Emergency Lighting System for Maximum Security Prison
Major works have begun as part of a project to upgrade New Zealand’s only maximum security prison.
The final re-development will hold up to 260 prisoners with the prison’s total capacity at 681.
The current building dates to 1968 and it is considered to be outdated and lacking the capability to support the rehabilitation and reintegration programmes required for a modern prison. In addition the upgraded facility when finished will be safer for staff, prisoners and visitors. Completion is expected by the end of 2017.
Intelligent Environments have been contracted to provide a monitored emergency lighting system for this project. Working with Bishman Electrical and Aesthetics Lighting, we will be installing a Rapix emergency system that will enable automated testing and reporting of all emergency fittings for ease of maintenance and full compliance with required standards.
The security elements of the Rapix emergency system impressed the stakeholders, and was an important factor in the choice that was made.
For this project the Rapix Emergency Lighting System will be run on a dedicated DALI emergency network.
The system will schedule maintenance tests and will detect any schedule conflicts to ensure best practice. Reports will be compiled on all passes/failures and alerts will automatically be sent to appropriate personnel. With automated compliance testing, there will be no issues with meeting current standards.