G4S Technology awarded contract by Washington State Department

Company to upgrade security for the largest ferry system in the U.S.


OMAHA, Neb., (September 26, 2012) – G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta), a systems integrator and project management company for electronic security systems and communication networks, has been awarded a $3.8M contract from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Ferries Division to provide security system upgrades.

G4S Technology will install a new Milestone XProtect® Corporate Video Management Software (VMS). IPSecurity Center TM from CNL will be utilized as the Physical Security Information Management System (PSIM) to integrate various security components into one interoperable Command and Control System (CCS) with a common user interface. Updates also include a new AMAG Symmetry Access Control System (ACS) that will be Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) capable. The work is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.

The Washington State Ferry (WSF) system is the largest in the United States, serving eight counties within Washington and the province of British Columbia in Canada. WSF’s existing system has 10 routes and 20 terminals that are served by 22 vessels. WSF carries 10 million vehicles and more than 22 million people annually.

“As the largest Ferry system in the country, WSF has a critical need to maintain the highest levels of security,” said Bob Sommerfeld, President of G4S Technology. “Our company has the knowledge and experience needed to help advise and equip the Ferry system with the best technology and future expansion capabilities. G4S Technology is honored to be able to help ensure the safety of Washington Ferry passengers, crews, and vehicles.”