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Access and perimeter security solution secures Village Roadshow Theme Parks

Access and perimeter security solution secures Village Roadshow Theme Parks
July 3, 2019

Security solutions provider Gallagher have shared their experience of providing access control and perimeter solutions for Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP).

With VRTP welcoming over five million visitors per year across its Gold Coast properties, Gallagher monitors each of the sites - Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet‘n’Wild Water World, Australian Outback Spectacular, Sea World, Paradise Country and the Sea World Resort and Water Park – the robust integrated system also enables the VRTP security team to monitor and control from one location.

A long-term partner for VRTP, the two businesses having worked together since the mid-1980s, Command Centre technology has given VRTP total site security across all parks.

VRTP’s guard workforce has been complimented by the Gallagher system working seamlessly together. Command Centre technology has also given VRTP total site security across all parks, within a year saving park operations approximately 20 hours a day in labour costs.

Gallagher also delivers building automation and control through a high-level interface that provides strong communication between Gallagher Command Centre and the theme parks’ building systems. This has enabled integration to seven main panels and sub panels across the group giving security staff better visibility of all services, at all times. Efficiencies in alarm generation have improved with automatic escalation to the necessary staff member in a timely manner.

As reported by security industry website SourceSecurity.com, Gallagher’s integrated security solution provides continuous surveillance across each of the attractions, even including animal safety and care at Sea World. With a range of dolphins, seals, sharks, polar bears, and other marine life – their safety, and the reputation of Sea World, must be preserved. This also includes protecting Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country animals and wildlife.

Alongside video and alarm integration, Gallagher manages all primary entry points into parks. Once inside the parks, it manages restricted zones which include secured enclosures, particularly important for Sea World.

Gallagher’s integrated security solution also provide continuous surveillance across the parks, capturing any incidents which may occur on site.

With security taking a precedence in the last five years, VRTP made the decision to invest in a robust integrated system that to the public eye would go unseen.

Gallagher’s strong history of service and the scope of their integrated security solutions gave VRTP confidence in selecting Gallagher for their upcoming internal infrastructure developments.

With 250 cameras located discretely around all seven of VRTP’s properties, integrated back to the central control platform Gallagher Command Centre, the VRTP security team has the ability to monitor and control from one location.

Intruder alarm management solution
The integrated system plays an important role in securing the site overnight from would-be intruders in the Village Roadshow Studios, much importance is placed on securing assets, and protecting the privacy of high-profile guests. The Studios have attracted projects with a combined budget of around $2.5 billion. There are eight large sound stages covering 10,844 metre², confirming it as one of the largest movie studios in the Southern Hemisphere.

With intellectual property and assets that must be protected, the Gallagher 24-hour camera integration and intruder alarm management solution play a key role in protecting staff, visitors, and monitoring employee cash handling and service. The integrated system also plays an important role in securing the site overnight from would-be intruders.

Duress alarm monitoring is a central integration used by security staff with 70 alarm zones across all parks. In the event of an emergency, a wireless help-call system can identify back to the Command Centre the name, description, and location via a detailed site plan for each park

Also working with Wet‘n’Wild Sydney (now owned by Parques Reunidos) from its opening in December 2013, Gallagher was able to demonstrate its ability to extend security coverage across states, with monitoring of the Sydney waterpark undertaken from the main Command Centre in the Gold Coast.

Wet‘n’Wild Sydney also became the first Village Roadshow park to deploy staff RFID wrists bands that gave access to areas restricted by the public.

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