Help Secure Vancouver 2010 Olympic, Paralympic Winter Games

Honeywell recently announced that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has selected the company to provide a perimeter intrusion detection system for 18 of the major venues that will be used during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Under the $30.5 million (CAD) contract, Honeywell is responsible for the installation, support and eventual removal of the system, which will help secure approximately 27 kilometers of event perimeter.

The system will consist of assessment and detection equipment mounted around the Olympic and Paralympic venues. When a potential disturbance is identified, alarms will activate allowing security personnel to respond quickly. Honeywell will also provide round-the-clock service support to ensure the system is fully operational at all times throughout the games.

"This contract ensures that we will have the appropriate infrastructure in place around the venues that we are mandated to secure for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games," said Assistant Commissioner Bud Mercer, CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit. "Perimeter intrusion detection is an important part of a multi-layered security strategy and this announcement confirms that we are on track and continue to move forward."

Honeywell will start staging and testing the system immediately, and install the equipment as the various venues come online. The system will encompass a wide range of locations, including diverse landscapes from mountain terrain to urban settings. To meet the tight timelines and geographic challenges, Honeywell will work with local contractors -- employing more than 200 people at peak -- and draw on its experience with previous large-scale security installations, as well as security and facility projects for the Beijing 2008 and Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Following the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games, Honeywell will disassemble and remove the system. The company will take steps to specify equipment and materials that can be reused for other projects, strategically aligning with Vancouver's sustainability commitment for the 2010 games.

"There's no delaying the games. So this project not only requires advanced technology and engineering, but the management expertise and resources to deliver the system on time," said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions. "That's a combination we excel at. It's part of our commitment to building a world that's safer and more secure. And we're excited to help create a winning environment for participants and spectators."

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