The Judges commented: “The two-year programme was extremely compressed with most trades working on top of each other, particularly down the home stretch. Finishing trades did not enjoy the normal luxury of working in clear areas….”
Nedax Security was contracted to supply and install a comprehensive security system based on Gallagher Access Control allied with a Milestone CCTV array.
Understanding the critical timelines and the issues noted above, Nedax forward planned the installation and pre-tested, configured and programmed the entire equipment list offsite.
We completed the Security Control Room and made it ready for field component terminations three months ahead of schedule.
Our work with PwC
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The five-story PwC Centre in Wellington was awarded the 2019 Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) Supreme Commercial Project of the Year. The prestigious award sets the benchmark for commercial construction in New Zealand. The judges commented: “The teamwork was particularly impressive. It demonstrated a great level of trust, collaboration, and a high standard of workmanship across all trades.”
In the early stages of the project, Nedax Security was contracted to the construction company, LT McGuiness, to provide access security to the proposed building. While the main tenant was PwC, there were also to be two smaller businesses requiring perimeter access and other security services. Nedax took responsibility for the security of the base build (core infrastructure) system which includes such zones as the perimeter, stairs and lifts. Specifically for PwC, Nedax installed a duress system at the front desk, sensors that detect if a secure door has not closed, CCTV, and environmental alarms for their computer room. These are monitored remotely and logs are provided.
The first step involved Nedax looking at the initial specifications in order to consider the kinds of cameras, locking devices, and door, lift, and vehicle controls that PwC required. Recommendations were made directly to PwC on whether the items in the specification were fit for purpose, and alternative products were recommended as required. Wiring schedules, provisioning of power, and cabling plans were examined for optimum placement of cameras, locking devices and locations for IT and data related equipment.
Once the installation phase commenced, Nedax worked with LT McGuiness on site to complete the planned work. Then, once installed and operational, Nedax began working with PwC’s internal staff who would be managing the day-to-day elements such as access card programming.
Nedax trained PwC’s staff to administer such tasks as programming new cards, to allow individual staff access to particular areas based on their authorisation criteria, and also to cancel cards. In addition, PwC and Nedax have a three-year support contract which offers a turnkey support service, including software and antivirus updates, and ad hoc requests. This partnership approach suits PwC and also offers peace of mind in that all elements of security are safeguarded. Other routine services include: monitoring door closure (for example if the server room door is left open), quarterly checks, supply of encoded access cards, Bluetooth credentials, and providing advice as required.
“Nedax is a one-stop-shop. The solutions are user-friendly and reliable. They also took us through the system step-by-step and explained it all in a way we could understand on a personal level. They are great in terms of their response time, and their staff are really friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, it’s a very positive relationship.”