GE Security Provides Intelligent Surveillance for Malaysian Harbor

GE Security , has completed the first phase of an integrated deployment of the GE Facility Commander Wnx global system and the GE UltraView EVP (VisioWave) enterprise video platform to provide centralized security for Puteri Harbor, Malaysia. The deployment includes security management, access control and monitoring capabilities for the luxury harbor development, a signature in the emerging regional city of Nusajaya.

The GE solution is the first system installed under the Master Security Plan for Nusajaya, developed by Sinclair Knight Merz, one of the security consultancies. Upon completion Nusajaya will span 100 square kilometers and be the largest planned city in Southeast Asia.

The installation of GE technologies at Puteri Harbor demonstrates GE's ongoing commitment to Nusajaya, expected to reach a population of half a million within 25 years. In 2007, GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt signed a memorandum of collaboration with UEM Land Berhad, the master developer for Nusajaya, to jointly support the safety and security, infrastructure and environmental aspects for the design and construction of the city, which is just across the border from Singapore in Johor, Malaysia. As part of that commitment, GE worked with UEM Land and other parties to develop Nusajaya's Security Master Plan. This plan is the first of its kind to embed security within the planning and design principles of an entire city development, and involves partnerships with key stakeholders including the government, police, private sector, consultants, business partners and the city's community.

"Security in Puteri Harbor and throughout Nusajaya is critical as the city and its developers seek to attract and protect business, visitors, residents and investors," said Zulkifli Tahmali, Project Director, Nusajaya of UEM Land. "The neighboring Singapore community will expect no less as they adopt Nusajaya as a natural extension of their region, offering new business, leisure, residential, education, medical and manufacturing options for their growing populations. GE has been an important partner in mapping out security requirements and this deployment in Puteri Harbor turns that blueprint into reality."

Facility Commander Wnx offers security management capabilities that integrate access control, photo identification credentialing, video surveillance and alarm monitoring into a unified command, which operates on the familiar Microsoft Windows platform. This enables security officials to have immediate access to information, to reduce the response time to potential security threats and to help keep the residents and the property safe and secure.

UltraView EVP video security software comprises a comprehensive suite of applications for intelligent video surveillance. Finely tuned to work in concert with one another, each application features usability and application flexibility that takes advantage of the versatile line of encoders and storage solutions that make up this cohesive family of products. The Ultraview development environment was used to create a fully customized, consolidated command and control platform to integrate Facility Commander Wnx access control, Ultraview video and intercoms. Gapurna Technologies, the integrator for the project, developed a GUI customized for the needs of the Puteri Harbor security operators.

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