LONDON Around 1,200 speakers delivering in excess of 200,000 watts of sound power as well as 900 smoke detectors are just a part of a £3 million contract won by ADT to install an integrated safety and security solution for the arena at The O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome).
The contract includes the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV), access control, fire detection and public address/voice alarm (PA/VA) systems.
The centrepiece of the O2 which is due to open in July 2007, will be an indoor arena for up to 23,000 fans that will host at least 150 music, entertainment and sports events in its first year. Within the facility there will be a music club, cinema multiplex and exhibition space, as well as bars and restaurants in a vibrant 'entertainment district' wrapped around the arena under the roof.
The security solution incorporates over 120 CCTV cameras and more than 30 door entry points. The fire detection system consists of over 900 smoke detectors, 50 call points, more than 5,500 metres of pipe and eight networked control panels. This will continuously monitor air within the venue to provide an alert of a pre-fire condition before a fire fully develops.
A PA/VA system will also be installed, which forms part of the main arena sound system, in addition to supporting the surrounding areas where venue’s music can be heard. It includes 1,200 speakers delivering in excess of 200,000 watts of sound power and will provide announcements and alerts.