ELSS, a keyless security system jointly designed by Correctional Services Department (CSD) and EMSD, integrating different functions of monitoring, operation, recording and personnel authentication, has greatly improved operation efficiency and strengthened access control for LWCI.
With CCTV cameras, digital communication system and the new e-lock system in place for identity verification, CSD duty officers can now operate cell doors from the control room with simply a push of buttons. Most importantly, the new system has greatly reduced response time which is critical especially in an emergency situation. The responding officer no longer has to walk to and fro between the location of an incident and the control room where the keys were kept, the total distance of which may be up to several hundred metres.
The ELSS has been awarded the "Best Innovation (Entrepreneurial Innovation) Special Mention" of The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2014, organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
EMSD always puts customers' needs first. During the system design period, we proactively helped CSD integrate both the new and old security systems, making them complementary to each other. Ms Chung Chi-lan, Senior Superintendent (Works and Planning) of CSD was highly appreciative of the professionalism and comprehensive E&M services and consultancy. She commented, "The full backup from EMSD has helped us in maintaining our normal day-to-day operations without any disruption."
Ms Chung's compliment highlights our ability to provide high quality service to a client venue where seamless, reliable support round the clock is of utmost importance. The award and recognition from professional institutions as well as the client department were an extra bonus for the project team.