Empangeni Medium / Maximum Security Prison

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Empangeni Medium / Maximum Security Prison

Client

  • Department of Correctional Services
 

Location

  •  Empangeni, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
 

Year Completed

  •  2000
 

Scope of Services

  •  Writing of the Performance Specification of the Integrated Security System
  • Integrated Security System
  • Taut wire Security Detection Fence
 

Key Factors

  •  Third “Direct-Indirect Supervision Prison” in South Africa
  • Integrated Security System
  • Taut wire Security Detection Fence
 

Secelec was responsible for the writing of the performance specification, the evaluation of tenders and the supervision of the installation of the integrated security system for the Third direct-indirect supervision and the Fourth new generation type prison in South Africalocated in Empangeni in the Western Cape. 

The capacity of the prison is 1350. The prison comprises 11 housing units and one Cooks housing unit.  ten housing unit houses for 128 inmates each and one housing units for 66 inmates. Apart from the housing units, it also comprise of the following units Admission, Visitation, Hospital, Counseling, kitchen, General stores and an Administration section.  All the doors, cameras, officer event log, intercom and public address and security detection fence sub systems in the facility are controlled by an Intelligent Distributed Electronic Addressable System which integrates all the sub systems into an integrated security system. The movement of the doors is achieved by a pneumatic system.