03-06-2009 - Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has selected Honeywell 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 USD 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, chief operating officer 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."